Call for Papers: Conversations Within and Across Religions

The editors of Arc: Journal of the School of Religious Studies are pleased to announce a call for papers and book reviews for our forthcoming volume (Vol. 48). Throughout the history of religions, the experience of cultural and religious plurality – that is to say, the experience of multiple coexisting traditions as well as the experience of internal plurality within one’s own tradition – has had a profound impact on the formation, shaping, and continual re-shaping of religious traditions, perspectives, and identities, both individual and communal. This impact has been so profound that, for many scholars, “it is epistemologically incoherent to ‘understand’ a religious singularity […] All religion susceptible of our study is in a situation of contact. There is no religion in the singular […] interrelational complexity constitutes our subject” (Steven M. Wasserstrom, “Nine Theses on the Study of Religion,” 10).  

Arc is thus interested in submissions which explore this interrelational complexity, and we identify the following themes as being of particular interest:

·      Pluralism;
·      Explorations of intra- /inter-religious dialogue and/or conflict;
·      Works of comparative religion, theology, and philosophy;
·      Studies examining how considerations of intersectionality bear on intra- /inter- religious relations.

This list is by no means exhaustive, and we welcome submissions that broadly address the interrelational complexity of religion from any area within the study of religion, including: Theology; Comparative Religions; Theory and Method; Philosophy of Religion; History of Religions; Sociology of Religion; Anthropology of Religion; Psychology of Religion; Religious Ethics; Critical Race Theory; Religion and Literature; Religion and Art; Religion and Linguistics; Religion and Health; Textual Studies. We welcome submissions that focus on traditions from any time period or geographic area.

The submission deadline for Vol. 48 is August 30,th 2020. Submissions received after this date may be considered for subsequent volumes. Articles should fall between 6,000 and 10,000 words in length, including footnotes. Longer items may be considered, but should be discussed with the journal editors prior to submission. Book reviews should not exceed 1,500 words. For detailed submission guidelines, please consult the Guidelines for Contributors (PDF) on our website (https://www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/about/publication/arc). All electronic correspondence should be sent to the editors at the following email address: arc.relgstud@mcgill.ca

Arc is an interdisciplinary, refereed journal published annually by the School of Religious Studies, McGill University. The journal combines the talents of professors and graduate students in offering space for scholarly discussions on various aspects of the academic study of religion.

Fieldwork 2021: Past to Present Archaeology

Students are welcome to join the Medieval and Bronze Age excavations at the site of Manglisi, Georgia (country not US), in summer 2021. Students will be able to gain more experience working on an archaeological site whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the Caucasus Mountains.

Flights are not included but everything else is. The research is being
undertaken by Ilia State University in Georgia in collaboration with
Past to Present Archaeology. There are a number of projects that
students might want to get involved with, depending on their interests, so this is also a good networking for students wanting to pursue an archaeological career. The project will hopefully provide students with future research ideas and possible dissertation topics, should they wish to pursue these avenues. For further details please visit:

Anyone interested can either contact Rupert Birtwistle by email on projects@pasttopresent.org or alternatively contact Past to Present
Archaeology via their website.

Call for Papers: ARC 36.1 – Resilience and Archaeology

Call for Papers: ARC 36.1
Resilience and Archaeology: Human response to past hardship. 

The Archaeological Review from Cambridge is pleased to invite submissions for our next issue (36.1), exploring the concept of resilience and how it can contribute to a better understanding of the past, particularly as to the study of change and transformation. We understand resilience as a dynamic process within a given system that links a set of adaptive capacities to a trajectory of functioning and adaptation after a disturbance. It is also a neutral framework interdisciplinary framework useful to explore social, cultural, economic, and ecological changes at different magnitudes and at different systemic and spatial scales. 

Please see the attached Call for Papers for more details, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions or to register interest (arc.resilience@gmail.com) by July 10th 2020. We welcome contributions from researchers at any stage of their academic career and from all related disciplines. Papers of no more than 4000 words should be submitted by August 24th 2020 for publication in April 2021

The Archaeological Review from Cambridge (ARC) is a full peer-reviewed biannual academic journal of archaeology. It is managed and published on a non-profit, voluntary basis by postgraduate researchers in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. Rooted primarily in archaeological theory and practice, ARC invites a wide range of perspectives aiming at interdisciplinary research of interest to those engaged in a variety of fields. All papers are published Open Access. Further information on the Archaeological Review from Cambridge, including submission guidelines, may be found at http://arc.soc.srcf.net  

Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021-2024

Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

The Society of Fellows at Princeton University, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities and social sciences, calls for fellowship applications annually. For the 2021-2024 competition, three fellowships will be awarded: Open Discipline (2) and Humanistic Studies (1).

We hope you will encourage outstanding graduate students to apply—those now finishing their Ph.D., and those who received their degree after January 1, 2019. We seek a diverse and international pool of applicants and especially welcome candidates from underrepresented backgrounds. For more information and the online application please visit our website. The application deadline is August 4, 2020; letters of recommendation may be submitted until August 11. 

Please find a link to our printable call for applications here.
Any inquiries should be sent to fellows@princeton.edu.

Virtual Fieldwork Opportunity: Irish Archaeology Field School Online Summer Courses

Due to the Covid-19 crisis this field program has now been transferred online! While missing our outdoor classroom the program will still deliver the same great academic content and carries the same credits as the established field version. The program is delivered through a combination of live online teaching and lab sessions, exclusive access to pre-recorded tutorials and self-directed (but guided) learning and home-based activities. For more information see our dedicated brochure here.

Forensic Anthropology – Dead Men Do Tell Tales
June 8 – 12, 2020

Overview: This one week online accredited program teaches students how to excavate and assess human remains. Taught from the surroundings of the Irish National Heritage Park (see here) the Dead Men Do Tell Tales course is designed for students from a variety of academic backgrounds with an interest in osteoarchaeology and physical/forensic anthropology. Students will gain insight into key archaeological field skills and have the opportunity to analyse archaeological skeletal remains during interactive web-delivered laboratory sessions. Topics covered during lab sessions include: human and comparative osteology; determining sex, approximate age-at-death, living stature, identifying palaeopathological conditions and understanding how these techniques are used in archaeological and forensic contexts. The course is delivered by some of the foremost archaeological and bioarchaeological experts in Ireland (see here for biographies).

  • Where: From your own home! Instruction direct from the field, and our site facilities at the Irish National Heritage Park (see here)
  • Enrollment Status: OPEN
  • Academic Credit: 7.5 ECTS (equivalent to 3-4 US semester credits)
  • Total Cost: €650
  • Course Type: Forensic Anthropology
  • Application Deadline : April 30, 2020
  • Instructors: Dr. Linda LynchDr. Denis ShineDr. Stephen Mandal
  • For further program information see our brochure here
  • Included is all tuition and instruction, an e-learning pack, a virtual field trip(s) and an academic transcript

Apply online here

Field Anthropology – Uncovering the Archaeology of Conflict and Colonisation
June 15 – 26, 2020

Overview:
This two week accredited online program gives students a ‘hands-on’ orientation of archaeological field techniques and field anthropology, including key archaeological skills in survey, excavation and post-excavation analysis. The diversity of this course allows students to understand the significance of an archaeological site, specifically the Ferrycarrig ringwork (one of the first Anglo-Norman castles constructed in Ireland in 1169AD/CE), within its heritage setting in general, and that of the medieval landscape of Wexford in particular. The course is delivered by some of the foremost archaeological and bioarchaeological experts in Ireland (see here for biographies).

  • Where: From your own home! Instruction direct from the field, and our site facilities at the Irish National Heritage Park (see here)
  • Enrollment Status: OPEN
  • Academic Credit: 7.5 ECTS (equivalent to 3-4 US semester credits)
  • Total Cost: €850
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2020
  • Course Type: Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Instructor: Dr. Denis ShineDr. Stephen Mandal
  • For further program information see our brochure here
  • Included is all tuition and instruction, an e-learning pack, a virtual field trip(s) and an academic transcript

Apply online here

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