American Academy of Religion conferences. Four regional conferences of the American Academy of Religion invite paper submissions with upcoming deadlines.

  • Western region (deadline Sept. 30). Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to the appropriate unit chair, listed at http://www.aarwr.com/call-for-papers.html. The conference theme is “Religion, Race, and Racism.” It will be held March 10-12, 2017, in Los Angeles.
  • Southeast region (deadline Oct. 1). Proposals should be submitted through a Google Docs link and emailed to the appropriate section chair. Links and contact information is available at http://secsor.org/uncategorized/2017-call-for-papers-available. The conference theme is “Utopia and Dystopia.” It will be held March 3-5, 2017, in Raleigh, N.C.
  • Southwest region (deadline Oct. 15). Proposals should be submitted to the section contacts listed at http://aar-sw.org/call-for-papers/, and papers may be submitted to more than one section. The conference theme is “Religion Matters.” It will be held March 10-12, 2017, in Irving, Texas.
  • Upper Midwest region (deadline Jan. 6). Proposals for papers to be presented at a joint conference with the Society of Biblical Literature may be submitted beginning Sept. 30. Proposals should be submitted through the region’s website at http://www.umw-aarsbl.org/. The conference will be held March 31 to April 1, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. A complete call is available at https://www.aarweb.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/Membership/Regions/UpperMidwest/2017 CALL FOR PAPERS UMAAR .pdf

Seventh International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society. Proposals for papers, workshops, posters, or colloquia are invited for a conference to be held April 17-18, 2017, at Imperial College London. The conference theme is “Respecting Difference, Understanding Globalism.” Submission should address one of these topics:

  • Religious Foundations
  • Religious Community and Socialization
  • Religious Commonalities and Differences
  • The Politics of Religion

A complete call is available at http://religioninsociety.com/2017-conference/call-for-papers.

 The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2017. Abstracts should be submitted by Nov. 15 for this conference, to be held March 22 to March 25 in Kobe, Japan. Full papers must be submitted by April 25. Proposals are invited for traditional paper or poster presentations, virtual presentations, workshops, or panels. A complete call is available at http://iafor.org/acerp2017-call-for-papers/.

National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion. The National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion invites paper proposals in any area pertaining to scholarship in religion for its annual meeting, to be held May 22-24, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn.  In an effort to develop innovative conversations among scholars, papers which create integration between traditional disciplines or broaden the margins of disciplinary conversations are encouraged.   Although many NABPR members work primarily in the traditional disciplines of Biblical Studies, Church History, Theology, etc., proposals are encouraged from any field, including Ministry Studies. Paper or panel proposals on any aspect of pedagogy related to the teaching of Religion are encouraged. Proposals must be received by January 15, 2017.  Send a 300-word abstract to Dr. Eileen Campbell-Reed, 6210 Bresslyn Road, Nashville, TN 37205, eileen.campbellreed@gmail.com. Papers will be scheduled into a 30 minute time period, including discussion. Graduate Students are encouraged to submit proposals. More information is available at http://nabpr.org/cfp-2017-nabpr-annual-meeting/.

Yearbook of International Religious Demography. The Yearbook of International Religious Demography presents an annual snapshot of the state of religious statistics around the world. Every year large amounts of data are collected through censuses, surveys, polls, religious communities, scholars, and a host of other sources. These data are collated and analyzed by research centers and scholars around the world. Large amounts of data appear in analyzed form in the World Religion Database (Brill), aiming at a researcher’s audience. The Yearbook presents data in sets of tables and scholarly articles spanning social science, demography, history, and geography. Each issue offers findings, sources, methods, and implications surrounding international religious demography. Each year an assessment is made of new data made available since the previous issue of the yearbook. Email submission ideas for the 2017 edition to Gina Zurlo, gzurlo@bu.edu, or visit http://theweeklynumber.com/weekly-number-blog/call-for-papers-international-religious-demography.

International Society for Intellectual History. Paper and panels proposals are due by Dec. 31 for the 2017 Conference of the International Society for Intellectual History. The conference theme is “The Rethinking of Religious Belief in the Making of Modernity.” It will be held from May 30 to June 1, 2017, at the American University in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. For more information, please contact the convenor, Diego Lucci, at dlucci@aubg.edu, or go to http://isih.history.ox.ac.uk/?page_id=5093.

Center for Islamic Studies. The Center for Islamic Studies welcomes abstracts for paper presentations at its national conference in Dallas. Topics include, but are not limited to, religion, role of women in society, social issues, the arts, medical practices, beliefs, education, and more. Participants are also welcome to schedule panel discussions. All papers presentations will be scheduled for 25 or 45 minutes. An abstract of the paper should designate the amount of time required for presentation. Abstracts should be submitted by Nov 5. This conference is being co-sponsored by the National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates. More information is available at http://www.naaas.org/.


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