During the Covid-19 pandemic, most Churches and believers worldwide resorted to the media to build and maintain their communities, identities, and share their beliefs, which has shown how important media has been for religious organizations and individuals. Analyzing the pre-pandemic context, and inspired by the transformations of mediatized religion landscape, we are excited to open the Call for Papers for the conference “Religious Identity and the Media. Methods, concepts, and new research avenues”, organized by the team of the DFG and NCN funded research project “Minorities and the media. The communicative construction of religious identity in times of deep mediatisation” (https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/religionswissenschaft/forschung/forschungsprojekte/minorities-and-the-media).
The conference theme discusses the manifold relationships between creating, negotiating, maintaining and challenging religious and religion-related identities, and various types of media and forms of media use.
It will be hosted by the Institute for Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. The keynote lectures will be held by Mia Lövheim (Uppsala University) and Christoph Günther (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz).
For the CALL FOR PAPERS see the attached file and/or visit the conference website: https://media.religion2021.uni-bremen.de/
The deadline for paper proposals is November 1st, 2020.
We are able to financially support two PhD students with the amount of up to 300€ for travel and accommodation costs. For more information on the travel allowance visit: https://media.religion2021.uni-bremen.de/WordPress/travel-allowance/
We will continue to monitor the situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and we will comply with any relevant administrative regulations. We also consider hosting a partially or fully online conference if that is the best solution.
Kind Regards from the organizing committee:
Kerstin Radde-Antweiler, head of project (University of Bremen)
Dorota Hall, head of project (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences)
Łukasz Fajfer, research associate (University of Bremen)
Marta Kołodziejska, research associate (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences)
Carolin Müller, research assistant