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Feb 8, 2018

Out of seven excellent doctoral dissertations the award committee selected Stefan Binder’s dissertation, titled 'Total Atheism: Making mental revolutions in South India' as the most original and innovative. In addition, the dissertation was also considered to contribute the most to religious studies as an academic discipline, balancing carefully between ethnographic data and theoretical debates.


Mar 12, 2018

Call for Papers NGG Conference 2018

The Leiden University Centre for the Study of Religion (LUCSoR), the Dutch Association for the Study of Religion (NGG), The Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (NOSTER) in cooperation with the University of Erfurt Research Centre „Dynamics of Jewish Ritual Practices in Pluralistic Contexts from Antiquity to the Present“ are pleased to announce their joint conference on Interpreting Rituals: Historiographical Perspectives and Pluralistic Contexts, to be held on October 29-31, 2018 at Leiden University.

We invite participants in this conference to present papers on rituals and their historiography and encourage a focus on Jewish and other rituals in pluralistic contexts. We especially seek to understand how both normative and descriptive methods have reflected upon ritual – including space (virtual/cyber and real), sound and gender – in religious, secular and geographical contexts in cross cultural, comparative and historical perspective.


Proposals: We invite proposals for papers and panel sessions
Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2018


For the full Call for Papers, please go here.