Event: Perspectives on Secularisation, Oxford Brookes University, January 2013

Annual Ecclesiastical History Colloquium 2013

Thursday 17 January 2013, 15:00 until 19:00

Location: Lecture Theatre, Harcourt Hill Campus

The subject for this year’s colloquium will be Perspectives on Secularisation with speakers including:

Professor JCD Clark, University of Kansas
Professor Callum Brown, Dundee University
David Nash, Professor of History, Oxford Brookes University

Programme:

3.00pm: David Nash (Professor of History, Oxford Brookes University)
“Beyond Secularisation –pursuing the logic of narrative treatments of religion.”

4.00pm: Tea

4.30pm: Callum Brown (Professor of Religious and Cultural History, University of Dundee)
“What is Secularisation?”

J. C. D. Clark (Hall Distinguished Professor at University of Kansas)
“Secularization, positivism and physics”

Followed by a roundtable discussion
6.30pm: Buffet dinner

There is no charge for this event, but please confirm attendance by clicking on the online registration link below by Tuesday 8th January 2013.

Please contact Jo Middleton (Administrator of the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History – jmiddleton@brookes.ac.uk, 01865 488455) with enquiries.

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Events: IWM Series “Colloquia on Secularism”

Monday, November 12, 4:30pm

Series “Colloquia on Secularism”

Endre Sashalmi

Professor of History and Deputy-Chairman of the Department of Medieval and Early Modern History, University of Pécs, Hungary

FROM TSAR TO EMPEROR

The Secularization of the Public Image of the Ruler in Russia under Peter the Great

With the kind support of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

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CFP: Deadline Extended, Engaging Sociology of Religion – BSA Conference

Please note the change of deadline for abstracts is now 15th October especially of interest to those researching Secularism and secularisation

Call for Papers: Engaging Sociology of Religion

BSA Sociology of Religion conference stream, Annual Conference of the British Sociological Association

Grand Connaught Rooms, London, 3-5 April 2013

How does sociology of religion engage with topical issues affecting contemporary society? How can field-specific theories and models help in understanding religion’s role in recent global and local social movements (the Occupy movement, transitions in the Arab world, London riots in 2011), the economic crisis and austerity, social mobility, the ‘Big Society’, cultural pluralisation, climate change, and so on? How have – and how should – sociologists of religion engage broader public arenas? What could be the specific contribution of sociology of religion to public discussion? We invite papers that address topical issues such as the above, but also papers on core issues in the sociology of religion, including – but not limited to – the following:

* ‘Public’ Sociology of Religion

* Religion, Social Movements and Protest

* Religion and Welfare (including Faith-Based Organisations)

* Religion and inequalities (gender, ethnicity, class)

* Religion and media

* Religion and State in the 21st Century

* Social Theory and Religion

* Secularism and secularisation

Abstract submission to be completed at: www.britsoc.co.uk/events/Conference

Deadline for abstract submission: 5 October 2012.

E-mail: bsaconference@britsoc.org.uk for conference enquiries; t.hjelm@ucl.ac.uk  or j.m.mckenzie@durham.ac.uk for stream enquiries. Please DO NOT send abstracts to these addresses.

 

Call for Papers: Engaging Sociology of Religion

BSA Sociology of Religion conference stream, Annual Conference of the British Sociological Association

Grand Connaught Rooms, London, 3-5 April 2013

How does sociology of religion engage with topical issues affecting contemporary society? How can field-specific theories and models help in understanding religion’s role in recent global and local social movements (the Occupy movement, transitions in the Arab world, London riots in 2011), the economic crisis and austerity, social mobility, the ‘Big Society’, cultural pluralisation, climate change, and so on? How have – and how should – sociologists of religion engage broader public arenas? What could be the specific contribution of sociology of religion to public discussion? We invite papers that address topical issues such as the above, but also papers on core issues in the sociology of religion, including – but not limited to – the following:

* ‘Public’ Sociology of Religion

* Religion, Social Movements and Protest

* Religion and Welfare (including Faith-Based Organisations)

* Religion and inequalities (gender, ethnicity, class)

* Religion and media

* Religion and State in the 21st Century

* Social Theory and Religion

* Secularism and secularisation

Abstract submission to be completed at: www.britsoc.co.uk/events/Conference

Deadline for abstract submission: 5 October 2012.

E-mail: bsaconference@britsoc.org.uk for conference enquiries; t.hjelm@ucl.ac.uk  or j.m.mckenzie@durham.ac.uk for stream enquiries. Please DO NOT send abstracts to these addresses.