Author: AAR-SW

  • Call for Papers

    NEW Chapters soliticited: Activism in the Name of God: Religion and Black Feminist Public Intellectuals from the Nineteenth Century to the Present. https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/5423232/new-chapters-soliticited-activism-name-god-religion-and-black

  • Conference Announcement

    Sacred Texts and Human Contexts Nazareth College, Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue is pleased to announce its sixth conference, again bringing together scholars from around the globe to share research on contemporary issues in religion and social sciences. 2020 Conference Title: Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Mystical Traditions,  Approaches to Peaceful Coexistence Conference Location: Casa Tra Noi,  Rome,…

  • Reflections on 2019 AAR-SW from Past President Dr. Rebecca Huskey

    Past President: Rebecca HuskeyOklahoma Universityrhuskey@ou.edu I am especially grateful for the 2019 SWAAR plenary speaker’s talk.  Alejandro Chaoul told the audience about his studies of the benefits of meditation and yoga for patients at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and the talk was a rare combination of academic research with practical advice for…

  • SWCRS 2019 Annual Meeting: Wellness for Women Luncheon

    SWCRS 2019 Annual Meeting: Wellness for Women Luncheon

    This luncheon seeks to address challenges that women doing scholarly work face, fostering kindness, connection, and positive steps toward health. It will feature a short talk, “Compassion Fatigue, Self-Care and Sacrifice in Academia” by Prof. Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner, SMU Professor of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology followed by structured table discussion. A willingness to share issues and wisdom from…

  • CFP: The Routledge Handbook on Middle Eastern Diasporas

    CFP: The Routledge Handbook on Middle Eastern Diasporas

    The Routledge Handbook on Middle Eastern Diasporas, edited by Dalia Abdelhady, Associate Professor of Sociology at Lund University, seeks original contributions that address social, cultural, political or historical aspects of Middle Eastern diaspora communities. The Handbook aims to include field-based contributions on diaspora communities in and from the Middle East, as well as more general…

  • CFP: Motherhood and Mothering across Religious Traditions: A Comparative Roundtable – Comparative Studies in Religion unit, American Academy of Religion’s Annual Meeting 2019, San Diego

    CFP: Motherhood and Mothering across Religious Traditions: A Comparative Roundtable – Comparative Studies in Religion unit, American Academy of Religion’s Annual Meeting 2019, San Diego

    This roundtable welcomes short papers (5-7 minutes) that examine the intersection between motherhood and religion, and more specifically, that take into account Adrienne Rich’s distinction between motherhood as a patriarchal institution and mothering as women’s experience and methodological issues. While mothers, motherhood and mothering are only marginally addressed in Religious Studies, and the significance of religion…

  • Call for Articles: Seeking World History Authors for Women Who Changed The World

    Call for Articles: Seeking World History Authors for Women Who Changed The World

    We are seeking contributors to Women Who Changed the World, to be published by ABC-CLIO. This ambitious, 4-volume reference work will contain essays on approximately 250 women from world history, from ancient times to the twenty-first century, from Bella Abzug to Empress Zauditu. The collection will not only provide biographical profiles of women from all parts of…

  • Call for Articles: Islam and the category of “religion”

    Call for Articles: Islam and the category of “religion”

    We are seeking papers on the theme of ‘Islam and the category of “religion”‘ for the Summer 2019 issue of the semi-annual scholarly journal, Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies (PJHS), published by the Indiana University Press (Bloomington, USA). Recent scholarship has historicised the concept of “religion” as it is used in contemporary popular, academic, and political discourse.…

  • Call for contributing chapter to ‘Space, Place and Religious Landscapes: Living Mountains’ (Bloomsbury)

    Call for contributing chapter to ‘Space, Place and Religious Landscapes: Living Mountains’ (Bloomsbury)

    My co-editor and I are seeking a paper of 9,000 words in length for a volume entitled  ‘Space, Place and Religious Landscapes: Living Mountains’ to be published by Bloomsbury Press in 2020. We are already mid-process with this work, but have been faced with the decision by one of the contributing authors to withdraw, due to taking on…

  • Conference Announcement: Orality and Literacy (UT Austin)

    The Department of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin invites all classicists, historians, religious studies and biblical scholars, and scholars with an interest in oral cultures to participate in the Thirteenth Conference on Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World, to take place in Austin (TX) from Wednesday 27 March 2019 to Sunday…