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Call for Proposals: 2018 APSA Annual Conference

DUE: January 16, 2018

Questions about the impacts of religion on democratic processes are often at the heart of debates about religion and conflict/peace, secularism, multiculturalism, and globalization. In line with the theme for this year’s general conference, the APSA Religion and Politics Section invites submissions of individual papers, panels and roundtables that explore the relationship between religion (and/or secularism) and democracy from various perspectives and vis-à-vis diverse issue areas.

What is the relationship between religion and democracy? Do strong democracies require a strict separation of religion and the state? Is such a separation even possible? When does religion (or secularism) contribute to illiberal vs. liberal practices? How does religion interact with other factors such as gender, class, and race within the context of democratic politics? How are immigration and refugee flows changing or challenging understandings about the appropriate role of religion in democracies? How do different religious actors conceptualize democracy? Can religious understandings provide new ways to think about democratic possibilities? How are religious organizations contributing to or challenging democratic institutions? How do religious or secular discourses shape democratic norms, including norms related to human rights? How does secularism manage multicultural challenges? What is the role of religious freedom in furthering and maintaining democratic ideals? What is the role of scholars, especially political scientists and IR scholars, in contributing to, informing and supporting common narratives about the relationship between religion (or secularism) and democracy?

We invite panels and individual papers addressing these and other related questions at the intersection of religion and politics in either contemporary or historical frameworks, as well as across diverse geographic and cultural contexts. In addition, we encourage submission of new and innovative program formats, such as mini-workshops, interactive discussion and conversation style sessions, and other styles and formats. Religion and Politics is an interdisciplinary field and panels and papers that foster exchange between diverse theoretical and analytical approaches are welcome.

Posted on APSA Connect by Tanya Schwarz

Call for Papers – Putting Truth in the Second Place: On Compromise, Religion and Politics – Deadline June 1, 2016

“It appears that compromise in a democratic context fosters political processes in which the negotiator will have to put her own truth in the second place. Accordingly, the art of reaching compromises is often concerned with reflections on who should be included in the decisions and which principles or rights are subject to negotiation.

Whereas there has been increased attention towards political compromise in research literature in recent years (e.g. Margalit 2010; special issue on compromise in Government and Opposition 2012; Gutman and Thompson 2012; May 2012; Lepora and Goodin 2013; Robertson 2013; Weinstock 2013), this conference wishes to bring special attention to compromises reached in the struggle between religion and politics.

We hope that treating religion and politics not as a problem to be solved once and for all, but rather as ongoing negotiations between different actors and ideas will inspire fresh and productive ways to speak about very old and very topical political problems.”

Keynote Speakers: Cécile Laborde (University College London), Lorenzo Zucca (King’s College London) and Julie E. Cooper (Tel Aviv University). Invited Speakers: Todd Weir (Queen’s University Belfast), Yolande Jansen (University of Amsterdam) and Carlo Invernizzi Accetti (The City College of New York).

Deadline for call for papers is June 1st. More details on the conference can be found here.

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Society for the Scientific Study of Religion – 2016 – Call for Papers

Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
CALL FOR PAPERS
2016 Annual Meeting - October 28-30
InterContinental Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia

Religion and Public Life in Comparative Perspective

The theme of the 2016 SSSR conference centers on the diverse public roles of religion, where pluralism and globalization are recasting religion’s public face. Public life is something that is shared with others; it moves beyond the private realm. Religious worship, when done corporately, is a public activity, and public life extends to civic as well as political involvement. Religious actors and institutions can shape various aspects and spheres of public life, and they, in turn, can be shaped by their public involvement.

Religion continues to be a force in public life—locally as well as internationally, across regions as well as cultures. To address the diverse public roles that religion can play in the contemporary world, we invite new assessments of religion in public life framed in comparative analyses—whether across religious and social groups, cultural settings, or nation-states. We particularly encourage proposals that place public religion in broader comparative perspectives, leveraging cross-national variation to develop concepts and test theories. But, of course, proposals for panels and papers on any topic in the scientific study of religion are welcome.

Potential topics related to the conference theme include studies of:

• how involvement (or lack of involvement) in public worship shapes individual attitudes and behavior

• the involvement of different religious groups, organizations, or institutions in the 2016 American presidential election

• the role of religion in shaping civic life across different religious or cultural groups, geographic regions, or nation-states

• the strength or weakness of religious political parties in North America, Europe, the Mideast, Asia, Latin America, and Africa;

• the impact of religious social movements on a range of issues, such as education policy, social service provision and human rights protection;

• the place of religion in constitutions and law, particularly putting prominent cases like the United States into comparative perspective;

• the impact of transnational forces on the public role of religion within particular states;

• the relationship between of economic development and public manifestations of religion; and

• the political or social meaning of secularism across regions, and the political impact of “secular” actors on the place of religion in public life.

All session and paper proposals must be submitted via the on-line submission system of the SSSR’s web site, http://www.sssrweb.org, which opens February 2, 2016. A session proposal requires: 1) session proposer’s full contact information; 2) a session title; and 3) an abstract of not more than 150 words describing the goal of the session and how the session will contribute to the scientific knowledge of religion. Individual paper proposals require the name(s) of the author(s), first author’s full contact information, an abstract of not more than 150 words that succinctly describes the question(s) motivating the research, the data and methods used, and what the paper expects to contribute to the knowledge or understanding of religion.

Submissions Open: February 2, 2016 (see http://www.sssrweb.org)
Submissions Close: March 31, 2016
Decision Notification: April 30, 2016

Direct questions to: David Buckley, Program Chair, University of Louisville

david.buckley@louisville.edu

 

 

Call for Papers: Social Science History Association Religion Network

Social Science History Association 2016 Annual Conference

Chicago, Illinois, November 17-20, 2016

Conference Theme: “Beyond Social Science History: Knowledge in an Interdisciplinary World”

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 20, 2016

The Religion Network of the Social Science History Association invites proposals for papers, panels, and book sessions for the 41st annual meeting of the Social Science History Association in Chicago, Illinois, November 17-20, 2016. We also are looking for volunteers to serve as panel chairs and discussants.

The SSHA is the leading interdisciplinary association for historical research in the US, providing a stimulating venue for explorations of how social processes unfold over time. The Religion Network serves as the home within the organization for scholars interested in religious history, religious mobilization, religious change, and religion’s effect on social and political processes. Our network is interdisciplinary and cross-national in scope, and embraces all scholarship that examines how religion intersects with other social processes in historical perspective.

We encourage the participation of graduate students and recent PhDs as well as more established scholars from a wide range of disciplines and departments. Graduate students are eligible to apply for financial support to attend the annual meeting (see http://www.ssha.org/grants). Further details about the association, the 2016 annual meeting, and the call for proposals are available on the SSHA website: www.ssha.org.

The deadline for paper and/or panel submissions is February 20th, 2016.

We welcome and encourage papers and panel proposals on a wide array of issues related to the historical study of religion and society. While complete panel proposals (consisting of 4-5 individual papers, a chair, and a discussant) are preferred, we also seek out high-quality individual paper submissions. Panels and papers may address the topics below, or any other relevant and related topic examining religion in a historical context:

  • Religion across Boundaries
  • Religion, Medicine, and Ethics
  • Evolution and Religion
  • Religious Professionals
  • Religion and Gender
  • Religion and Contemporary Geopolitics
  • Religion and State Formation
  • Secularities
  • Religion and Law
  • Religion as a Category of Analysis
  • Abolition and Religion
  • Religion and the World System

Please use the SSHA's web conference management system to submit your papers and panel proposals. Paper title, brief abstract, and contact information should be submitted at http://prod.sshaconference.org/people/login. Please do not hesitate to contact the Religion Network representatives with any questions, comments, or for help with submissions.

Thank you, and we look forward to a stimulating set of panels at this year's SSHA meeting.

Ates Altinordu (atesaltinordu@sabanciuniv.edu)

Damon Mayrl (dmayrl@clio.uc3m.es)

Sam Nelson (scnelson0@gmail.com)

Philip Gorski (philip.gorski@yale.edu)

SSHA Religion Network Representatives

 

Call for submissions

Attention all authors, ABD graduate students, and dissertation advisers. We are preparing the Fall 2015 issue of the PEP Report, the official publication for the Presidents & Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. This is a call to publicize recently defended or forthcoming dissertations as well as recently published or forthcoming books related to presidents and executive politics, broadly defined. We request a 400-500 word summary of your dissertation or book for the next issue of the PEP Report. If interested, please email your synopsis no later than Friday, November 20th to PEPReportAPSA@gmail.com. For those submitting dissertation summaries: Along with the summary of your dissertation, please include a personal photo. For those submitting book summaries: Along with the summary of your book, please include, if possible, the book cover image and a personal photo. We hope you will contribute and inform colleagues with recent/forthcoming dissertations and books about this announcement. Please contact us at your earliest convenience with questions or comments.

Thank you,

Mark Major

Ian Ostrander

Anne Pluta

Co-Editors of PEP Report

Contact: PEPReportAPSA@gmail.com