Call for Papers: Religion and Secularism on Campus

Title: Religion and Secularism on Campus: The Changing Dimensions of the University Experience
Conference Dates: 6th and 7th September 2018
CFP deadline: 5pm on Friday, 6th July 2018
Submission process: Please submit a title and abstract of no more than 300 words together with names and short biographies (150 words) of the presenter/s, institutional affiliation/s (if relevant), and contact details. Proposals should be sent to the project co-ordinator Kareem Darwish – kd27@soas.ac.uk. Academic enquiries should be sent to Dr Aisha Phoenix – ap85@soas.ac.uk
Religion and Secularism on Campus is the final event of the Re/presenting Islam on Campus project - a three-year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) that explores the complexities of lived experience, representation and perception of Islam on UK university and higher education campuses.
This two-day international conference will explore the diversity of ways in which religious and non-religious identities are experienced, encountered and catered for on higher education campuses in the UK, Europe and beyond. We invite proposals for papers that explore any dimension of religion or non-religion on campuses in any geographical context, focussing on a particular tradition, group or movement or on the interactions between different parties, or on broader cultural or political changes impacting upon how religion is expressed within campus contexts. We hope that the conference will attract a range of epistemological positions and disciplinary standpoints.