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#EuARe2021. Call for proposals
December 4, 2020
It is with great pleasure that the European Academy of Religion announces its fourth Annual Conference, which will take place in Münster (Germany) between Monday, August 30th and Thursday, September 2nd. Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster will be the organizing institution.
As in previous years, the scientific program will be composed of working sessions (panels and book presentations) and keynote lectures that will focus on the overarching topic Religion and Change.
The call for proposals is open: proponents will be able to submit their panels and AMC sessions until Monday, March 1st, 2021 (23:59, GMT+1).
Due to the COVID-19 related emergency, the conference will be moved online in case the sanitary measures should not allow to host it in presence. Conference cancellation will be announced in due time, with further information on how to run the sessions online.
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.