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Conference on MIGRATION, RELIGION AND ASIA 27th – 29th November 2014

Call for Papers

Organiser: EU project CHINET, reg. no. CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0152,

Department of Sociology, Andragogy and Cultural Anthropology & Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc

Arts Centre (Konvikt), Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic Department of Sociology, Andragogy and Cultural Anthropology

Conference language: English
• Professor Martin Baumann (University of Lucerne) • Professor Emeritus Eileen Barker (London School of Economics and Political Science) • Professor Robert Segal (University of Aberdeen) • Doctor Bernard Scheid (University of Vienna) • Doctor Aike P. Rots (University of Oslo)

The issues concerning both religiosity and migration have been discussed by scholars across different academic disciplines for a long time. Various theoretical and methodological tools are utilized to approach both of these social phenomena. In our symposium we focus particularly on religion and migration in the global age, while drawing attention to Asia and the role it plays in related processes. It is our intention to provide a space for a highly elaborated academic discussion on these processes.
Dealing with migration, the current debate examines not only the human and subject transmission, but also the delocalization of values, thoughts and practices, a part of which is religion. Religious transformations in the contemporary world can also be regarded as one of the impacts of global migration processes.
This conference call seeks papers engaged in empirical, theoretical and methodological research in the study of religions, migration and Asian studies that address the following themes:
Religion and Migration Processes – Religion in the Globalized World – Religion and Acculturation – Migration and Development – Migration in the Globalized World – Migration and the Role of Religion – Religious and Migration Processes in Asia – Globalizing Asia and Religion – Chinese Overseas

Click to submit your abstract (250 words). Abstracts must be submitted by 31st August 2014. • Abstract submission: 31st August 2014
• Information of abstract acceptance: 21st September 2014 • Conference registration: 1st October 2014