Although the study of religion and politics has blossomed over the past decade, the normative debates over the appropriate place of religion in modern democracies often remain divorced from the study of the actual practices and meanings of religion in these democracies. Consequently, many new normative concepts and arguments have not filtered down to the empirical study of religion, while normative debates are often inadequately informed by the empirical realities of contemporary religious practices and beliefs.
Rethinking Political Catholicism aims to bridge this divide by focusing on the fertile case of political Catholicism in Italy. Empirically, the conference aims to take stock of political Catholicism in Italy today, compare it with Catholic and Muslim politics elsewhere, and use contemporary theoretical and normative insights to better understand its post-secular dynamics. Normatively, the conference aims to evaluate the practices of contemporary political Catholicism in Italy and elsewhere, and thus contribute to developing a more sophisticated debate about the proper roles of religious politics in contemporary democracies.
As the 2014 Weber Best Paper Award Committee of the APSA Religion and Politics Section, we invite you to consider nominating a paper that you believe to be truly outstanding for the 2014 Best Paper Award.
The Best Paper Award recognizes the best paper dealingwith religion and politics presented at the previous years Annual Meeting. Only the papers presented at 2013 APSA meeting can be nominated for the 2014 award.
Nominated papers should be sent to the chair of the committee, Ramazan Kilinc (email@example.com), by email by March 1, 2014.
Thanks in advance for taking time to support your colleagues' research.
We look forward to receiving your nominations.
2014 Best Paper Award Committee John Forren, Miami University, Ohio Ramazan Kilinc, University of Nebraska at Omaha Jeremy Menchik, Boston University
From: Iza Hussin To: Section 11: Religion and Politics
Call for Papers: Social Science History Association Religion Network
Social Science History Association 2014 Annual Conference Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 6-9, 2014 Conference Theme: "Inequalities: Politics, Policy, and the Past"
SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 14, 2014
The Religion Network of the Social Science History Association invites proposals for papers, panels, and book sessions for the 39th annual meeting of the Social Science History Association in Toronto, Ontario, November 6-9, 2014. We also are looking for volunteers to serve as panel chairs and discussants.
The SSHA is the leading interdisciplinary association for historical research in the US, providing a stimulating venue for explorations of how social processes unfold over time. The Religion Network serves as the home within the organization for scholars interested in religious history, religious mobilization, religious change, and religion's effect on social and political processes. Our network is interdisciplinary and cross-national in scope, and embraces all scholarship that examines how religion intersects with other social processes in historical perspective.
We encourage the participation of graduate students and recent PhDs as well as more established scholars from a wide range of disciplines and departments. Graduate students are eligible to apply for financial support to attend the annual meeting (see http://www.ssha.org/grants). Further details about the association, the 2014 annual meeting, and the call for proposals are available on the SSHA website: www.ssha.org.
The deadline for paper and/or panel submissions is February 14th, 2014.
We welcome and encourage papers and panel proposals on a wide array of issues related to the historical study of religion and religious movements. While complete panel proposals (consisting of 4-5 individual papers, a chair, and a discussant) are preferred, we also seek out high-quality individual paper submissions. Panels and papers may address the topics below, or any other relevant and related topic examining religion in a historical context:
• Religion and Policy Development • Church/State Relations • Religion and Social Inequality • Religion and Politics • Religion and Social Movements • Religion and Law • Religion, Migration, and Identity • Religion and Nationalism • Secularization and Secularism • Religion and Empire • Missionaries and Social Change • Religion and Space
Please use the SSHA's web conference management system to submit your papers and panel proposals. Paper title, brief abstract, and contact information should be submitted on the site http://conference.ssha.org/. Please do not hesitate to contact the Religion Network representatives with any questions, comments, or for help with submissions.
Thank you, and we look forward to a stimulating set of panels at this year's SSHA meeting.
Damon Mayrl (firstname.lastname@example.org) Sam Nelson (email@example.com) SSHA Religion Network Representatives