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Religion(s) and Power(s)

Religion(s) and Power(s)

Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

October 5-6,2017

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:

  • 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.

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: religiousstudieslt@gmail.com

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.

Symposium Places and Processes of Pilgrimage

Symposium “Places and Processes of Pilgrimage, Past and Present” on January 11, 2017

Join us at a symposium “Places and Processes of Pilgrimage, Past and Present” on Wednesday 11th January at 10.15. The symposium will be held in the Von Bock building (Ülikooli 16), room 214. The working language of the symposium will be English.



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.

For further information contact –  Kristel Kivari –  kristel.kivari@ut.ee, Tiina Sepp – tiina.sepp@ut.ee