BASR Annual Conference 2016

British Association for the Study of Religions Annual Conference

Theme: ‘Religion Beyond the Textbook’
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Martin Stringer (Swansea University)

University of Wolverhampton, 5-7 September 2016

People enact, perform and live religion in a multitude of specific contexts, which are studied through a wide range of methods and approaches; and yet mainstream discourse on religion – public, media and textbook – too often reverts to generic, out-dated essentialisms concerning the lives of religious actors and the classification of ‘religion’ itself. However, new methodological approaches are emerging which ensure diverse forms of religion – often contradictory and complicated, offering counter-narratives to the textbook accounts – are understood, which allow different voices to be heard, texts to be re-read, phenomena to be re-interpreted and identity boundaries to be challenged.

The deadline for paper/panel submissions for the conference has now passed, and registration has closed.

**Final version of the Programme and Delegate Information, updated 4/9/2016 with last minute amendments** (PDF)

For any general enquiries, please contact the Conference Organisers, Dr. Stephen E. Gregg & Dr. Opinderjit Takhar on

Information for publishers

As ever, BASR welcomes our publishing partners to contribute to our annual conference. This year we will be hosted by the University of Wolverhampton and will be situated in the picturesque nineteenth century part of campus. Please complete and return the BASR 2016 Publishers Booking Form to reserve your place. The form includes options for booking, including full stands, and leaflets in the conference registration pack. Please note that whilst simple tables and chairs can be provided, publishers will need to bring display stands or other specialist presentation equipment. A safe and lockable room will be provided for overnight storage on conference days. If you wish your representative to register for the conference (which includes meals and simple campus accommodation), we will waive the cost of your stand.

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