Category Archives: Event Report

Event Report: Rethinking Boundaries in the Study of Religion and Politics

Nathan Alexander attended the recent postgraduate conference,  Rethinking Boundaries in the Study of Religion and Politics held at the University of Aberdeen. Here he outlines his experiences and gives some commentary on the papers pertinent to the research network.  The ‘Rethinking Boundaries … Continue reading

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Event Report: Atheism research at the 2015 IAPR World Congress

In this post, Thomas Coleman discusses the conference the International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR) 2015 World Congress (17th-20th August 2015). Coleman takes us on a tour of the conference, through panels of interest to him on topics of atheism, disbelief and … Continue reading

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Event Report: Old religion and new spirituality 26th-29th May 2015

In this post, Atko Remmel discusses the conference ‘Old religion and new spirituality: continuity and changes in the background of secularization’. held at the University of Tartu, Estonia (26th-29th  May 2015). The event was organized by the research group of religious studies of the … Continue reading

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Event Report: Women negotiating secularism & multiculturalism through civil society organisations

In this post Alision Halford gives details of the workshop, ‘Women negotiating secularism & multiculturalism through civil society organisations’, held at the University of Coventry this year. The conference drew an international audience, covering topics as diverse as FGM and Hindu … Continue reading

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Reflections on Socrel 2015 – Foundations and Futures

In this post Katie Aston summarises just some of the presentations delivered at the 2015 Socrel conference, which may be of interest to researchers in the field the Nonreligion and Secularity. Established in 1975, the Sociology of Religion Study Goup (Socrel) celebrated … Continue reading

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Event Report: Dispatches from Baylor’s End of Religion Symposium 

In this post Paul McClure reports on the End of Religion Symposium. He outlines contributions from Rodney Stark, Phillip Jenkins, Jeff Levin, Bryon Johnson and J. Gordon Melton who contributed to the symposium from multiple disciplinary perspectives. McClure, however, notes the … Continue reading

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Event Report: The American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting 2014

In this post  Dusty Hoesly outlines papers presented at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting, 2014. The focus is on the growing awareness of the study of the secular, religious and nonreligion, in particular the shifting boundaries between these categories.  … Continue reading

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Event Report: The Third Annual International Conference of the Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network: Explaining Nonreligion and Secularity in the U.S. and Beyond

Joseph Blankholm participated in the annual conference of the NSRN, held at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, on November 19th and 20th, 2014. In the following, he summarizes some of the findings that scholars presented and takes stock of the … Continue reading

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The BASR Atheism and Nonreligion Panel

On 4th September 2014 Lorna Mumford was part of the ‘Discursive and Material Approaches to the Study of Atheism and Non-religion’ panel at the British Association for the Study of Religions’ annual conference hosted by The Open University in Milton … Continue reading

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Event Report: The Association for the Sociology of Religion Annual Meeting

Amanda Schutz sat in on a session covering issues of nonreligion at the Association for the Sociology of Religion annual meeting, which took place in San Francisco, California, 13th-15th of August. Here, she shares her interpretations of these presentations and … Continue reading

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