Draft schedule now available!! Click here for download.
The British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR) is receptive to including the
participation of scholars in other disciplines and fields of study. This year, the conference
will be held in collaboration with documentary film makers from Leeds Trinity University’s Media, Film and Culture team and IRIS (International Research Centre for Interactive storytelling) and will include the screening of several documentary projects. As such, we welcome papers and panels on the theme of screen media, film and religion as well as on the academic study of religion/s more generally.
This can include religion in all types of media, including, but not limited to:
• Gaming – virtual worlds
• Digital technology
• Production of screen media projects on religion
In addition, we welcome any research approach applicable to the study of religion/s,
including but not limited to:
• Visual ethnography
• Collaborative practice
• Other innovative research methods
Keynote: Dr James Kapalo, University College, Cork, who is the Principal Investigator of
the European Research Council Project Creative Agency and Religious Minorities: Hidden
Galleries in the Secret Police Archives in Central and Eastern Europe (Hidden Galleries).
For his research profile, see http://research.ucc.ie/profiles/A040/jkapalo
Panel proposal (title, 200-word abstract, participants’ titles, abstracts) deadline: 15 May 2019
Paper proposal (presenter/s, title, 200-word abstract) deadline: 1 June 2019
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bursary applications (to cover full conference package) for postgraduate and early-career scholars: please complete the form (which is available here) and send directly to the Secretary of the BASR (email is on the form). Deadline: 15 May 2019
Dr Suzanne Owen, Reader in Religious Studies [contact for conference queries]
Dr Stefano Odorico, Reader in Contemporary Screen Media
Ilaria Vecchi, PGR in the School of Arts and Communication