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[ecrea] Mediating Religion CFP - 28/29 June 2010

Tue Apr 13 15:40:10 GMT 2010

>Mediating Religion
>An International Research Network
>Annual Conference
>Social Media and the Sacred
>The Open University Centre, Camden Town, London
>28-29 June 2010
>How do religious and spiritually-oriented groups use social media? 
>What impact does this use have on their relationship with the 
>sacred?  And how are religious and other discourses of the sacred 
>positioned and mobilised in social media such as discussion forums, 
>blogs, Facebook, Twitter and virtual worlds?
>These are the main questions that we are seeking to address in the 
>re-launch and expansion of this network which brings together key 
>scholars in the field. Papers and presentations in relation to any 
>religious or spiritual tradition and from any disciplinary/analytic 
>orientation (e.g. sociology, anthropology, politics, religious 
>studies, media studies) are welcome.
>This year the conference is held in collaboration with the AHRC/ESRC 
>Religion and Society project on 'Media Portrayals of Religion and 
>the Secular Sacred' (based at the University of Leeds), and there 
>will be an opportunity to hear about its findings.
>Travel, accommodation and subsistence bursaries are available for a 
>limited number of contributors.
>Abstracts (up to 300 words) for papers to be presented as 20 minute 
>presentations send to Anita Greenhill (A.Greenhill /at/ 
>by 20 April 2010.
>This conference is organised by the Centre for Research on 
>Socio-Cultural Change ( at The Open University and 
>University of Manchester in collaboration with the AHRC/ESRC project 
>'Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred' at the 
>University of Leeds, Birkbeck College, Amsterdam University, 
>Groningen University, University of Colorado

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
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