A conference report by Hans Van Eyghen
Visiting your Alma Mater is always accompanied by mixed emotions. On the one hand you see familiar things you missed but on the other hand you’re confronted with downsides you hoped were a thing of the past. My visit to the KULeuven
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Calls for papers
EASR panel: Religion and youth culture
June 28–July 1, 2015
Deadline: December 31, 2015
EASR panel: “Boring, detached, heap of facts – and disregarding the really important questions”? – Outsider representations of the academic Study of Religions
January 28–29, 2016
Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Deadline: December 18, 2015
EASR panel: Thinking pluralism
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Calls for papers
Conference: EASR: Relocating Religion
June 28–July 1,
After the keynote, at the EASR, guest interviewer George Ioannides had the opportunity to meet with Professor Meyer to discuss her work, her career, her views on the importance of studying religion and/as material and visual culture, and her advice for students who similarly wish to research topics at the intersection of cultural anthropology and the study of religion.
It’s time for another RSP roundtable, folks. Thanks very much to Liam for facilitating this, and to Angus, Essi, George and Hanna for joining him for a stimulating discussion.
Carlo Ginzburg is professor emeritus in History of European Cultures in Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy. A distinguished historian with a remarkable career, Ginzburg is known for his microhistorical research approach. His most well-known book The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth Century Miller follows clues from seemingly small and inconsequential cases and details, in order to illuminate the bigger picture, the richness and complexity of historical phenomena.
For those of us in Britain the question of Religious Education (notionally ‘Religious Studies at primary and secondary school level’) has become an ever-increasing issue of concern. Just what exactly should RE entail? Should RE be teaching about religion or teaching religion? Who, even, should be RE teachers? In this interview, Jonathan Tuckett speaks with Tim Jensen to try to answer some of these questions and more, drawing particularly on Jensen’s research in Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
“If I had to choose I would say my favourite thing about these conferences was seeing young and vibrant postgraduate students presenting their craft. I was continuously impressed and excited by the high quality scholarship, ideas, and conversations presented and stimulated by my peers.”
It is generally accepted – at least as far as most academics are concerned – that there is a distinct difference between religious studies and theology. As you shall see from this interview, however, things are much more complicated, and Professor Wiebe is particularly qualified to present his own take on the relationship between these two distinct disciplines.
EASR 2012 : Ends and Beginnings
The opportunity to submit panel session-proposals to the EASR annual conference 2012 will soon end. Individual abstract submissions are welcomed from the first week in February.
To submit a panel proposal, please click the following link: Panel proposal and pre-registration
The conference will be held at Södertörn