The newly formed International Society for Historians of Atheism, Secularism, and Humanism aims to provide a forum for academics working on any historical aspect of atheism, secularism, or humanism, broadly defined. This society will provide the growing number of scholars in this area the means to communicate and collaborate with others who share their interests. Previously, only a handful of academics have dealt with the history of unbelief in any sustained way, but in recent years this has begun to change. The society will therefore encourage and facilitate the growth of this vibrant new field.
There are two open PhD positions in Religious Studies at the University of Tromsø—the Arctic University of Norway—and the program is currently seeking applicants.
The positions are for a fixed term, with the objective of completion of research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for appointments, and the programme period starts on commencement in the positions. The PhD candidates shall participate in the faculty´s organized research training, and the PhD projects must be completed during the period of employment. Information about the application process for admission to the PhD programme, application form and regulations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) are available at UiT PhD regulations.
Application deadline: 14. May 2015
Fieldwork in Religion is an internationally peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. The journal publishes articles, review essays and book reviews relevant to the theoretical engagement with and practical undertaking of fieldwork in religion. Submissions are welcome from any disciplinary perspective, theoretical paradigm or methodological approach. Although the journal specialises in contemporary matters, historical treatments with direct relevance to modern-day fieldwork in religion will be considered for publication.