|Call for Papers|
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 5th Israeli Conference
for the Study of Contemporary Religion and Spirituality
28 - 29 May 2013
Since 2009, The Israeli Conference for the Study of Contemporary Religion and Spirituality constitutes an annual interdisciplinary framework for the presentation of relevant research, in a variety of disciplines – the humanities, social sciences, exact sciences, and more. This year's conference will be hosted by the Program in Religious Studies at Tel Aviv University, and will bear an international character. We welcome researchers who wish to display papers in relevant fields to submit their papers in English.
Keynote lectures will be given in English by:
Prof. Ronald Hutton (University of Bristol, UK)
Prof. Jeffrey J. Kripal (Rice University, USA)
Prof. James R. Lewis (University of Tromso, Norway)
Our suggested theme for the forthcoming conference will be:
Invented Traditions in Contemporary Religion and Spirituality.
(This theme should not by any means limit any other research topic relevant to the study of Contemporary Religion and Spirituality, such as psychological aspects of religion and spiritualism, spiritualism and alternative medicine, gender and feminism, spiritualism and business, East-West encounters, Jewish spirituality and Jewish Renewal, contemporary kabbalah, etc.)
We welcome researchers and graduate students to submit proposals for single paper presentations or for paper 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.
Decisions will be e-mailed by the end of January 2013.
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Conference's committee chairpersons: Prof. Ron Margolin (Tel Aviv University), Dr. Isaac Lubelsky (Tel Aviv University).
Academic committee members (in alphabetical order): Dr. J.H. (Yossi) Chajes (University of Haifa), Prof. Yoav Elstein (Bar Ilan University), Prof. Boaz Huss (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), Prof. David Katz (Tel Aviv University), Prof. James R. Lewis (University of Tromso), Prof. Mario Mikulincer (IDC Herzliya), Mr. Tomer Persico (Tel Aviv University), Dr. Marianna Ruah-Midbar (Zefat Academic College), Prof. Sara Sviri (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem).