Symposia, call for papers and book reviews: Religion and Space/Place
Call for Papers Deadline:
Call for Papers and Book Reviews, 2010
Symposia is an online, peer-reviewed journal for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who identity religion as an important consideration in their research. Past issues of the journal can be viewed at http://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/symposia/issue/current.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The editorial team extends a cordial call for original, unpublished papers investigating the link between religion and space/place. In the last twenty years, many fields of study in the social sciences and humanities have undergone a ‘spatial turn’, and the study of religion is no exception. Not only does everything occur in space, but where things happen has become recognised as key to understanding how and why they happen. On the one hand, certain long-established categories within the study of religion itself, such as ‘sacred space’ and ‘pilgrimage’, involve an obvious spatial dimension. On the other hand, the sociopolitical realities of transnational communities, diasporic religions, and economic globalisation suggest further considerations relevant to religions in the modern world. Finally, the influence from social theorists like Henri Lefebvre and David Harvey, as well as the work of modern geographers, suggests ways in which religion specifically, and culture in general, might play a role in the deployment of social relations across space.
We welcome articles that address the relation between religion and space and/or place in the contexts of geography, psychology, history, anthropology, gender studies, philosophy, political science, cultural studies and sociology, as well as those which extend the subject across historical and geographical boundaries.
The following sub-fields have been designed to allow for a flexible interpretation of this volume’s theme, as well as to encourage submissions reflecting a broad spectrum of interests and disciplines. The editorial team gladly welcomes applications which fall outside of these parameters:
• liminal and sacred space; pilgrimage
• religion and diaspora, immigration, urbanisation and globalisation
• religion and theories or philosophies of space
• religion and attachment to place
• religion and identity formation through place
• religion, space and experience
• religion and architecture
• religion and new spatialities
• religion and symbolic space
Articles written in clear, grammatical, and fluent English or French will be considered. Articles should not exceed 25 pages in length. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 15 October, 2010.
Articles should be submitted by email to Rebekka King (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CALL FOR BOOK REVIEWS
The editorial team also extends a call for reviews of any academic publication released within the 2009 or 2010 calendar years relevant to the study of religion.
Reviewers requesting a review copy are asked to submit the title of the book to be reviewed no later than Friday, 13 August, 2010. Every effort will be made to secure a review copy of the text. Note that a review copy may take up to 12 weeks to arrive. Reviewers who do not require a review copy may submit the title of their book as late as 1 October 2010.
Completed reviews should not exceed 750 words in length and are to be submitted no later than Friday, 12 November, 2009.
Requests for review copies and completed reviews should be submitted by email to Nicholas Dion (email@example.com).
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