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Piazza Grande Religion Journalism Award. Winners announced

June 22, 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.

Call for Applications. ReIReS Transnational Access scholarship

June 17, 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 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/.

Minorities and COVID-19: Episodes 6-7

June 15, 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 five appointments, scheduled from May 13 to June 10.

Ep. 6: Gender and the pandemic

Tuesday, 16 June, 3-4pm CEST | Registration

(https://scientificnet.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Vx8JC9O3SESQEs0QSBwFnA)

Zsuzsa Blaskó, European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Lindsey Earner-Byrne, School of History, University College Dublin

Sebnem Kenis, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Anuj Kapilashrami, Senior Lecturer in Global Health, Queen Mary University of London

Chair:  Georg Grote, Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research

 

Ep. 7: COVID-19 and its effects on Roma

Wed, 24 June, 3-4pm CEST | Registration

(https://scientificnet.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_L5oChI7ZQKyAn6nYxFUFXg)

Andrey Ivanov, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

Zola Kondur, Council of Europe office in Ukraine, human rights activist

Neda Korunovska, Open Society Roma Initiatives

Zora Popova, Independent expert

Lorant Vincze, MEP, Co-President of the European Parliament Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages

Chair: Roberta Medda-Windischer, Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research

 

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

Minorities and COVID-19: Episode 5

June 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 five appointments, scheduled from May 13 to June 10.

Episode 5: Indigenous peoples in times of the pandemic

Wednesday, 10 June, 4-5pm CET | Registration

(https://scientificnet.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqc-irqDMtGdXUlK3NR3xLu-BFwRs7b-9W)

Daqui Lema, Pontificia Universidad Católica of Ecuador (Ibarra seat)

Claire Wright, Queen’s University Belfast

Alexandra Tomaselli, Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research

Chair: Johanna Mitterhofer, Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research

UPDATE, June 15Episode 5 is now available on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkua1Kd-sXw

Minorities and COVID-19: Episode 4

June 1, 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 five appointments, scheduled from May 13 to June 10.

Episode 4: COVID-19 and religious minorities

Thursday, 4 June, 3-4pm CET | Registration

(https://scientificnet.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sf-6oqDotHtwoaW-sMxV1ZE6DIE68IRt)

Kerstin Wonisch, Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research

Other speakers TBC

Chair: Roberta Medda-Windischer, Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research

UPDATE, June 8Episode 4 is now available on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJH-fRJ-uvU

 

Minorities and COVID-19: Episode 3

May 26, 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 five appointments, scheduled from May 13 to June 10.

Episode 3: Minorities, territorial governance and inter-state relations in pandemic times

Wednesday, 27 May, 3-4pm CET | Registration

(https://scientificnet.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuce6hqD8uE9Egye0dmB7V0zc1zvdYEWA)

Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, Åland Islands Peace Institut

Francesco Palermo, Institute for Comparative Federalism, Eurac Research

Sergiu Constantin, Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research

Chair: Georg Grote, Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research

UPDATE, June 1Episode 3 is now available on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76jpfoslWfk

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.

Minorities and COVID-19: Episode 2

May 18, 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 five appointments, scheduled from May 13 to June 10.

Episode 2: Equality, Discrimination and COVID-19

Thursday, 21 May, 3-4 pm CET Registration

(https://scientificnet.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsfuGgrD8sGdEhpvghIYpgiPXPyB9SELuq)

Fernand de Varennes, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues

Emma Lantschner, University of Graz

Roberta Medda-Windischer, Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research

Chair: Katharina Crepaz, Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research

UPDATE, May 26Episode 2 is now available on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYZf6z9w-lE

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.

Minorities and COVID-19: A webinar series of the Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research

May 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 five appointments, scheduled from May 13 to June 10.

Episode 1: COVID-19 and its effects on minorities

Wednesday, 13 May, 3-4 pm CET Registration

(https://scientificnet.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrc--srj8jH9Ds1XEsabmHW34b9xgEiRk5)

Lamberto Zannier, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities

Ilze Brands-Kehris, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, UN Human Rights Office

Joseph Marko, Head of the Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research / University of Graz

Chair: Georg Grote, Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research

UPDATE, May 15Episode 1 is now available on YouTube

https://youtu.be/YtW27NP2ZC8

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.

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.

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.

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.

ABOUT US

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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CONTACT US

Via San Vitale 114

40125 Bologna (IT)

+39051239532

euare.bo@gmail.com

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