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Friday, 31 Oct 2014

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

 

The 7th Israeli Conference

 

 for the Study of

 

 

Contemporary Religion

 

and Spirituality

 

3rd – 4th of May, 2015

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Since 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. For the past three 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 forthcoming conference will mark 50 years to the passing of Martin Buber, and will focus on attitudes towards Hasidism, Neo-Hasidism and the concept of Nature in Contemporary Religion and Spirituality

This theme should not limit any other research topics relevant to the study of Contemporary Religion and Spirituality

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

The conference’s guests of honor and keynote speakers will be

Prof. ShaulMagid(Indiana University, US)

Dr. Graham Harvey (Open University, UK)

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 not later than 30 November 2014 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    addressed to Mr. ShaiFeraro – conference coordinator.  Decisions will be sent by e-mail during January 2015.

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

Academic committee members (in alphabetical order): Dr. J.H. Chajes (University of Haifa), Prof. Jonathan Garb (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Dr. Alex Guilherme (Liverpool Hope University, UK), Prof. WouterHanegraaff (University of Amsterdam, Holland), Prof. Ronald Hutton (University of Bristol, UK), Prof. Boaz Huss (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), Prof. Jeffrey J. Kripal (Rice University, USA), Dr. Isaac Lubelsky(The Open University of Israel), Prof. Zvi Mark (Bar Ilan University), Dr. Marianna Ruah-Midbar (Zefat Academic College), Prof. Sara Sviri (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Dr. NehamaVerbin (Tel Aviv University).