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CASCA: Conferences, Calls for Papers, Events/Colloques, Appels à communication, Évènements

Conferences and calls for papers/Colloques et Appels à communication:

*Les colloques et appels à communication suivants viennent d'être ajoutés à
notre page web:
*The following conference announcements and calls for papers have just been
added to our web page:

-Yale Food Systems Symposium 2016 - Call for papers

-Call for papers IJMBS

-Call for Papers: Violence and Indigenous Communities: Confronting the
Past, Engaging the Present

-CFP - No Border Camp (Thessaloniki-Greece July 2016)

-CFP for WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly issue "Precarious Work"

-CFP: Annual Centre for Refugee Studies Student Conference at York
University, Toronto

-CFP: Migration and Refuge in Western Canada, Canadian Institute for
Identities and Migration (CIIM) & Immigration Research West (IRW)
Regional Symposium, October 2016, Winnipeg

-Roundtable: Does STS have problems?

See them and others on our website:

Consultez-les ou voyez toute la liste en visitant notre site web:


Roundtable on

How to Study Religion in Times of

Date: 28 June 2016
9.15am – 6.30pm

B Level 4, Seminar Room

of Law, National University of

Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259756 [MAP]


In times of crises, scholars of religion often feel compelled to address
certain controversial issues as soon as they emerge. A growing number of
scholars specialising in religious studies straddle the worlds of academia and
the media. Under time constraints, they are sometimes forced to reduce
context-specific and flexible religious traditions to generalizations in order
to be accessible to the public. As a result, debates within the different
fields under the broad rubric of religious studies that have a longer
trajectory and pervasive role in the academy tend to be cast aside. Many
scholars continue to feel a heightened sense of responsibility in presenting
their research through careful crafting of narratives to avoid
sensationalization or shallow analyses which are not helpful in the long run.

This roundtable proposes to explore how scholars working on Asia could
balance in-depth research amidst the quick unfolding of crucial current events
that could not be analysed fast enough.

How can scholars stay relevant by being current
whilst producing trenchant analyses?
How have scholars adjusted their investigations
to methodologies that address events that require their attention
How has scholarship on religion been presented
outside of academia?
How has the rise of social media impacted upon
scholarship on religion?
How do scholars of religion incorporate these
events into their research afterwards?
What frameworks should be adopted and avoided?

We hope that this conversation between scholars will help incubate new
approaches to studying religion in Southeast Asia in particular, a region that
has been neglected in despite its fair share of religious crises.


Admission is free,
however, registration is required. Kindly register early as seats are
on a first come, first served basis. Please email Minghua at to indicate your interest to attend the


Dr Catherine Scheer

Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

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Dr Nurfadzilah Yahaya

Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

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Dr Amelia Fauzia

Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

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Dr Giuseppe Bolotta

Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

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Dr Giuseppe Bolotta

Postdoctoral Fellow

Religion and Globalisation Cluster

Asia Research Institute

National University of Singapore

469A Tower Block #08-02

Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259770

Office: +65 6516 6370 HP+65 81300350



SIEF Migration and Mobility Working Group Meeting

Current Approaches to Migration and Mobility

The meeting of the SIEF working group "Migration and Mobility" will
take place in Basel from Sept 11-13.

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