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CFP: "New Forms of Public Religion" (Cambridge, 5-7 September 2012)

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New Forms of Public Religion


5th to 7th September 2012

The Divinity School, St John's College, Cambridge, CB2 1TW

Call for Papers

The fact that religion has not privatised, but remains an important
aspect of public life, is now well recognised.  But talk of 'public
religion' can be vague and unfocused. The aim of this conference is to
explore - with new findings - the forms which public religion is taking
today, not only in the West, but elsewhere in an increasingly connected

The conference streams indicate the main arenas in relation to which
public religion will be discussed, and on which papers are invited.
Additional suggestions are also welcome:

- The Market and Religion
- Politics and Religion
- Law and Religion
- Religion, Media and Civil Society
- Violence (State and Non-state) and Religion
- Religion in Public Places and Spaces
- Religion, Health and Welfare
- Religion and Education
- Religion and Migration

Speakers include:

Lori Beaman
José Casanova
The Rt Hon Charles Clarke
Grace Davie
Pamela Dickey-Young
Stewart Hoover
The Rt Revd Graham James
Meredith McGuire
Nancy Nason-Clark
Jim Spickard
Linda Woodhead

The conference will showcase thirty or so projects funded by the
Religion and Society Programme which have new findings in this area.
These will be supplemented by the papers received through this open call.

Individual paper proposals (max. 200 words) should be submitted to:
Peta Ainsworth:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 30th April 2012.

The conference is subsidised by the sponsors and costs £100 per
delegate, £50 for postgraduates/unwaged (for the entire conference) or
£50 per day, £25 for postgraduates/unwaged.  The conference fee excludes
accommodation and evening meals.  For further details and registration
go to:

A limited number of bursaries are available for postgraduates in the UK
who need to travel some distance to Cambridge.  Please send an email
with your registration form to Peta Ainsworth stating in one paragraph
why you require assistance and how much your travel costs will be.

Peta Ainsworth (Administrator)
AHRC/ESRC Religion & Society Programme
FASS Building
Lancaster University
Lancaster  LA1 4YN
Tel. (01524) 510826


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