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Religion and Cultural Change – Additional Call for Papers

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Religion and Cultural Change

The summer school and conference

(7–9 June, 2021)

Due to the changes of the dates of the event, the conference committee is opening an additional call for papers. The summer school and conference will take place 7–9 June 2021, however as an online event.

The aim is to bring together doctoral candidates and researchers from various academic fields that engage with the study of religion, such as theology, study of religions, history, philosophy, the arts, social and political sciences and other. We invite papers that engage with the theme of Religion and Cultural Change. See the full call for papers:

Keynote speakers:

– Prof. Rebecca Catto, Kent State University, Ohio, USA.
– Prof. Anders Runesson, University of Oslo, Norway.
– Prof. Catharina Raudvere, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

To apply, please send an abstract of approximately 150 words no later than 30 January 2021. Letters of acceptance will be posted no later than 28 February 2021. Upon acceptance to the summer school, doctoral candidates will furthermore be asked to submit a 500-word synopsis of their research theme no later than 1 May 2021.

Please submit your paper proposal through this link:

The summer school will consist of working groups, tutored by the keynote presenters and other academic teachers, where doctoral candidates are given the opportunity to present and discuss their ongoing PhD work in a cross-disciplinary, international setting. Postdoctoral and senior researchers will present their papers in sessions running parallel to the summer school. Additionally, thematic discussion groups, of academic publishing, open access and more, open for all participants will be organized.

Selected papers from the conference will be published as a special issue of the peer-reviewed open-access journal Approaching Religion, published by the Donner Institute: For further information, please see the conference website.

The summer school is arranged as a joint venture between three different research bodies in Åbo/Turku:

– Centre for the Study of Christian Cultures (CSCC) at the University of Turku,
– Polin Institute for Theological Research at Åbo Akademi University
– Donner Institute for Research in Religion and Culture (DI).

Price: a nominal fee of 10 €.

Best regards,
Ilona Silvola
Conference secretary
”Religion and Cultural Change” summer school and conference: