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Call for Applications. Feliciano Montero Award
July 14, 2023
To promote research in the scientific field of religious history, and in accordance with its statutes, the Spanish Association of Contemporary Religious History (AEHRC) announces the Second "Feliciano Montero" Award for the best thesis in the area of contemporary religious history.
The purpose of this Award is to publish new research on the study of religious history in its multiple contemporary dimensions, and ideally referring to the historical realities of contemporary Spain. However, AERCH is also open to other corners of the Hispanic world, or Transnational and Global perspectives.
The deadline for submitting originals ends on July 31, 2023.
You will find more information regarding the rules on our social media (Twitter, Facebook) as well as the AEHRC website:
Fifth Interdisciplinary Student Conference for Religious Studies
July 12, 2023
The Student Representatives of the Department of Religious Studies of ELTE invite you to the Fifth Interdisciplinary Student Conference for Religious Studies, hosted by the Apor Vilmos Catholic College (Hungary), 10-11 November 2023.
The aim of the conference is to provide an academic forum for students and young researchers working in the field of religious studies and its auxiliary sciences, where they can present and discuss their current research topics and their initial results.
The organisers encourage all those interested to submit their presentations using the registration form below. The conference will be held in physical form only, and participation is free of charge.
The detailed conference program will be published after 30 September 2023.
Conference date: 10-11 November 2023.
Deadline for abstract submission: 31 August 2023
Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 September 2023.
Publication of the final program: 13 October 2023.
Please, complete the online registration form and attach your abstract (up to 500 words), complemented with 3-5 keywords in .docx format.
More information is available here.
Religion and Identity. Call for Papers
June 30, 2023
The Central European Symposium for the Academic Study of Religion (CESAR) invites submissions for its upcoming conference, hosted by the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Szeged, Hungary, October 20-22, 2023: Religion and Identity Intersections of collective and private identity with religion and spirituality.
The upcoming conference aims to open a symposium where topics concerning the intersections of religiosity and identity – whether private or public – can be discussed in a broader sense.
CESAR welcomes papers from PhD students and advanced MA and early career postgraduate researchers. The abstract should include the title of the contribution, the contributor’s name, and institutional affiliation, as well as an abstract of 300 words, 5-7 keywords, excluding any footnotes or bibliography.
Application deadline: July 10, 2023. Feedback on acceptance will be provided by July 15 via e-mail.
RESILIENCE TNA. Call for Applications
May 15, 2023
The European Research Infrastructure for Religious Studies, RESILIENCE, launches its second Call for Applications for Transnational Access Fellowships.
The Call will be open from May 15 to July 1, 2023. Users of the Transnational Access (TNA) fellowships will gain direct and effective physical and virtual access to the unique collections and expertise of leading research institutions and universities in Europe. In addition, a TNA stay guarantees faster access to resources, which means more effective use of research time. Each host institution offers a place to work and support in navigating physical and digital collections while providing locally tailored travel and accommodation tips and additional benefits for the TNA user unique to the institution. Crucially, the TNA user will enjoy expert guidance provided by senior scholars from the host
institution, incorporating valuable networking opportunities into the research visit.
More can be read in the attached press release, which is also accessible online.
Call for Papers. Religion In Movement
April 18, 2023
The Asociación Española de Historia Religiosa Contemporánea (AEHRC) is organizing its first international conference: Religion in Movement: New Perspectives in the Study of Religious History.
The conference will take place in Zaragoza (Spain) at Institución Fernando el Católico,
13-15 November 2023.
The conference will be divided into four different themes:
Femininities and masculinities
Identities in movement
Religions in conflict and dialogue
Material-immaterial religious cultures
Paper submissions are welcome up to 1 June.
All the information (including the call for papers) is available here.
Call for Papers. Conference on Stephen Báthory
March 21, 2023
REFORC, University of Eötvös Loránd (Budapest), Institute of European History (Mainz), Institute of Protestant Theology, Landau Campus, Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities Sibiu, Association of Transylvanian Studies (Sibiu) announce the third conference on Stephen Bathory: Stephen Báthory – Governance between Tendencies of Pluralization and Homogenization. The conference will take place in Sibiu, October 12-14, 2023.
Stephen Bathory (1533-1586) is known in historiography as Prince of Transylvania, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania. Until recently, his figure and actions were described separately in the Hungarian, Romanian, Polish and Lithuanian contexts, so that the impression could arise that Stephen Báthory, Bátory István and Stefan Batory were three different persons, who each conducted different policies in their domains.
This third international conference will be devoted especially to his governance in the various political and religious contexts in Transylvania, Hungary and Poland-Lithuania.
The organisers welcome paper proposal until the 10th of April 2023.
Please, visit the REFORC website for more information.
Call for Papers
January 16, 2023
From 7-10 June, KADOC-KU Leuven in Leuven (Belgium) will organize the conference 'Between Conflict and Accommodation? Christian-Democracy and the Rise of “new social movements” 1960s-1990s', an initiative of CIVITAS-Forum of Archives and Research on Christian-Democracy.
The aim of this conference is to analyze the relation, conflicts and exchanges, between Christian-democracy and the so-called “new social movements” from the 1960s until the early 1990s. It wants to adopt a reciprocal perspective, looking at the ways in which Christian-Democratic parties and related movements reacted in response to the emergence and development of these movements from the 1960s onwards, and, inversely, at the ways in which these “new social movements” were interconnected, in real and imagined terms, to Christian-Democracy. The geographical scope is not limited to Western Europe, but also includes other regions, most notably Latin America.
Interested scholars are invited to send a proposal of max. 500 words (including an abstract and title) before February 15, 2023.
Fulll information is available here.