2019 Annual Meeting, Nov 23-26

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be in San Diego, CA, November 23-26. Register Now!

2020 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Rocky Mountains-Great Plains
Deadline: November 4, 2019

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: November 15, 2019

Undergraduate Deadline: December 15, 2019

Deadline: December 16, 2019

Upper Midwest
Deadline: December 31, 2019

Deadline: January 10, 2020

Eastern International
Deadline: February 1, 2020

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October 1, 2019
Award: IRCPL Book Competition – Claremont Prize for the Study of Religion

The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life opened a competition to give scholars the opportunity to travel to Columbia University and workshop their manuscript with a group of dedicated experts. Short-listed manuscripts will undergo a peer review process, and prize-winners will have their book published in the IRCPL book series at Columbia University Press. Eligibility: (1) PhD received in or after 2012; (2) Submission must be author's first single-authored book; (3) Submissions can be on any aspect of the study of religion, including the study of secularism. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2019. More information at

CFP:  Annual Meeting of the Society for Christian Scholarship in Music (February 6–8, 2020, Baylor University, Waco, Texas)

Call for papers – Annual Meeting of the Society for Christian Scholarship in Music – Deadline for proposals, October 1, 2019. Conference web site: Individual papers, research posters, panels, and lecture recitals on any topic related to music and the study of Christianity are welcome. We invite submissions representing a variety of approaches and perspectives, including history, ethnomusicology, theory and analysis, philosophy and theology, liturgy, congregational music, and critical theory. Please send submissions or questions to program chair Joshua Waggener at

Call for Contributors: Three-volume ABC-CLIO encyclopedia titled American Religious History

If you are interested in contributing, please review the entries in the Headwords document and the style guide, especially Section A, General Guidelines. If you want to participate, please send the entries you are interested in doing and your CV to The deadling is October 1, 2019. Please also share this information with other scholars you know who may be interested.

October 15, 2019
CFP: Logos 2020 – Narrative Personhood, and the Self (May 28–30, 2020, University of Notre Dame)

Issues concerning “the self”—its nature, our knowledge of it, mechanisms for transforming it, and much else besides—are historically central and currently active areas of research in philosophy, theology, and psychology. The 2020 Logos Workshop will bring together philosophers, biblical scholars, and theologians to discuss these and related issues about personhood, the self, and the role narrative might play in the construction and transformation of the self. For workshop details including submission instructions, please visit:

CFP: Journal of Religion and Violence

The Journal of Religion and Violence is seeking submissions for its 2019 and 2020 issues. We are an interdisciplinary journal publishing peer reviewed essays on all aspects of religion and violence, from earliest to contemporary times. For a sample of our articles, see should be in polished American prose, in Word, and 5000 to 10,000 words in length. Please send submissions as word attachments to

October 23, 2019
Luce/ACLS Fellowships in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs - apply by October 23, 9 pm EDT

The American Council of Learned Societies is now accepting applications for the Luce/ACLS Fellowships in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs. The fellowships support scholars of any rank in all fields of the humanities and social sciences who are pursuing research on global religions and who seek to deepen public understanding about religion's role in international affairs. Awards include a $55,000 stipend; up to $3,000 for project-related research and travel costs; and up to $5,000 to support attendance at an ACLS-hosted media engagement workshop in Fall 2020 and other media training and engagement activities. To apply, go to:

October 31, 2019
CFP: Open Theology Topical Issue Issues and Approaches in Contemporary Theological Thought about Evil

Topical Issue: Issues and Approaches in Contemporary Theological Thought about Evil, edited by John Culp (Azusa Pacific University, USA) - deadline for submissions: October 31, 2019.


November 1–3, 2019
REA2019 Conference (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

The Religious Education Association annual conference for 2019 will be held in Toronto, Ontario, from November 1 to 3, 2019. The theme of the meeting is "Coexistence in divided societies: Pedagogies of the sacred, of difference, of hope." Dr. Hanan Alexander, University of Haifa, is the program chair for this meeting which invites paper proposals from a diverse group of scholars.


November 13, 2019
RFP: Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs Collaborative Programming Grants - apply by November 13

The American Council of Learned Societies invites proposals for the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs Collaborative Programming Grants. The grants award up to $45,000 to institutions proposing interdisciplinary or cross-institutional collaborations that connect religion scholarship to journalistic training and practice. Projects must be hosted by a US-based accredited institution of higher education and the principal investigator must be a scholar in the humanities, social sciences, or journalism. Proposed activities must connect humanities and social science programs with journalism departments, schools, or initiatives on the same campus, or with the work of an external media organization. Visit






April 6–7 and April 28–29, 2020
Women Veterans and Clergy Conferences

The 2020 Women Veterans and Clergy Conferences bring together women veterans, military chaplains, civilian clergy, researchers, and mind/body practitioners for soul care and to discuss issues related to moral injury, coping mechanisms, spirituality/religion as it relates to healing and recovery, and innovative approaches to addressing gaps in support for women veterans. The Women Veterans and Clergy Conferences take a diversity approach to spirituality and faith. Clergy and practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines and religions are welcome. These conferences are free to attend and are open to women veterans and clergy of all genders.

April 30, 2020
CFP: "Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World” in Open Theology

Call for papers for a topical issue of Open Theology: "Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World, edited by: Zanne Domoney-Lyttle (University of Glasgow) and Sarah Nicholson (University of Glasgow). Open Theology invites submissions for the topical issue "Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World”, prepared in collaboration with the conference "Women and Gender in the Bible and the Ancient World", held by University of Glasgow. Further questions about this thematic issue can be addressed to Zanne Domoney-Lyttle at or Sarah Nicholson at Submissions will be collected from September 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020. Learn more: