2020 NEWS ARCHIVE

Donne di fede. Diversità spirituali in prospettiva femminile

August 4, 2020

LIREC announces a new date for the conference Donne di fede. Diversità Spirituali in prospettiva femminile.

The meeting will be held online on Monday, October 5th, 2020.

More information will be available here soon after the summer break. Stay tuned!

Research news from Münster

July 29, 2020

Find out the latest research news from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” at the University of Münster:

 

Already 300 years ago: Epidemics and conspiracy theories

According to historians, conspiracy theorists who do not believe in the pandemic already existed exactly 300 years ago.

Read the full article here.

 

Dossier „Hagia Sophia – religious buildings and the history of their conversion“

From a historical perspective, the conversion of religiously and politically charged buildings such as Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is no new phenomenon, branching back to antiquity. A multitude of such cases can be found in all epochs, religions and regions, as the dossier "Hagia Sophia – religious buildings and the history of their conversion" shows. In a further, the dossier traces the eventful history of Hagia Sophia with its interior and exterior changes from the 6th to the 21st centuries.

​Read the full article here.

Alberigo School for Advanced Religious Studies. Seminars

July 10, 2020

We are pleased to share with you the schedule of the 2020-2021 research seminars season, organised by Fscire in the frame of the «Giuseppe Alberigo» School for Advanced Religious Studies

 

The seminars are held by internationally renowned scholars and cover a wide range of interests and research lines, both in the history of Christianity and in the history and Doctrines of Islam.

Students and scholars who wish to attend are invited to send an email to altascuola@fscire.it. Notifications about possible re-schedulings or cancellations will be advertised here.

 

For more information about the «Giuseppe Alberigo» School for Advanced Religious Studies is available at this link.

Minorities and COVID-19: Full Episodes list

July 8, 2020

The Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research invites you to join a webinar series to investigate the challenges minorities worldwide are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Researchers and policymakers will help us deepen our understanding of "Minorities and Covid-19" during ten appointments, scheduled from May 13 to July 14.

 

Piazza Grande Religion Journalism Award. Winners announced

June 22, 2020

Call for Applications. ReIReS Transnational Access scholarship

June 17, 2020

The International Association of Religion Journalists (IARJ) and Fscire are pleased to announce that Italian journalist Federica Tourn was awarded the first edition of the Piazza Grande Religion Journalism Award for her coverage about religion discrimination in Italian prisons Dio dietro le sbarre / God behind bars.

 

The international jury also awarded three special mentions to journalists Gerald Drißner (Austria) for Kolossale Ambitionen einer kleinen Stadt / The colossal ambitions of a little town; László Szőcs (Hungary) for Megtalált jegygyűrű / A wedding ring recovered; and Chiara Zappa (Italy), for Papa Francesco ad Abu Dhabi: La Chiesa in terra araba / Pope Francis in Abu Dhabi: The Church on Arab soil.

The Piazza Grande Religion Journalism Award was launched by the IARJ and Fscire in Bologna in March 2019 during the annual conference of the European Academy of Religion (EuARe) to honour the work of journalists covering faith and religion in Europe, including Iceland and Russia, and the countries surrounding the Mediterranean basin. The award program is run by the IARJ and funded by Fscire.

 

In its first edition, it received 71 entries. The entries came from journalists based in countries including Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Italy, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. The IARJ and the FSCIRE thank all of the participants in the contest for entering their stories to the first edition of the Piazza Grande Religion Journalism Award.

Read the full news and the jury’s comments on the winner and the special mentioned here.

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 Bologna, Hamburg, Leuven, Mainz, Paris, and Sofia to carry out their research project in historical Religious Studies.

The fifth and last ReIReS TNA-call will be open from June 15, 2020 until August 30, 2020Scholars who will receive a scholarship, will have access to one of the holdings starting October 2020, depending on the current travel regulations.

ReIReS grants to users support for travel and subsistence. Users spend typically two weeks at the provider institution and take advantage in dealing with all these materials with the constant tutorial of experts of the host provider who are specialists in the research field for which access has been requested, and who assist and guide the use and interpretation of the data.

Users should aim to publish the results of their research within a realistic period of time and preferably in open access ISI or SCOPUS refereed journals that have substantial academic impact. The support of the EU as well the use of the ReIReS services must be clearly acknowledged in the academic publication realised using ReIReS’ transnational access.

More information about the call is available here: https://reires.eu/4580/fifth-and-last-call-for-applications-reires-tna-scholarships/15/.

COVID-19 and Religion: Between Nationalism and Communal Responsibility

June 8, 2020

Call for applications: teaching position in Dublin

June 8, 2020

The Loyola Institute is pleased to announce that the School seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor to teach and supervise in theology in the Catholic tradition.

As well as contributing to the School’s Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught courses in theology, the appointed person will be expected to supervise MPhil and PhD dissertations, to participate across the range of School activities and especially to contribute to the development of the Loyola Institute.


A full job description and details can be found here: 

https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CAE347/assistant-professor-in-theology-in-the-catholic-tradition

A ZOOMTalk on religious fundamentalism

May 19, 2020

EuARe promotes a webinar on religious fundamentalism organised by Confronti.

The session will be presided by the Director of Confronti, Claudio Paravati, and the EuARe Secretary-General, Francesca Cadeddu.

The webinar (in Italian) will be streamed on Wednesday, May 20, at 6 pm CET.

Religioni e fondamentalismi

Emanuela Del Re, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Gad Lerner, Journalist

Alberto Melloni, Secretary-General of FSCIRE

Paolo Naso, Sociologist of religion, Sapienza-Università di Roma/Confronti

Click here to join.

Religion and Nationalism in Turkey

May 16, 2020

The Politicization of Religion in Global Perspective project at Georgetown University is promoting a series of events that focus on questions surrounding the politicization of religion in India, China, Russia, Syria, and Turkey.

Today we share the YouTube link of a webinar on Religion and Nationalism in Turkey conducted on May 13 at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs

In this conversation, Jocelyne Cesari, former EuARe president, will be joined by A. Erdi Ozturk, lecturer in international relations and politics at London Metropolitan University, to engage in a discussion on the status of Islam in the building of Turkey as a secular nation-state and on modern-day Turkish politics. They will consider religious dimensions of Turkish politics, the authoritarian turn of the ruling Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisim, AKP), features of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's populism, and how the current COVID-19 crisis will affect political leadership.

The video is available here.

Research news from Münster

May 6, 2020

We are pleased to share with you some recent updates from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” at the University of Münster: a call for applications to the first training programme in “Religious Journalism” offered by the Cluster and the ifp Catholic School of Journalism; some reflections by the legal scholar Nils Jansen about the moral questions raised by the corona crisis; the starting of a long-term project on Ibn Nubatah; the publication of a discussion paper on “Dialogue and Transformation" in religious education; and, finally, an international survey on how religion is transmitted in families.

 

Together with seven other members, the Cluster is part of the network of European Centers on Religion and Politics, launched on March 4 2019, during the third congress of the European Academy of Religion.

Read the full news here.

Religion and Nationalism: the role of Orthodoxy in Russia's nation-building

April 23, 2020

The Politicization of Religion in Global Perspective project at Georgetown University is promoting a series of events that focus on questions surrounding the politicization of religion in India, China, Russia, Syria, and Turkey.

Today we share the YouTube link of a webinar on Religion and Nationalism in Russia conducted on April 7 at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs

 

In this conversation, Jocelyne Cesari, former EuARe president, and Kristina Stoeckl, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Innsbruck and Keynote Lecturer at EuARe2020, engage in a discussion on the role of Orthodoxy in Russia's nation-building, domestic politics, and international relations. They consider questions of Russian nationhood, the influence of religion on the foreign policy of President Putin, and the relationships between orthodoxy, secularism, and nationalism.

The video is available here.

Call for applications: «Giuseppe Alberigo» School for advanced religious studies. A three-year postgraduate specialisation course

April 28, 2020

The Foundation for Religious Studies John XXIII is offering three posts, of which at least one with a scholarship, in the fields of the history of religions, exegesis, and theology to candidates for the three-year postgraduate specialisation course (2020-2023) at the «Giuseppe Alberigo» School for Advanced Religious Studies.

 

The call is open to candidates of any nationality holding a Master’s or advanced degree – or equivalent non-Italian qualification – in fields relating to the subjects of the specialisation course and obtained before 30 September 2020. Candidates less than 26 years of age as of 1 October 2020 may apply for the scholarship.

 

The application and all additional documents must be sent or delivered by hand to the «Giuseppe Alberigo» School’s secretariat (via San Vitale 114, 40125 Bologna, Italy) by 31 July 2020. The postmark or courier service stamp will serve as proof of the date of dispatch. Applicants are advised to send an electronic copy of their application form and all additional documents in .pdf format (email address: altascuola@fscire.it), in addition to the hard copy which must, however, reach the School’s secretariat before the deadline indicated.

 

For more information please visit the section of the «Giuseppe Alberigo» School for Advanced Religious Studies at this link.

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.

RESILIENCE goes online

February 24, 2020

We are glad to share the news of the launch of the RESILIENCE website.

 

RESILIENCE is a unique, interdisciplinary and invigorating scientific research infrastructure for all religious studies, building a high-performance platform, supplying evolving tools and big data to scholars from all the scientific disciplines crossing religions in their diachronical and synchronical variety.

RESILIENCE is constituted of twelve European academic institutions from 10 different countries, which have created a consortium to address the need for a larger and infrastructured involvement of excellent scholars.

 

Learn more about RESILIENCE.

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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