The Immanent Frame recently put out a call that invites essays addressing the Covid-19 crisis and its implications in relation to TIF’s thematic focus. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the role of religious ideas, practices, and organizations in responding to the pandemic; changing practices around death, dying, burial, and mourning; understandings of community and isolation or solitude; new technologies for religious worship and sanctuary; anti-Asian racism, antiblackness, and racial justice; corporate response to health emergencies; and digital pedagogy.
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This is a call for papers in anticipation of a one-day conference to be organized by Brian Owensby (University of Virginia) and Richard Ross (University of Illinois) through the Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History. The conference, to be held at the Newberry Library in Chicago on Friday, April 23, 2021, is entitled, “Law, Theology, and the Moral Regulation of ‘Economy’ in the Early-Modern Atlantic World.”
Call for Applications | Gender, Sex, and Power: Towards a History of Clergy Sex Abuse in the US Catholic Churchby The Editors
The Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame is forming a working group devoted both to furthering research on the sexual abuse crisis in the US Catholic Church and its causes from various disciplinary perspectives, primarily historical and ethnographic, and to asking how this research illuminates new pathways into understanding modern Catholicism. Online applications to join this working group are due by March 15, 2020.
The RSDR fellowship program invites proposals for research at the intersection of religion, spirituality, and democracy in the United States. The fellowships offer research support over a period of up to 12 months to doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy and to postdoctoral researchers within five years of their PhD. Applications are due March 16, 2020.
The Political Theology Network invites applications from early-career scholars for its 2020-2021 Emerging Scholars in Political Theology program. Vincent Lloyd and Winnifred Sullivan will serve as mentors for the 2020-2021 cohort. Participants will meet in person three times: at Villanova University July 19-24, 2020, in Chicago in January of 2021, and again at Villanova in the Summer of 2021—in addition to online video conference meetings. All expenses will be paid, and Emerging Scholars will receive a $2,000 stipend for their participation. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2020.
The Fourth Annual Coptic Canadian History Project Conference will be held April 24, 2020 at the University of Minnesota. The theme is “Victim, Symbol, or Actor? Middle Eastern Migrants in Transnational Perspectives.” The conference aims to encourage scholarly collaboration and to unite junior researchers in the field of Coptic Studies, Middle East Studies, and those researching migration, transnationalism, victimization, and beyond.
The SSRC’s Religion and the Public Sphere Program, with support from the Henry Luce Foundation, will host a Religion and the Public Sphere Summer Institute for Early-Career Scholars. This week-long institute will take place in July 2020 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The goal of the 2020 Summer Institute is to bring together early-career scholars conducting research on, or beginning new projects on, the ways in which religion intersects with two critical public issues: social justice movements and environmental crises.
The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Scholars for two projects: Recovering Truth: Religion, Journalism and Democracy in a Post-Truth Era; and Beyond Secularization: Religion, Science and Technology in Public Life. The deadline for completed applications for both positions is December 31, 2019.
Historically, TIF has recruited content only by invitation due to a limited editorial staff. The TIF editor and editorial associate work closely with invited authors to produce consistently high-quality scholarship. We have as a result fostered a loyal contributor and reader base that stretches across the Atlantic and English-speaking publics more broadly. In recognition of that tradition, and to intentionally widen the circle of potential contributors while maintaining our commitment to quality, we are issuing targeted calls for contributions. These calls will run for set periods of time with the expectation that selected proposals will be developed for publication within the academic calendar year. Broadening TIF in such a way is also intended to spotlight questions that have received comparatively less attention on the platform. By recruiting content from new contributors, we hope to expand our readership among a wider set of interested publics including scholars focused on public-facing work and practitioners, media, and policy audiences. We have opened two distinct calls for content to begin this process.
The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics seeks applications from junior scholars and recent PhD graduates for up to four postdoctoral fellowships in residence at Washington University in St. Louis. The appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year. Eligible applicants must complete the PhD by July 1, 2020, and have completed it no earlier than January 1, 2015. In exceptional cases a qualified applicant holding a JD, without the PhD, may be considered. Research associates will spend most of their time pursuing research and writing for their own projects. They will also serve the intellectual life of the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics through participation in its biweekly interdisciplinary seminar and events hosted by the Center. Their teaching responsibilities will include: 1) developing one course per year to complement and contribute to the Center’s curricular offerings, and 2) possibly assisting in one additional course each year (depending on the particular teaching needs of the Center).