[URBANTH-L]Urban Diversity and Religious Traditions, NCSR conference
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1st call for sessions
URBAN DIVERSITY AND RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS
Abo Akademi University, Abo/Turku, Finland
13 – 15 August 2008
Welcome to the 19th Nordic Conference in Sociology of Religion
The theme of the conference is religion in a contemporary urban setting.
How are religious traditions and practices influenced by the
contemporary city, and what is the role of religion in the late modern
"cityscape"? The pluralistic situation in a modern city is characterized
by ethnic minorities, but also by various other subcultures. The role of
media and consumption is most evident in urban settings. And in the
centre of town, we find a cathedral. What are the strategies of the
mainstream churches amidst the new urbanism? In short, how does religion
fit into the contemporary city and what happens with religion in this
The plenary speakers of the conference are Professor Linda Woodhead
(University of Lancaster, UK), Professor R. Stephen Warner (University
of Chicago, USA), Doctor Inger Furseth (Centre for Church Research,
Norway) and Doctor Pasi Mäenpää (University of Helsinki, Finland).
The language of the conference is English.
The conference will be held at Arken, the Faculty of Arts building of
Åbo Akademi University.
Call for sessions, deadline December 15th, 2007
Call for papers, deadline April 30th, 2008
Registration, deadline April 30th, 2008
Department of Comparative Religion, Åbo Akademi University
Department of Sociology, Åbo Akademi University
Department of Comparative Religion, University of Turku
Department of Sociology, University of Turku
Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History
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