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Saturday, 19 Apr 2014

Call for Papers

Call For Papers

 

The 6th Israeli Conference

 

 

for the Study of Contemporary

 

Religion and Spirituality

 

23rd of April 2014

 

 

Tel Aviv University, Israel

 

Since its in 2009, The Israeli Conference for the Study of Contemporary Religion and Spirituality has constituted an annual and central interdisciplinary framework for the presentation of relevant research in a variety of disciplines: the Humanities, Social Sciences, Exact Sciences, and more. For the past two years the conference is hosted by the Program in Religious Studies at Tel Aviv University, and as always bears an international character. We welcome researchers who wish to submit papers in the relevant fields in English.

 

The conference’s guest of honor and keynote speaker will be

Prof. Peter Berger (University of Boston, USA)

 

Our suggested theme for the forthcoming conference will be:

 

 

Modern Religions – East and West

 

This theme should not limit any other research topics relevant to the study of Contemporary Religion and Spirituality, such as Contemporary Spirituality in the Abrahamic faiths, the psychological point of view, gender and feminism, the philosophical meeting of Judaism and Asia, spirituality in medicine and business, the concept of nature in contemporary spiritual thought and practice, etc.

We invite researchers, as well as graduate students, to submit proposals for single paper presentations or for full symposia (3-4 presentations).

 

Proposal forms for symposia or presentations in English can be downloaded from the conference's website (http://humanities.tau.ac.il/religious_studies_eng/index.php/conference /forms). These should be sent no later than 15 November 2013 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    addressed to Mr. Shai Feraro – conference coordinator.  Decisions will be sent by e-mail during January 2014.

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Conference's committee chairpersons:  Prof. Ron Margolin (Tel Aviv University), Dr. Tomer Persico (Tel Aviv University).

Academic committee members (in alphabetical order): Dr. J.H. Chajes (University of Haifa), Dr. Danielle Gurevitch (Bar Ilan University), Prof. Wouter Hanegraaff (University of Amsterdam), Prof. Ronald Hutton (University of Bristol, UK), Prof. Boaz Huss (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), Prof. Jeffrey J. Kripal (Rice University, USA), Prof. Menachem Lorberbaum (Tel Aviv University), Dr. Isaac Lubelsky (Tel Aviv University), Dr. Marianna Ruah-Midbar (Zefat Academic College), Prof. Sara Sviri (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Dr. Ithamar Theodor (University of Haifa), Dr. Nehama Verbin (Tel Aviv University).

 

Call for Papers-pdf