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Chris

Scholar of religion/nonreligion... PhD Student (Lancaster University), blogger, singer, actor, thinker... Northern Irish living in Scotland. Co-founder of The Religious Studies Project. Managing Editor at the NSRN. Baritone masquerading as a tenor. Vegetarian for no particular reason.
Chris has written 44 posts for NSRN Online | Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network

Registration Now Open for NSRN 2014 Conference

Registration is now open for the NSRN 3rd International Conference 19-20 November 2014, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA   “Explaining Nonreligion and Secularity in the U.S. and Beyond” See the conference page for further details and registration form. We hope to see many of you there!

Call for Papers: Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion – “Atheism”

Proposal for a special issue of the Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, edited by Franco Garelli and Roberto Cipriani, on atheism (cut-off date for delivery of papers, 30th June 2015; forthcoming 2016) In the spring of 1969 an International Symposium on the Culture of Unbelief was held in Rome, organized by the Vatican … Continue reading

Call for Papers for NSRN 2014 Conference

The call for papers is now live for our 2014 conference on ‘Explaining Nonreligion and Secularity in the US and Beyond’ to be held 19-20 November 2014 at Pitzer College, Claremont,CA. Full details can be found here: http://nsrn.net/2014-conference/ Please circulate widely. Thanks!

Call for Papers: Association for the Sociology of Religion Conference 2014

ASSOCIATION FOR THE SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION 76th Annual Meeting:  RELIGION AS A SOCIAL FORCE August 13-15, 2014. J.W. Marriott Union Square, San Francisco, CA PROGRAM CHAIR:  Jeremy Uecker, Baylor University, Jeremy_Uecker@baylor.edu Over the past three decades, a number of scholars have underscored the apparent role of religious institutions, practices, beliefs, and values in shaping social institutions and … Continue reading

Podcast of Matthew Engelke’s NSRN Annual Lecture 2012 now available

In partnership with the Religious Studies Project (RSP), we are delighted to announce that a recording of the Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network’s Annual Lecture 2012 with Matthew Engelke is now available. This lecture was recorded on 8 November 2012 at Conway Hall, London on the topic “In spite of Christianity: Humanism and its others in … Continue reading

83 Additions to the NSRN Bibliography

83 new items have been added to the NSRN Bibliography which now boasts 745 entries relevant to the broad remit of the NSRN. These latest additions can be viewed here: http://nsrn.net/bibliography/bibliography-additions/ As always, if you spot anything that we have missed please get in touch via the comments box here: http://nsrn.net/bibliography/  

Tomorrow: LSE Forum on Religion, featuring Audra Mitchell and Stacey Gutkowski

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY – Programme for the Study of Religion and Non-religion FORUM ON RELIGION Date: Wednesday, 23 January 2013 Time: 16.30-18.00 Venue: Seligman Library (OLD 6.05), Old Building, LSE Speakers: Audra Mitchell (University of York) ‘Bringing Secularity (Back) into International Relations: Immanence, Agency and Intervention’ and Stacey Gutkowski (King’s College London, Middle East and … Continue reading

58 New Additions to the NSRN Bibliography

It may be Christmas Eve, but we have just added 58 new items to our ever-growing bibliography. They are pasted in below for your perusal. If you notice any omissions or errors in the bibliography, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Chris. Alicino, F. “Western Secularism in an Age of Religious Diversity.” … Continue reading

Five Podcasts of NSRN Lectures now available

In partnership with the Religious Studies Project (RSP) it is our pleasure to bring you the audio recordings of five very important lectures, hosted on the RSP website. The first is the NSRN Annual Lecture from April 2011, recorded at St Mary’s University College in Twickenham: Atheism Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Atheistic Thought Jonathan … Continue reading

New Book Series: Histories of the Sacred and the Secular, 1700 – 2000

Histories of the Sacred and the Secular, 1700 – 2000. Edited by David Nash, Oxford Brookes University, UK Histories of the Sacred and the Secular (pdf flyer) Histories of the Sacred and the Secular 1700 – 2000 reflects the awakened and expanding profile of the history of religion within the academy in recent years. Intending … Continue reading

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