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International Society for the Sociology of Religion 36th Conference

International Society for the Sociology of Religion 36th Conference

12 July - 15 July 2021
Taipei (Taiwan)

Call for papers: 1 October to 15 November 2020

Call for Sessions

You can submit proposals until 15th September 2020 (200-250 words in English; please also provide a French translation):

  • Thematic session – A session with papers on a common theme. If the theme attracts many papers, the thematic session may stretch over several slots.
  • Working Group session – A session of papers presented by those who work together on a specific project.
  • New Research Forum – Intended for students and young researchers (PhDs). The NRF usually have two sessions with a common theme and a session for free papers that do not fit into the other ISSR thematic sessions.
  • Author Meets Critics session – A session in which an author meets scholars who criticize his/her book and responds.

This is not yet the call for individual paper proposals. The call for paper proposals will be opened in mid-October.

You have to be an active member to submit a proposal!

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Religion in Global/Local Perspective: Diffusion, Migration, Transformation

The next conference of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion will take place in 2021, at the Institute of Sociology of Academia Sinica, in Taipei, Taiwan. This is the first time the ISSR conference takes place in Asia! As the Taiwan committee of SISR/ISSR, we are delighted to welcome you with lively cultural events and insightful tours in Taiwan, as well as various religious events and cultural performances for you to explore. We look forward seeing you in Taipei!

Consider Our Environment

As international conferences like this require a lot of traveling, and alternatives for traveling by air are scarce, you may want to consider the following suggestions:

  1. Avoid multiple hops
  2. Don’t fly business class
  3. Pack light
  4. Choose vegetarian
  5. Consider carbon offsets and invest in ecological projects.


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Conference Theme

Religion in Global/Local Perspective: Diffusion, Migration, Transformation

The content, boundaries and role of religion vary across the globe. Globalization brings about the encounter and transfiguration of worldviews and ways of life and yet religion, like much else, is a glocal phenomenon, as the local context is still determinative. Migration, labor mobility and travel lead to the diffusion of religion, but also to the questioning of religious boundaries and their potential transformation. The difference between religion, spirituality, culture, and nonreligion become themselves diffuse and even blurred. People feel, rediscover and redefine their religious and non-religious horizons in new ways through their everyday lives. This conference highlights the transnational, global and local character of these issues and aims to explore the nature of religious diffusion, encounters, and transformation.

 

 

Locations And Venues

Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSSB),
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Address of Venue:

128, Sec. 2, Academia Rd, Nangkang, Taipei 11529, TAIWAN

 

Maps download:

1. Map from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Academia Sinica
2. Map of Academia Sinica (Building 24 on the map)

 

 

               

 

 

 

How To Get There

From Taipei Railway Station to Academia Sinica

Bus

Route:205、212、212 (Express)、212 (Shuttle)、270、276、306、620、645、S12、BL25、679、S5、S1、CB7 (get off at Academia Sinica Stop)

 

Train

Go to Nangang Station and transfer Bus 306, 205, 276, S12、212、679、S5 and get get off at Academia Sinica Stop.

 

MRT

  • Go to Nangang Station and get out from Exit No.2, turn right and transfer buses 212 (Express/Shuttle), 270 or BL25 then get off at Academia Sinica Stop.
  • Go to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station and get out from Exit No.5, cross the street for bus 212, 276, 306, 620, 645, 679, 205, S5, S1、S12 then get off at Academia Sinica Stop.
  • Bannan (Blue) Line:Go to Taipei Main Station and transfer to Nangang Station or Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station
  • Tamsui-Xinyi (Red) Line:Go to Taipei Main Station and transfer Bannan (Blue) Line to Nangang Station or Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station
  • Wenhu (Brown) Line:Go to Zongxiao Fuxing Station and transfer Bannan (Blue) Line to Nangang Station or Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station
  • Zonghe-Xinlu (Yellow) Line: Go to Zongxiao Xinsheng and transfer Bannan (Blue) Line to Nangang Station or Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station