Call for Papers: Conference on Migration, Religion and Asia

Olomouc, Czech Republic
27 – 29th Nov 2014
Deadline: 31st Aug 2014cz-mraa

The issues concerning both religiosity and migration have been discussed by scholars across different academic disciplines for a long time. Various theoretical and methodological tools are utilized to approach both of these social phenomena. In our symposium we focus particularly on religion and migration in the global age, while drawing attention to Asia and the role it plays in related processes. It is our intention to provide a space for a highly elaborated academic discussion on these processes.

Dealing with migration, the current debate examines not only the human and subject transmission, but also the delocalization of values, thoughts and practices, a part of which is religion. Religious transformations in the contemporary world can be also regarded as one of the impacts of global migration processes.

This conference call seeks papers engaged in empirical, theoretical and methodological research in the study of religions, migration and Asian studies that address the following themes:

  • Religion and Migration Processes
  • Religion in the Globalized World
  • Religion and Acculturation
  • Migration and Development
  • Migration in the Globalized World
  • Migration and the Role of Religion
  • Religious and Migration Processes in Asia
  • Globalizing Asia and Religion
  • Chinese Overseas

Keynote speakers

Professor Martin Baumann (University of Lucerne)
Professor Emeritus Eileen Barker (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Professor Robert Segal (University of Aberdeen)


Special Guests

Doctor Bernard Scheid (University of Vienna)
Doctor Aike P. Rots (University of Oslo)


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