EuARe Lectures. Third volume forthcoming

September 21, 2020

How does the powerful effect that religion has on public and personal life relate to the various spheres of our culture? Is the relationship between power and religion always negative or can religion also affect individuals and societies positively?

The forthcoming volume of the EuARe Lectures, edited by Herman Selderhuis, collects the texts of the lectures delivered at the Third Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion (2020) on the topic “The Power of Religion / Religion and Power”. Scott Appleby explores the connection, in the religious imagination, among glorifying the divine, sanctifying the mundane and exercising political and cultural power. Cyril Hovorun addresses the issue of the politicization of religion, focusing in particular on Eastern Christian cases. Susanne Schröter offers an insight into the current debate on Islam in Germany. Finally, Kristina Stoeckl analyses the complex relationship among Europe’s new religious conflicts, Russian orthodoxy, American Christian conservatives and the emergence of a European populist right-wing.

The volume will be available online in the next months. In the meanwhile, you are invited to download the first two volumes of the EuARe collection:

Latest news from the EuARe GA

August 31, 2020

On Tuesday 25th, the General Assembly of EuARe members, held online, officially closed the Annual Conference 2020. Here are the latest news announced by the President, Herman Selderhuis, the members of the Executive Committee, and the secretariat.

#EuARe2021. WWU Münster and its beautiful city will host the Conference from Monday, August 30th to Thursday, September 2nd 2021. The conference overarching theme will be “Religion and Change”. More details about the event, including the official Call, will shortly be available.

A study on EuARe memberships and conferences. A quantitative study is being carried on by professor Silvio Ferrari (EuARe EC) and Irene Iarocci (EuARe secretariat) on the EuARe membership and conference data collected between 2018 and 2020. The results of their analysis will be presented in the form of charts and infographics on the EuARe website over the following months.

2021 President announced. Hans-Peter Grosshans was unanimously elected as the new President of EuARe by the EuARe EC, with Herman Selderhuis replacing him as the Treasurer. Congratulations!

#EuARe2020. General Assembly

August 5, 2020

On Tuesday, August 25th (3 pm, CET), the EuARe members will gather for the annual EuARe General Assembly. 

The meeting, which this year is going to be held on Zoom, will close the 2020 edition and officially start #EuARe2021. The meeting will also be the occasion to elect the EuARe President for 2021 and to present a study on the first five years of the association.

We look forward to meeting all our members there!

EuARe Lectures. Conference proceedings

July 15, 2020

The second volume of the EuARe Lectures is out! Get your copy here!

The volume, edited by our former president, Jocelyne Cesari, collects the lectures delivered at the Second Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion (2019) on the topic "Empowering the Individual, Nurturing the Community".

Tackling the theme from the different perspectives of their fields of study, Craig Calhoun (Arizona State University) explores the meaning of secularisation for the individual and the community, and the challenges resulting from the reorganisation of human existence on a global scale and from new technologies; Maureen Junker-Kenny (Trinity College Dublin) analyses different approaches to the relationship between individuality and sociality, and the consequences of this for people’s views of religion; Sophie Nordmann (École Pratique des Hautes Études) discusses the contribution of Jewish philosophers to political theory in the twentieth century, and how they developed their conceptions of the way in which individuals belong to social, political, and cultural communities; finally, Tim Winter (University of Cambridge) surveys foundational Islamic assumptions about human diversity and measures their intelligibility to modern positivism.

If you missed it, the first EuARe Lectures volume (edited by our Secretary General, Francesca Cadeddu) is also available for download.


July 15, 2020


#EuARe2020 continues!


During the days of the conference, many of you contacted us asking about the recordings of the live sessions or sending us more videos. Following your many requests and lively engagement, we envisaged a new format: each week, on Wednesdays, new content will be released on our YouTube Channel.

Watch new #EuAReWeekly additions:

#EuARe2020. The conference starts

June 21, 2020

#EuARe2020 is finally here!

Starting from today, our newly created YouTube Channel will host the many videos composing our conference. On each day, you will experience a Keynote Lecture, an Alberigo Award presentation and a selection of the panels that you would have enjoyed in Bologna!

Ready your agendas, scroll the program and save some time for watching our videos and participate in the live sessions scheduled from Monday to Thursday.

The program is also available on our app Sched. If you like the idea of having the program at hand, leaving your feedback to the sessions you attend, and accessing the videos directly from the schedule, download the app and look for our event: European Academy of Religion Annual Conference 2020.





As a welcome to all of you and a kick-start to our online activities, watch the address delivered by our President, Herman Selderhuis:

#EuARe2020 Digital Conference

June 17, 2020

The last weeks really have been effervescent with work and now we're ready to launch our activities for EuARe2020 Digital Conference


Starting from Sunday 21st, you're welcome to join our newly created YouTube Channel, where you will find the many videos composing our conference.

On each day of the conference, you will experience a Keynote Lecture, an Alberigo Award presentation and a selection of the panels that you would have enjoyed here in Bologna! Moreover, while some presentations will consist of pre-recorded videos, we will give you the chance to participate directly to some live sessions

A daily reminder will be sent out during conference days, so that you can keep up with the events but, to get in the mood, you can already visit the YouTube Channel to enjoy videos from our past annual conferences.


Another peculiarity of our conference has always been the publishers' area, a focal point of contact between participants and publishing houses. Even if this years' arrangements required some adjustments, we are proud to announce that we agreed on some features at your benefit! You can find all the details on our publishers' page. If you are a EuARe member for 2020, you will also receive additional information about reserved opportunities. Membership for this year is still open! 


A huge thank you to all the editors that agreed on this collaboration: AtlaBrepolsBrillDe GruyterEquinoxIl Mulino, Mohr Siebeck, Palgrave, and Routledge


One last invitation for this year to all 2020 delegates.

On August 25th, the EuARe General Assembly will take place, closing the 2020 edition and officially starting EuARe 2021, that will take place in Münster. Up to that day, we are happy to give you the opportunity to keep sending the videos of your panels! Participants will have the chance to see them on the YouTube Channel regularly, keeping the scientific exchange lively and up-to-date also through our social media channels. 


Don't miss this great opportunity of spreading your work to our community!

#EuARe2020 goes digital

April 27, 2020

The conference came to a halt, but our activities won't stop.

During the past weeks, we have been at work to recreate online some of the networking opportunities usually offered by our annual conference. Find out our most recent updates and the activities we planned to turn our conference digital.


A brand new YouTube channel is on the way! Keynote lecturers and Alberigo Award winners will inaugurate it: between June 22nd and 25th they will offer their lessons and present their research on the EuARe YouTube channel.

Would you like to do the same with your panels? Are you willing to bring the core of our annual meetings online? We know you have been working on your research to be presented at the conference, so we want you not to miss the opportunity to present it to our community. Don't miss the chance!
If you are a panel proponent and would like to host a video-conference with your co-panelists, we invite you to record the session and send the video (HD resolution and H.264 format – default settings for Skype and Zoom – are recommended) to eu_are@fscire.it with the subject line "EuARe on-screen". The videos will then be uploaded on our new YouTube channel.
And if that is not possible, you are welcomed to share with us the most recent results of your research by posting links to projects you are involved in or preparing a five-minutes video presentation introducing yourself and presenting your paper.

Recordings collected until June 14th will be uploaded on our channel during the days of the conference, but we will keep collecting your videos until August 25th, when EuARe General Assembly will take place, closing the 2020 edition and officially starting EuARe 2021, that will take place in Münster.


We are working with our partners to bring you some of the features of our book fair: the presentation of new topics and themes in the field, discount codes, the display of new publications and reserved opportunities for EuARe members. More details will follow: stay tuned!


We are reimbursing conference fees to all those who registered online over the past months. Please, read our refund policy and follow the instructions on our website to receive your money back.

#EuARe2020. Message from the EuARe President and Team

April 1, 2020

Dear Participants and Partners,

As you are all aware, the spread of the Coronavirus epidemic at national and international level is raising the levels of uncertainty about all the planned activities for the months ahead.
During the past weeks, our Executive Board and the Secretariat in Bologna have been in constant communication to monitor the situation, but unfortunately, we do not see any chance for the conference to take place in June, nor the uncertainties we are facing allow us to easily postpone it to a later date.
We have therefore decided not to wait any longer and cancel #EuARe2020.

Those of you who already paid the registration fees will be refunded in the next weeks. Please, allow us some time as the Secretariat is working from home and not all administrative duties are easy to conduct in such a situation.

Nonetheless, we are willing to keep serving our community and therefore are already at work to recreate online some of the networking opportunities usually offered by our Conference.
We will soon update you with such news, so stay tuned!

Moreover, we can already tell you to SAVE THE DATE, #EuARe2021 will take place from August 30 to September 2, 2021 in Münster, Germany. More news will be available soon.

Looking forward to meeting you (virtually or in person!), we send you our warmest regards.

The EuARe President and Secretariat

COVID-19. Updates for #EuARe2020

March 9, 2020

Considering the current development of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy and all over the world, EuARe is at work to follow the evolving situation and take the necessary steps to adjust its activities to it.


While the organization of the conference is still going ahead, we decided to postpone the deadline for advanced registration until Thursday, April 30 (23:59 GMT+1) and we also wish to confirm the validity of our reimbursement policy on registration fees and gala dinner fees.

We will be in touch with further updates in the weeks to come. In the meanwhile, we wish all our community in Italy and worldwide to stay healthy.

#EuARe2020. First draft

February 14, 2020

The first draft of the conference schedule is out! Here you will find the full list of planned sessions, with information about their date and time, and a general outline of the conference schedule.


Speakers shall check for possible overlappings and panel proponents can ask for possible panel re-scheduling no later than March 15th.

#EuARe2020. Next steps for panel proponents

January 20, 2020

Friday, January 17 was the last day for submitting and receiving papers for EuARe2020.


Now that our call is definitely closed, it is time to build the conference schedule: we need your help!

Send us the final details of your panels by January 31st, including:

1) final title and abstract (up to 1500 characters spaces included) of the panel
2) name, surname and affiliation of the panel chair
3) name, surname and affiliation of each of your speakers
4) title of every paper to be presented 


After receiving all the details, we will build the first draft of the program and publish it online (mid-February).


Giuseppe Alberigo Award 2019. And the winners are...

January 10, 2020

EuARe, Fscire and the Emilia-Romagna Region are glad to announce the winners of the second edition of the Alberigo Award.

The results of the ballots carried out by the members of Fscire selected the three finalists and the winner for each category.

Our congratulations to the finalists and the winners, and our thanks to all those that applied for the Award and participated in the evaluation and selection process.


We look forward to the next edition.

Some news about your accommodation in Bologna

December 19, 2019

Sunny days, international cinema festivals, open-air live music, art exhibitions and (as always) very good food: Bologna is a must-go destination in June.

Therefore, if are planning to participate in our next annual conference, be sure to book your accommodation very early.

Bologna’s Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bologna Welcome, has granted us some interesting discounts for hotels and accommodation in the city centre. Check out some possibilities at this page and book your stay using the promo code EUARE20.

The promo code applies to bookings for the following period: June 21-26.

A special code is also available for bookings at Camplus Guest Bononia (Via Sante Vincenzi 49). The code EUARE2020 allows 10% discount on the best hotel rates and applies to bookings for the entire month of June.


EuARe-Studio Teologico San Paolo

December 18, 2019

The European Academy of Religion is glad to announce a new partnership on the occasion of #EuARe2020.

Studio Teologico San Paolo/Fondazione Synaxis will sponsor one of the EuARe travel grants in favour of students, PhD students, post-docs, and early career scholars.

Studio Teologico San Paolo is a research centre affiliated with the Theological Faculty of Sicily, editor of the journal Synaxis. The grant (300 €) will be assigned to one student or young researcher participating in the EuARe2020 conference (whether offering a paper or participating as an auditor). Candidacies will be received by EuARe through its own application procedure until Monday, February 10th.

Find out more here: https://www.europeanacademyofreligion.org/travel-grants


International Moot Court Competition in Law and Religion. Third edition

October 31, 2019


After many successful editions, the International Moot Court Competition in Law and Religion is moving this year to the glittering city of marbles: Rome!

The 2020 edition is being organized with the support of the European Academy of Religion, sponsored by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies and hosted by Notre Dame University.


The program will run from March 5 to March 7, 2020 in Rome, Italy.

The deadline for registration and for each team's declaration to opt for pleading before one of the two Courts or both is December 7th, 2019.

Take a look at the new case and all the details on the Competition and register your team here.

#EuARe2020. Call for Papers

October 1, 2019


#EuARe2020 Call for Papers opens today!


Papers will only be allowed to be proposed within the open calls for panels published at this page: www.europeanacademyofreligion.org/paper-submission

Paper submissions will be directly received and evaluated by the person responsible for the panel proposal.


The deadline for submission is Friday, January 17th (23.59, GMT +1).

Read more

EuARe-Religions Partnership

September 6, 2019


The European Academy of Religion and the journal Religions are glad to announce their partnership for #EuARe2020.

On the occasion of our third annual conference, Religions will sponsor one of the EuARe travel grants in favour of students, PhD students, post-docs, and early career scholars.

Religions is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open-access journal on religions and theology, published monthly online by MDPI. The grant (300 €) will be assigned to one student or young researcher participating in the EuARe2020 conference (whether offering a paper or participating as an auditor). Candidacies will be received by EuARe through its own application procedure starting from Friday, November 1st until Monday, February 10th. The winner will be selected by Religions academic editor.

Find out more here: https://www.europeanacademyofreligion.org/travel-grants

#EuARe2020. Keynote Lecturers

August 6, 2019

We are pleased to announce the names of EuARe2020 Keynote Lecturers.


Plenary sessions will host:

  • Scott Appleby (Notre Dame University)

  • Ziba Mir-Hosseini (Free-lance academic)

  • Cyril Hovorun (Loyola Marymount University, Huffington Ecumenical Institute)

  • Susanne Schröter (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)

  • Kristina Stoeckl (Università di Roma Tor Vergata)​

More information about the keynote lectures will be announced over the next months at this page https://www.europeanacademyofreligion.org/keynote-lectures and on our social media profiles.

Stay tuned!





EuARe worldwide

July 16, 2019

Thanks to its partnership with the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the European Academy of Religion has been enlisted in the report on Surveying the Landscape of International Religious Freedom Policy.


This report, issued by the Religious Freedom Institute (Washington, DC), documents the efforts of governments and multilateral institutions to advance international religious freedom.





#EuARe2020. Call for Proposals

May 30, 2019

The European Academy of Religion proudly announces its third Annual Conference that will take place in Bologna from Monday, June 22nd to Thursday, June 25th 2020. Fscire (www.fscire.it) will be the organizing institution.

The overarching topic of the Conference will be: The Power of Religion / Religion and Power.


Starting from this year, we will open only a Call for Panels and a Call for Author Meets CritiquePapers will be only allowed to be proposed within the open calls published on the website. Papers not included in panels won’t be accepted.


Registrations open in conjunction with the Call for Proposals. Four registration periods have been identified and fees vary accordingly. Together with the registrations, memberships for the year 2020 will be opened. A valid 2020 membership is necessary in order to benefit of the discounted fees for the Annual Conference 2020.


The European Academy of Religion (EuARe) is a research initiative which offers an exchange platform to scholars, universities, centres, research infrastructures, scientific journals and publishers coming from Europe and the surrounding regions.



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