CALL FOR PRESENTERS: 2021 INTERNATIONAL SIMULATION THEORY eCONFERENCE

CALL FOR PRESENTERS: 2021 INTERNATIONAL SIMULATION THEORY eCONFERENCE DATES: March 20–21, 2021 The Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR) is hosting the 2021 International Simulation Theory eConference, which will bring together scholars, specialists, and philosophers from all over the world to discuss the different problems, proofs, and solutions in current simulation theory. The purpose of this multidisciplinary virtual conference is to advance the scientific and philosophical understanding of how the simulation hypothesis may or may not answer important cosmological, metaphysical, and even theological questions plaguing humanity.

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Remembering N.J. Demerath III

N.J. Demerath III (‘Jay’), former president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (1997-99), and winner of two SSSR distinguished publication awards (article 1992; book 2002), passed away February 5, 2021 in Leeds, Massachusetts.

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Seminary to Early Ministry Study at Duke University Post-Doc

The Seminary to Early Ministry Study at Duke University is looking for a post-doc to join our team as a quantitative social scientist. You must have your PhD in hand (in sociology, psychology, or a related discipline) by August and be interested in studying theological education and religious leaders. Experience with data management, social network analysis, and longitudinal analysis in R is preferred. You will be part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team. For more information and how to apply visit: https://www.davideagle.org/post/sempostdoc/. Contact David Eagle (david.eagle@duke.edu) for more information.

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Remembering Wendy Griffin

Wendy Griffin (September 23,1941-February 12, 2021), a longtime member of the SSSR died peacefully at home. Wendy is best known for her research on the Goddess movement and her work in establishing contemporary Pagan studies as its own interdisciplinary field. She published numerous articles and book chapters, and was the editor of Daughter of The Goddess: Studies of Healing, Identity, and Empowerment (AltaMira, 2000).

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Religions 2021 Young Investigator Award Nominations

We are pleased to announce that Religions is now inviting nominations for the 2021 Young Investigator Award. This prize will be given to one young investigator in recognition of her/his excellence in the research field of “religions”. All nominations will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee led by the Editors-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Klaus Baumann and Prof. Dr. Arndt Büssing.

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Religious Trauma International eConference (Call for Presenters)

The Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR) is hosting the 2021 International eConference on Religious Trauma, which will bring together specialists, psychiatrists, and researchers from all over the world to discuss the causes of religious trauma, as well as its manifestations and treatment options for those afflicted with the sometimes adverse effects associated with religion.

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SSSR 2021 Call for Papers Deadline Extended

As we collectively try to navigate these unprecedented times, we are extending the proposal submission deadline for the 2021 SSSR+RRA Annual Meeting.  The submission deadline is now Thursday, April 15th.

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