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Sociology of Religion Study Group 2013 Peter B. Clarke Memorial Prize

The BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group invites postgraduates to enter the 2013 Peter B. Clarke Memorial Prize.

Essays on any aspect of contemporary religion written from a

sociological perspective are welcome.

The winner of the prize will receive:

– a cheque for £100 (sponsored by Taylor & Francis)

– a £50 voucher for books from Taylor & Francis (sponsored by Routledge)

– a year’s subscription to the Journal of Contemporary Religion

If the judges decide that there is a runner-up, the second prize is a

cheque for £50 (sponsored by Taylor & Francis).

The winner will have the opportunity to publish his/her essay in the

Journal of Contemporary Religion (JCR), subject to the JCR’s normal peer


Submission Details:

– Submitting authors must be a member of the BSA/SOCREL to enter.

Application forms are available from the Study Group website:

– Authors should be a currently registered postgraduate student at a

postsecondary institution.

– The essay should be between 5000 and 7000 words, including footnotes

and bibliography.

– The essay must not be available in print or electronic form or

submitted for publication elsewhere.

– Submitting authors must follow the JCR style guide, available from: Please pay

especial attention to this.

– Electronic submission to Giselle Vincett ( with

cover sheet downloaded from the Study Group website.

– The essay should be sole authored, written in English and submitted as

a single MS Word document attachment, including bibliography and cover

sheet. Failure to incorporate the cover sheet will render disqualification.

Deadline: 15th June, 2013. For further information visit or contact Dr Giselle Vincett (