During the Covid-19 pandemic, most Churches and believers worldwide resorted to the media to build and maintain their communities, identities, and share their beliefs, which has shown how important media has been for religious organizations and individuals. Analyzing the pre-pandemic context, and inspired by the transformations of mediatized religion landscape, we are excited to open the Call for Papers for the conference “Religious Identity and the Media. Methods, concepts, and new research avenues”, organized by the team of the DFG and NCN funded research project “Minorities and the media. The communicative construction of religious identity in times of deep mediatisation” (https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/religionswissenschaft/forschung/forschungsprojekte/minorities-and-the-media).
The conference theme discusses the manifold relationships between creating, negotiating, maintaining and challenging religious and religion-related identities, and various types of media and forms of media use. It will be hosted by the Institute for Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, and will be organized online, via Zoom.
The keynote lectures will be held by Mia Lövheim (Uppsala University) and Christoph Günther (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz).
All information about the Conference, including the programme (to be published soon) can be found at:
Guest registration is open until March 15th. If you wish to attend the conference without presenting a paper, register at: https://media.religion2021.uni-bremen.de/WordPress/registration-as-guest/
Kind regards from the organizing committee:
- Kerstin Radde-Antweiler, head of project (University of Bremen)
- Dorota Hall, head of project (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences)
- Łukasz Fajfer, research associate (University of Bremen)
- Marta Kolodziejska, research associate (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences)
- Carolin Müller, research assistan