- Private and public religions;
- Religions and politics;
- Non-religion and power;
- Religious inequalities and discrimination;
- Religions, human rights and justice;
- Powers of/within religions;
- Religion and nationalism;
- Mythology, divine kinship and power;
- Religion and colonialism;
- Religions and education.
Religion(s) and Power(s)
Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
The Lithuanian Society for the Study of Religions in cooperation with Latvian Society for the Study of Religions and Estonian Society for the Study of Religions invites proposals for its upcoming international conference “Religion(s) and Power(s)” To encourage new directions in critical research of interrelations of religion(s) and power(s) from a broad range of approaches, we are seeking proposals on a wide range of topics including:
Other topics related to the conference theme are also encouraged.
Conference paper and session proposals must be sent by April 1,2017. Please send your 250-300 word abstract and a 200-word personal bio to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important conference dates:
June 15, 2017 – submission of conference papers and sessions proposals;
July 1, 2017 – notification of paper/session proposal acceptance;
July 1, 2017 – opening of registration for the conference;
August 15, 2017 – closing of registration for the conference;
September 1, 2017 – announcement of the conference program.
Conference Registration Fees:
- Members of national associations of Baltic States associations for the study of religions - 50 EUR;
- Permanent/full-time faculty and non-affiliated participants - 80 EUR;
- Graduate students and emeritus faculty - 50 EUR;
- Late bird conference fee - 100 EUR.Read more...
Symposium "Places and Processes of Pilgrimage, Past and Present" on January 11, 2017
Tõnno Jonuks (Estonian Literary Museum) "Pagan pilgrimages? Some thoughts about Early Modern age superstition in Estonia"
Atko Remmel (University of Tartu) "Pilgrimage practices in contemporary Estonia: some (peculiar?) developments"
11:15-11:30 Coffee break
Kristel Kivari (University of Tartu) "Crop circles in England: gateways to the web of meanings"
Tiina Sepp (University of York, University of Tartu) "From Canterbury to Durham: Pilgrimage to and at English cathedrals"
12:30- 14:00 Lunch
Lina Leparskiene (Lithuanian National Culture Center) "Our Lady of Trakai. Revival of the old cult"
Kikee D. Bhutia (University of Tartu) "Mapping the sacred landscape of Sikkim"
15:00-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-16:00 Open discussion
The symposium is organised by the Estonian Society for the Study of Religions and the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore, University of Tartu.