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Sep 14

Festival Cultures: Imagined Pasts, Alternative Futures

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 14:00 to 17:00, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 14:00 to 17:00

Online

An interdisciplinary conference organised by the Religious Studies department of The Open University. Deadline for submissions: 1st May 2021.

Sep 15

Festival Cultures: Imagined Pasts, Alternative Futures

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 14:00 to 17:00, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 14:00 to 17:00

Online

An interdisciplinary conference organised by the Religious Studies department of The Open University. Deadline for submissions: 1st May 2021.

Nov 13

CFP - Eco-creativity 2021: Art, Music, Ritual and Global Climate Politics

Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 12:00 to 17:00

Virtual Conference, The Open University

This 2021 Conference is hosted by the Religious Studies, Art History, Music and Politics Departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University.


Previous Events

Round Table on Conspiracy Thinking and Conspiracy Theories

10th March 2021 to 12th March 2021

The Round Table on Conspiracy Thinking and Conspiracy Theories discusses the interlinkages between conspiracy theories and extremism from perspectives of media studies, international relations and religious studies.

Conspiracy Theories and New Age Spiritualities

26th February 2021

David G. Robertson is talking about “Conspiracy Theories and New Age Spiritualities” at the Open Div Summit, a 4-day "pod-conference" around spirituality, meaning, and connection in the secular world.

Eco-creativity: Music, Religion, Activism

13th November 2020

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to foster dialogue around the interactions between music, religion and politics in the context of the ecological crisis.

Festivals Research and Covid 19: Virtual Community, Activism, Spirituality

15th September 2020

This online conference investigates key themes in festivals and protestivals research and the newly prefigured virtual counterparts for community, activism and spirituality.

Imagine! Festival of Ideas and Politics Features Workshop by FASS Academic

23rd March 2020

Dr Maria Nita, Lecturer in Religious Studies at The Open University, draws on her ethnographic research inside the Climate, to create a workshop that investigates how storytelling practices may help us envisage and work towards a sustainable future.

Virtual Research Seminars: ‘Perspectives on the Global’

13th March 2020

Friday, 13 March 2020:  Hugh Beattie, “Afghanistan — the forever war?"

Friday, 10 July 2020:  John Maiden, “Perspectives on global charismatic christianity”

Contemporary Religion in Historical Perspective Conference

19th February 2018 to 21st February 2018

At a time when the public role of the University is under increasing scrutiny, how can we ensure that research and teaching about religions reaches new publics? What can we do to enhance religious literacy both within and beyond religious and non-religious communities? How is ritual and performance involved in communication between religious communities, the academy, policy makers and the broader public? Are there ways in which we can learn from the past in better understanding such channels of communication?

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