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AASR November Newsletter

Call for Papers:

Conferences
36th ISSR/SISR ‘Religion in Global/Local Perspectives: Diffusion, Migration, Transformation’ Conference, 12-15 July 2021 (digital only), Taipei, Taiwan. Call for sessions extended till 14 December 2020. Call for papers revised: 8 January to 28 February 2021. More info
Center for Critical Research on Religion and Queens University Belfast, conference on “Critical Approaches to the Study of Religion”, 11-14 June 2021. Proposal deadline 15 January 2021. More info.
3rd ANU Religion Conference – Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy. Canberra, 8-10 December 2021. Proposal deadline 21 May 2021. More info 

Publications
Call for Book Proposals in Modern East Asian Religion and Culture
Call for papers for the International Journal for the Study of New Religions
Call for papers on Religions’ special issue: ‘Religion, Law and Politics‘. Deadline 18 December 2020. 
Call for paper for a thematic issue of Religion: Emic Categories and New Paths / Case Studies in the Scholarly Use of Indigenous Concepts (working title). Deadline Feb 2021. 
Call for papers: Special Issue on “Historizing Islamophobia”. Deadline February 2021. 

Teaching Resources
Adeana McNicholl and Ann Gleig are looking for material to include in their co-directed project “Teaching Resources for Buddhism, race and racism,” which is being hosted at teachingbuddhism.net and funded by The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation at the University of Toronto.  Our aim is to compile and provide a comprehensive list of primary and secondary material as well as teaching resources, including syllabi, lesson plans, and strategies, when teaching issues of race and racism in Buddhist Studies courses. Topics can include Orientalism, decolonization, race, and ethnicity anywhere in the Buddhist world. 

Please send any relevant material to Adeana McNicholl at adeana.mcnicholl@vanderbilt.edu and Ann Gleig at ann.gleig@ucf.edu
 
Event:
Dr Anna Halafoff will be speaking at an international workshop Religion and Science in Covid Times: Research Perspectives, organised by UAB Barcelona and the International Organization of Scientific Research: November 19th & 20th, 2020 | Central European Time (UTC +1)The Australian Sociology Association (TASA) has a series of presentations on Religion. Registration and details.‘Religion and Public Life in Australia’ on 24 Nov 2020, 1-2.30pm.’Grants Capture in the Australian Research Council’s “Religion and Religious Studies” Field Code’ on 24 November 2020, 3.30-5pmBook Launch – The Sage Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion, 25 Nov 2020, 2-2.30pm
Latest Publications:
Sarah K. Balstrup (2020), Spiritual Sensations: Cinematic Religious Experience and Evolving Conceptions of the Sacred. Bloomsbury Academic. 
Kim, David W. (2020), Daesoon Jinrihoe in Modern Korea: The Emergence, Transformation and Transmission of a New Religion. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 

ISAGRAM: Issue 189, November 2020

Some Research Committees, Working and Thematic
Groups opened a new Call for Abstracts
Submission deadline: November 12, 2020, 24:00 GMT

VIII ISA Worldwide Competition for Junior
Sociologists


International Sociological Association
Submissions: March 31, 2021

ISA Award for Excellence in Research and
Practice


International Sociological Association
Submissions: May 30, 2021

GLOBAL SOCIOLOGY AND THE
CORONAVIRUS
Publications
Webinars

CONFERENCES

 Social and Political Constitution of the Economy
International Max Planck Research School, Germany
March 24-26, 2021
Submissions: November 8, 2020

Comparative Studies in Modern Society: Balkans
in European and Global Context

Albanian Sociological Association
University of Prizren Ukshin Hoti, Kosovo
March 19-20, 2021
Abstracts: January 19, 2021

FELLOWSHIPS

Postdoctoral Fellowships
Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality”
University of Konstanz, Germany
Applications: December 13, 2020

 Doctoral Fellowship on Coping with Instability
in Market Societies

Max Planck Sciences Po Center
Paris, France
Applications: January 21, 2021

PUBLICATIONS

 Managerial Culture and Work Identity in
Education Systems

Call for papers
Special issue of Sociologia del lavoro
Deadline: December 15, 2020

Reconstructing Social Space: Spatial Dynamics
through Gendered, Cultural and Emotional
Lenses

Call for papers
Deadline: December 20, 2020

Pandemic Politics
Call for papers
Special Issue of Acta Academica
Submissions: February 28, 2021

Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19
Pandemic and its Consequences

Call for papers
Special issue of the Vienna Yearbook of
Population Research

Submissions: March 31, 2021

JOB OPENINGS

Lecturer of Sociology
Dept. of Anthropology, Sociology and
Criminology
Troy University, USA
Applications: Open till the position is filled.

 Assistant Professor of Urban Sociology
Department of Sociology
University of Toronto, Canada
Applications: November 23, 2020

 Associate Professor or Professor of Urban
Sociology

Department of Sociology
University of Toronto, Canada
Applications: November 23, 2020

 2 Associate Researchers on Sustainability
National Autonomous University of Mexico,
Mexico
Applications: November 26, 2020

ISAGRAM: Issue 188, October 2020

VIII ISA Worldwide Competition for Junior
Sociologists


International Sociological Association
Submissions: March 31, 2021

ISA Award for Excellence in Research and
Practice


International Sociological Association
Submissions: May 30, 2021

GLOBAL SOCIOLOGY AND THE CORONAVIRUS

Publications
Webinars

CONFERENCES

GEGNET: A Complex System Vision on Global
Governance and Policy Modelling

World  Complexity  Science  Academy
Ischia,  Italy
November, 3-5, 2020
Submissions: October 3, 2020

Social Justice in Times of Uncertainty

Swiss Sociological Association
Geneva, Switzerland
June 28-30, 2021
Submissions: November 2, 2020

La sociología en Paraguay: Historia, perspectiva
crítica y desafíos de futuro

Asociación Paraguaya de Sociología
Asunción, Paraguay
October 5-7, 2021
Abstracts: December 8, 2020

FELLOWSHIPS

Pasqual Maragall Legacy Research Grant Call 2020
Fundació Cataluña Europa
Applications: October 21, 2020

PRIZE

7th Russian-European Research Papers Competition
Centre for German and European Studies
Applications: October 12, 2020

PUBLICATIONS

Global Labor and Supply Chains
Call for papers
Special Issue of New Global Studies
Abstracts: November 1, 2020

Indigenous and Sociological Knowledges: Meeting
Points for Health Equity

Call for papers
Special Issue of Health Sociology Review
Abstracts: November 13, 2020

Reimagining the Cosmopolis: Living as a Pandemic
Humanity

Call for book chapters
Submissions: November 30, 2020

 International Handbook of Sociology and Christianity
Call for book chapters
Proposals: December 31, 2020

JOB OPENINGS

Postdoctoral Social Scientist in the Field of Private
Wealth Research

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany
Applications: November 1, 2020

Challenges of Multi-Ethnic Democracy, Race,
Inequality

Open Rank Professor
SNF Agora Institute
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Applications: November 6, 2020

Social Cognition/Political Psychology
Open Rank Professor
SNF Agora Institute
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Applications: November 6, 2020

Institutions of Democracy Under Stress

Open Rank Professor
SNF Agora Institute
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Applications: November 6, 2020

Ecclesiology and Ethnography Network

Dear EE Friends,
We should be gathering in Durham for our annual conference this week! We are mourning the loss of gathering in person, but in this newsletter you will find opportunity to remain engaged in our network in a variety of ways.
First, you will find links to a podcast series featuring Dr. Pete Ward hosted by Dr. Eileen Campbell-Reed on the E&E website.
And below, you’ll see a book launch from Dr. Clare Watkins and a chance to participate in a lively event through Lived Catholicism.
Although we can’t be together this week we are grateful to extend these resources to you on behalf of our network. Take courage and stay healthy!

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We’re proud to announce the publication of Dr. Clare Watkin’s new book, Disclosing Church: An Ecclesiology Learned from Conversations in Practice. You are invited to the virtual book launch event on Wednesday, 23 September, at 4:00 p.m. (UK), at which you will hear more about the book from Clare and a response by Dr. Jonas Ideström.
Register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-launch-disclosing-church-by-clare-watkins-tickets-118617410869

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AASR September Newsletter

The Call for Paper for the 45th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion (AASR) is now open. Submission for abstracts is open till 31 October 2020. Please check out our website for more information. We look forward to seeing you there.

Call for Papers:

Conferences
36th ISSR/SISR ‘Religion in Global/Local Perspectives: Diffusion, Migration, Transformation’ Conference, 12-15 July 2021, Taipei, Taiwan. Call for sessions: 15 July to 15 September 2020. Call for papers: 1 October to 15 November 2020. More info

A Continuing Legacy of Persian Poetry and Music, Australian National University, 27 November 2020. Submission deadline 20 September 2020. More info

3rd ANU Religion Conference – Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy. Canberra, 8-10 December 2021 (new date). Proposal deadline 21 May 2021. More info 

Publications
Call for Chapters: Exploring multilingualism, religion and spirituality in Australian life. Deadline 15 September 2020. 

Call for paper: Religions‘ special issue: “Pandemic, Religion and Non-religion”Deadline 31 August 2020. 

Call for papers on Religions’ special issue: ‘Religion, Law and Politics‘. Deadline 18 December 2020. 

Call for papers: Special Issue on “Historizing Islamophobia”. Deadline February 2021. 
Virtual Events
Please note some activities from IAHR that may be of interest:
1. Virtual Book Fair 

2. The IAHR webinar: “Reflections on the Study of Religion in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Past, Present, and Prospect”Roundtable participants, in order of speaking: Profs. Paul Morris, Will Sweetman, John Shaver, and Ben Schonthal. Chair: Prof. Ann Taves (IAHR Vice-President)
Time: Sep 16, Wed, 8:00PM-9:30PM GMT  (=Sep 17, 08:00AM in Auckland, New Zealand)
https://otago.zoom.us/j/99875715215?pwd=eVltVHJZT1UwN0NVNWxkNGVIc0dUZz09
Meeting ID: 998 7571 5215, Passcode: 882084

3. The IAHR-WSN webinar: “Announcing a New IAHR Women Scholars Network Webinar Series”Presenters: Profs. Rosalind Hackett, Morny Joy (founders), Jenny Berglund, Jay Johnston (outgoing coordinators), Milda Ališauskienė, Amy Allocco, (incoming coordinators)Program:Introducing the IAHR-WSNPresentation of founders and coordinatorsPlanned future activitiesSuggestions from members on future activitiesQuestions & Answers
Time: Sep 21, Mon, 2:00 PM-3:00PM GMT
https://zoom.us/j/94932973049?pwd=Rm5iYk10SDdLaTk2dTdrS0lqZU1QZz09
Meeting ID: 949 3297 3049, Passcode: 465973
Grant/PhD/Job Opportunities:
Research Fellow in Ecotheology / Philosophy of Religion, University of Oslo Faculty of Theology

PhD Position in Framing of Apocrypha in Coptic Manuscripts, University of Oslo The Faculty of Theology
Latest Publications:
Cusack, Carole M. (2020), ‘Anne Hamilton-Byrne and the Family: Charisma, Criminality, and Media in the Construction of an Australian ‘Cult’ Leader‘, Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 24(1): 31-54. 

Cusack, Carole M. (2020), ‘The Enneagram: G. I. Gurdjieff’s Esoteric Symbol‘, Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism 20(1): 31-54. 
 
Cusack, Carole M. (2020), ‘Leaving New Religious Movements’, in Daniel Enstedt, Göran Larsson, and Teemu T. Mantsinen (eds), Handbook of Leaving Religion, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 231-241. 

Cusack, Carole M. (2020), ‘Esoteric Tourism in Scotland: Rosslyn Chapel, The Da Vinci Code, and the Appeal of the ‘New Age’’, in Jonathan M. Wooding and Lorna Barrow (eds), Prophecy, Memory and Fate in the Early and Medieval Celtic World, Sydney Series in Celtic Studies, Sydney University Press, 247-270. 

Cusack, Carole M. (2020), ‘Fiction and the Memory of ‘Cultic Violence’: Charisma, Power and Gender in Peoples Temple and the Manson Family’, New Literary Observer, No. 163 (Russian). 

Kim, David W. (ed)(2020) New Religious Movements in Modern Asian History: Sociocultural Alternatives. Rowman & Littlefield. 

Rane, Halim et al (2020), ‘Islam in Australia: A National Survey of Muslim Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents’Religions, 11, 419.
 
Milani, Milad (2020), ‘The “Sufism” of Monsieur Ibrahim’, Cultural Fusion of Sufi Islam: Alternative Paths to Mystical Faith, Routledge 9781138615038.

Milani, Milad (2020), ‘Shariati, Ali’, The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion, Sage Publications 9781473942202.

Milani, Milad (2020), ‘Neo-Sufism’, The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion, Sage Publications 9781473942202.

Milani, Milad (2020), ‘Sufism’, The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion, Sage Publications 9781473942202.

Trompf, G. and Milani, Milad (2019), ‘From “Zurvanism” to Mazdak’, The Gnostic World, Routledge 9781138673939.

Milani, Milad (2019), ‘Classic Sufism and Gnosis’, The Gnostic World, Routledge 9781138673939.

ISAGRAM – issue 187, September 2020

 Call for Editor e-Symposium
International Sociological Association
Deadline extended: September 18, 2020

VIII ISA Worldwide Competition for Junior
Sociologists

International Sociological Association
Submissions: March 31, 2021

ISA Award for Excellence in Research and
Practice

International Sociological Association
Submissions: May 30, 2021

GLOBAL SOCIOLOGY AND THE
CORONAVIRUS
Publications
Webinars

CONFERENCES

Social Inclusion in the Global Era: Sustainable
post-COVID-19 Society

Webinar
Science Council of Japan
September 3-4, 2020

Los desafíos institucionales de la sociología y las
ciencias sociales en el mundo de hoy

Asociación Latinoamericana de Sociología
September 7, 2020

Studies of Belonging
Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study
June 9-11, 2021
Proposals: October 1, 2020

7th EU-Microdata User Conferences
Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Mannheim, Germany
March 25-26, 2021
Proposals: October 15, 2020

Religious Identity and the Media. Methods,
Concepts, and New Research Avenues

Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw, Poland
March 25-27, 2021
Proposals: November 1, 2020

FELLOWSHIPS

6 Doctoral Research Positions in Law, Ethics and
Economics for Sustainable Development

University of Milan, Italy
Applications: September 14, 2020

31 Fellowships
French Institutes for Advanced Study
Applications: September 15, 2020

PUBLICATIONS

 Corruption and Development in Nigeria
Call for book chapters
Submissions: September 30, 2020

 Youth and Global Movements
Call for book chapters
Azores Youth Observatory
University of the Azores, Portugal
Abstracts: October 15, 2020

 Bicentenario y pandemia
Call for book chapters
Colegio de Sociólogos del Perú
Submissions: October 31, 2020

 Pandemic, Economic Crisis and Social Unrest:
What is the Future?

Call for paper proposals
ISA Research Committee on Futures Research
Submissions: October 31, 2020

Articulating Continuity, Documenting Change:
Life-Storytelling in Oral History and Folklore

Call for papers
Special issue of Genealogy
Submissions: October 31, 2020

The Newnormers: A Crowd Ethnology
Experiment

Call for research proposals

JOB OPENING

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Inequality and
Gender

The University of Western Ontario, Canada
Applications: Review will begin after September 30,
2020 and will continue until the position is filled

Inform (Information Network on Religious Movements) update, August 2020

On 22 July Inform held its first Inform Seminar to take place online. This was on the subject of Sexual Abuse framed by Faith or Belief, and featured speakers from many different backgrounds and academic disciplines. Thank you to the many of you who took part; we had an attendance of 110! A recording can be seen here: https://youtu.be/5itTMZadhOc

Inform have also recently reached the successful conclusion of a 5-year ERC-funded project (Ayuryog) on the relationships between Yoga, Ayurveda and Indian longevity practices. This project has resulted in a series of online resources relating to health, healing and immortality in minority religions. These are available here: https://inform.ac/Inform-Ayuryog .

The staff and governors of Inform have regular contributors to the Religion Media Centre’s briefings, and researchers associated with Inform have created a number of factsheets on subjects including the Order of the Nine Angles, Genesis II Church and its teachings on bleach-drinking, and how the Jehovah’s Witnesses have adapted to Covid-19 restrictions (https://religionmediacentre.org.uk/fact-sheets/).

Inform is the only organisation in the UK that aims to provide wholly impartial, up-to-date and contextualised information on a huge variety of minority religious and non-religious movements, using the methods of the social sciences. If you agree that we provide an invaluable service, you may wish to become a Friend of Inform. When face-to-face events resume, this will entitle you to a discount of 10% on seminar attendance, and you would be helping to secure our future as a charity. Alternatively, you may wish to make a donation. Please go to https://inform.ac/donationstoinform for more information. 

Another alternative is to sign up to Amazon Smile, through which Inform receives 0.5% of every payment you make on Amazon, at no additional cost to you. There is no membership fee. To sign up, go to www.amazon.co.uk and key in “Smile”, or go directly to smile.amazon.co.uk, then select “Information Network Focus on Religious Movements”. It’s really easy to do!

Finally, do email us at inform@kcl.ac.uk if you have questions about what we offer, or would like to report any interesting developments in new religious movements or the wider religious landscape. We are always pleased to hear from you.

 With best wishes,

The Inform team:

Dr Suzanne Newcombe

Dr Sarah Harvey

Silke Steidinger

Warwick Hawkins

Australian Association for the Study of Religions (AASR) – July Newsletter

A final reminder that the Journal for the Academic Study of Religion has a special issue call for paper on ‘Religion, Spirituality and the New African Diaspora’ which might be of interest to you. Deadline 31 July 2020. More details here

Call for Papers:

Conferences

36th ISSR/SISR ‘Religion in Global/Local Perspectives: Diffusion, Migration, Transformation’ Conference, 12-15 July 2021, Taipei, Taiwan. Call for sessions: 15 July to 15 September 2020. Call for papers: 1 October to 15 November 2020. More info

3rd ANU Religion Conference – Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy. Canberra, 8-10 December 2021 (new date). Proposal deadline 21 May 2021. More info 

Publications

Call for paper: Embracing religion as counter-conduct: Ethics and “political spirituality” among western youth. Deadline 15 July 2020. 

Call for paper: Religions‘ special issue: “Pandemic, Religion and Non-religion”Deadline 31 August 2020. 

Call for papers on Religions’ special issue: ‘Religion, Law and Politics‘. Deadline 18 December 2020. 

Call for papers: Special Issue on “Historizing Islamophobia”. Deadline February 2021. 

PhD/Job Opportunities:

PhD Scholarship in Religion, Materiality and the African Diaspora in Australia, Western Sydney University

PhD Scholarship in Social Science for Migration, Mixed Marriage and Integration in Australia, Monash University

Acting Professorship of Islamic Studies, University of Hamburg Faculty for Humanities

Professorship of Jewish Religion, University of Hamburg Faculty of Humanities

Professorship of Theology, University of Hamburg Faculty of Humanities

Professorship for Islamic Theology in contemporary and Historical Perspective, University of Hamburg Faculty of Humanities

Junior Professorship of Theology of Alevism, University of Hamburg Faculty of Humanities

Junior Professorship of Islamic Philosophy and Normative Teaching, University of Hamburg Faculty of Humanities

Acting Professorship of Islamic Studies, University of Hamburg Faculty for Humanities

Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies, Harvard University Harvard Divinity School

Latest Publications:

Kim, David W. (2020) “A Transnational Grassroots Movement: Jinja Shintō and Japanese Religions in the Pre-Colonial Joseon Society,” The Review of Korean Studies, 23, 1: 211-235. 

Weng, Enqi and Halafoff, Anna. (2020) ‘Media Representations of Religion, Spirituality and Non-Religion in Australia’Religions 11, 332.

Have you a new event, job opportunity or latest publication to share with us? Please get in touch with the AASR’s Communication Officer, Dr Enqi Weng, at enqi.weng@deakin.edu.au with details by mid of 2nd and 4th week of each month to be included in our newsletter. Thank you.  

ISA Newsletter: ISAGRAM issue 186, July 2020

Call for Editor e-Symposium
International Sociological Association
Applications: July 20, 2020

GLOBAL SOCIOLOGY AND THE
CORONAVIRUS
Publications
Webinars

CONFERENCES

Theatre and Public Space
ISA RC37
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and
Teatro Stabile di Bolzano, Italy
December 4-5, 2020
Abstracts: July 30, 2020

Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic
and its Consequences

Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global
Human Capital
Vienna, Austria
November 30 – December 1, 2020
Submissions: July 31, 2020

FELLOWSHIPS

A City in the Center of Europe
Summer School
Adam Mickiewicz University
Poznan, Poland
Applications: July 15, 2020

CRSH/FRQSC Postdoctoral Fellowships
CRIDAQ
Québec, Canada
Submissions: August 28, 2020

PUBLICATIONS

Dimensiones sociales de la pandemia COVID-19
en nuestra América

Call for papers
Submissions: July 20, 2020

Digital technologies, power relations, and
participation in organizing processes

Call for papers
Special issue of Studi Organizzativi
Submissions: September 28, 2020

Glocalization and Everyday Life
Call for papers
Special issue of Glocalism
Submissions: September 30, 2020

In Search of Rights: Social Movements, Judicial
Institutions and Public Policies

Call for papers
Special issue of Ciências Sociais Unisinos
Submissions: August 20, 2020

 Group Focused Enmity – Conceptual,
Longitudinal, and Cross-National Perspectives
Based on Pre-registered Studies

Call for papers
Special issue of International Journal of Conflict
and Violence

Submissions: August 30, 2020

Violence and Environmental Crisis
Call for papers
Special issue of Violence: An international journal
Abstracts: October 1, 2020

Book Series: Navigating Careers in Higher
Education

Purdue University, USA
Call for proposals
Submissions: Evaluated on a rolling basis
year-round

PRIZE

Pandémies
Call for papers
Fondation pour les Sciences sociales
Submissions: July 15, 2020

JOB OPENING

Professor of Sociology
Södertörn University, Sweden
Applications: August 17, 2020