Conference participants are invited to submit an abstract of their potential presentation(s) (400 words). Keynote speakers (1 hour, plenary) will be invited as a rule based on submissions, and all others will be considered for presentation (45 minutes including discussion) in parallel sessions. Please mention explicitly if you do NOT wish to be a keynote speaker. While an important criterion for selection of keynotes will be the focus on the theme of the conference, papers related to empirical studies in religion which do not fit explicitly in this (wide) framework are also more than welcome. Papers for parallel sessions could focus on these sub-themes: religion and ecology (interdependence, intergenera-tional sustainability, …), religion and solidarity (poverty, socioeconomic inequality, …), and religion and human flourishing (personal identity, ethno-cultural issues, …). A special panel session will be dedicated to innovative use of empirical methods in theological research. For the presentation of emerging projects, particularly of Ph.D. or doctoral students, a poster session is also foreseen.

NOTE: On registering for the conference, together with the abstract the doctoral students can indicate whether they would like to do a Poster/ppp/Pecha-kucha presentation for not more than 10 minutes. If they wish to present a full length paper, the possibility will depend on the theme, quality and availability of slot. At the moment of acceptance, the organizers will confirm whether they can present full paper or Poster/ppp/Pecha-kucha presentation!

Call for papers is not limited to ISERT members: all scholars or students working in the described field and with those interests can submit a proposal.

The organizers will offer after the Conference the possibility to publish in the Springer Series New Approaches to the Scientific Study of Religion a selection of the submitted and edited papers.

Please note the deadline for submitting a paper/panel/poster proposal is the 15th March 2020.
Decisions about acceptance of submitted papers and their selection for plenary keynotes would be notified to authors before April 15, 2020.

Please, submit your paper proposal through the registration form.

For any doubt or further information, please contact Prof. Francis-Vincent Anthony: