|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).
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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).