2020 ISA Awards

April 2, 2020

The International Studies Association (ISA), one of the oldest interdisciplinary associations dedicated to understanding international, transnational and global affairs, offers several awards given to recognize outstanding scholarly contributions to the field of international studies. They recognize outstanding papers, books, achievement, and service awards to current ISA members.

We are pleased to share the news that the 2020 ISA Award in Religion and International Relations has been awarded to our Board member and former president, Jocelyne Cesari.

The full list of Award recipients is available here.

Donne di fede. Diversità spirituali in prospettiva femminile

February 18, 2020

LIREC is organising a conference about the topic: Donne di fede. Diversità Spirituali in prospettiva femminile.

The conference will take place on Tuesday, February 25, 9.00, Sala dell'Istituto di Santa Maria in Aquiro (Piazza Capranica 72, Roma).

More information are available here: https://lirec.net/eventi/2020/2/25/donne-di-fede-diversit-spirituali-in-prospettiva-femminile

‘Beyond Wishful Thinking’: Peace Building in the Middle East

February 17, 2020

How religion influences our political and social life? How can religion help build peace in war-torn countries? 

The Harvard Divinity School spoke with professor Jocelyne Cesari, T. J. Dermot Dunphy Visiting Professor of Religion, Violence, and Peacebuilding, about the recent crisis in the Middle East and how peace efforts can come about.

Read the interview here: https://hds.harvard.edu/news/2020/02/11/beyond-wishful-thinking-peace-building-middle-east#

Marginalized religious minorities. Religious diversity in Italy between law and politics

February 14, 2020

The University of Milan is organizing a conference on the topic of "Marginalized religious minorities. Religious diversity in Italy between law and politics”.


The meeting aims at examining the situation of some religious minorities that are legally and socially marginalized in Italian society. Through an analysis that also covers the historical, political and sociological profiles of the issue, speakers and participants will consider and discuss the capacity of the Italian legal system to include the smallest and most controversial religious minorities and the best strategies to achieve this goal.

The Conference will take place on May 5 at the University of Milan.

The Conference is held under the patronage of the European Academy of Religion.

Belief. An essay by Jocelyne Cesari

February 6, 2020

The Immanent Frame publishes interdisciplinary perspectives on religion, secularism, and the public sphere. Founded in October 2007 in conjunction with the Social Science Research Council’s program on Religion and the Public SphereThe Immanent Frame features invited contributions and original essays and serves as a forum for ongoing exchanges among leading thinkers from the social sciences and humanities.

We are pleased to share the link to one of the latest contributions: an essay on Belief, by Professor Jocelyne Cesarihttps://tif.ssrc.org/2020/01/31/belief-cesari/.

Call for submissions. Religion, Nationalism and Populism across the North/South Divide

January 20, 2020

A call for manuscripts submission is open for a Religions special issue on Religion, Nationalism and Populism across the North/South Divide.

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by 30 January 2021

Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers).

Guest Editor of the issue is the former president of the European Academy of Religion, Professor Jocelyne Cesari (University of Birmigham / Georgetown University).

Visit the dedicated page on Religions website to know more about the topic of the call and get further details about the submission procedure.

Call for Papers. Religion and Authority: Contest and Legitimacy

January 19, 2020

Political and transcendental authority are problematic in themselves and at odds with each other. Each religion has defining moments when the core questions become contested and are opened for debate, modification and change. Where is authority coming from or based upon? How is authority defined, invested and limited? Who wields authority, and how does it become legitimized and delegitimized?

Fscire and the International Network on Interreligious Research and Education (INIRE) invite proposals for the international conference 'Religion and Authority: Contest and Legitimacy', to be held in Palermo July 5-9, 2020.


Paper proposals will be received before January 15, 2020.

Deadline for submission has been extended to February 1, 2020.

Religious Freedom and Equality. Discrimination cases in Europe and in the International Context

January 6, 2020

Professors Maria Cristina Ivaldi and Silvia Angioi (Università della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli") are organizing a two-days conference on the topic "Libertà religiosa ed eguaglianza. Casi di discriminazione in Europa e nel contesto internazionale”.


The Conference aims to analyse, in a legal perspective, a wide range of issues of religious discrimination in Europe (at work, in the family, in health care, etc.) and in some countries of the world where there are significant problems from this point of view as in certain countries of particular concern mentioned in the USCIRF Annual Report 2019 (China, Burma, Russia, Iran, Pakistan).


The Conference will take place in Caserta on January 23-24 at the Department of Political Science Jean Monnet (Università della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli").

The Conference is held under the patronage of the European Academy of Religion.

Call for Applications ReIReS Scholarships for Transnational Access

January 6, 2020

The EU funded project “Research Infrastructure on Religious Studies” (ReIReS) offers scholars from any academic discipline the opportunity to spend typically two weeks in one of fourteen outstanding European research centres (libraries and archives) in Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, and Italy to carry out their research project in Historical Religious Studies.


Applications will be accepted until February 16, 2020.

Go for more information and the application form to: https://reires.eu/call-for-proposals-tasc-and-taad/


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