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Religious Innovation and Religious Change in the 21st Century, CESNUR, 2015, Tallinn, Estonia


co-organized by

Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) International Society for the Study of New Religions (ISSNR) Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallin University

RELIGIOUS INNOVATION AND RELIGIOUS CHANGE IN THE 21ST CENTURY Tallinn University, Tallinn (Estonia), 18-20 June 2015


The 2015 CESNUR Conference will return to the Baltics, where it will be hosted by the University of Tallinn. We welcome papers especially on this year’s theme:

“Religious Innovation and Religious Change in the 21st Century”

As the 2014 CESNUR conference in Waco, Texas focused on globalization and how religious movements adapt to external and societal changes, in
2015 we plan to discuss internal changes in the movements and religious innovation. With this theme in mind, we will welcome especially papers on recently born new religious movements, new forms of religious innovation, and on religious movements in Eastern and Central Europe, particularly in the Baltic Sea Region.

Papers will also be welcome on:
– Change in “old” new religions
– New religious movements and the visual arts
– Esoteric movements and innovation
– New religions operating as global networks

and all those topics upon which you are currently conducting research in our usual, larger area.

Papers and sessions proposals should be submitted by E-mail before the close of business on 23 January 2015 to, accompanied by an abstract of no more than 300 words and a CV of no more than 200 words. Proposals may be submitted either in English or in French.

The conference will begin on Wednesday evening with a reception and opening session. Conference sessions will run through the day on Thursday and Friday, through Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon will be a time for a local tour, which will focus on Estonian religion.