Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Doctoral Colloquium Pre-Conference of the International Society for Media, Religion and Culture

Pre-Conference date: 7th of August 2018

Deadline for Paper proposals: 15 January 2018

Notification of acceptances: end of February 2018

The International Society of Media, Religion & Culture will be hosting a Pre-Conference for doctoral students on the day before the ISMRC bi-annual conference in the University of Colorado, Boulder. This pre-conference will provide doctoral students the opportunity to present their research, receive feedback from leaders in the field, discuss theoretical, methodological and professional challenges, as well as network with other peers. 

Interested students should prepare a) 1-2 page (500-800 word) extended abstract of the student's thesis/major research project and b) a sample paper/chapter (up to 5000 words) of writing related to the topic. All materials are to be prepared in English and are due on or before 15th of January 2018.

Please send all applications to the Doctoral Colloquium Chair, Associate Professor Heidi Campbell (, with subject: ISMRC doctoral colloquium application. Questions may also be directed to the same email.

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Book Launch, Dr Rosemary Hancock

The Institute for Ethics and Society (IES) is pleased to welcome Dr Susan Carland to launch Islamic Environmentalism: Activism in the United States and Great Britain(Routledge) by Dr Rosemary Hancock, Lecturer in Social Justice in the School of Arts and Sciences and Research Associate in the IES’ Religion and Global Affairs program. Islamic Environmentalism is Dr Hancock’s first sole-authored book, and investigates the intersection of Islamic faith and political activism in the lives of Muslim environmentalists based in the United States and Great Britain.

Dr Carland is a sociologist specialising in gender, Islam, and contemporary Australia at Monash University and a popular media commentator. Her book Fighting Hislam was released by Melbourne University Press in 2016.

Date:               Wednesday 4 October 2017

Time:               5.30pm for a 6.00 pm start

Venue:            Moorgate Common Room (NDS16, Broadway Campus), 10 Grafton Street, Chippendale

Refreshments will be provided. For catering purposes, please register your attendance by emailing:   

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