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AAR Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA
November 21-24, 2015

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Religion in Europe Group

Statement of Purpose: 

This Group is designed to serve as a forum for the examination of religious issues related to the social, cultural, and political development of Europe. Its guiding principles include a commitment to scholarly dialogue across disciplines, a comparative spirit sensitive to Europe’s religious diversity, and a transhistorical appreciation of the full trajectory of the European experience.

Call for Papers: 

This Group analyzes religion in Europe or related to Europe in any historical period. We encourage interdisciplinary, interreligious, and comparative approaches to the topic. For the 2015 meeting we especially seek proposals related to one or more of the following themes:

  • Islam and European media ten years after the Muhammad cartoons and the London bombing, especially discourses on iconography, blasphemy, and terrorism today. This may include, but is not limited to, ISIS responses to European polemics, media reaching young European jihadists, the attack on Charlie Hebdo, etc.;

  • Separatist identities and religious identities in Europe (such as those found in Scotland, Spain, Italy, Ukraine, etc.);

  • The effect of migration on the dynamics of religious diversity in Europe. This includes, but is not limited to, such themes as inclusion/exclusion, immigration, body policies, law, etc. (co-sponsored with the Religion and Migration Group);

  • Post-growth religious thinking in relation to alternative economic and environmental concerns in Europe. This includes, but is not limited to, how these concerns influence values, nature-based spiritualities, etc. (co-sponsored with the Religion and Ecology Group).

Proposals (individual papers or session proposals) that address other themes within the scope of the Group's activities will also be considered seriously. Successful proposals will be considered for publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Religion in Europe (Leiden & Boston: Brill).

Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection
ChairSteering Committee