This may interest someone who has the background and maybe the resources to participate in some way.
There is time to submit a paper and maybe attend for all you scholars out there!
April 21-22 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
In the past 50 years, scholarly research has gone from relative ignorance of the Jehovah’s Witnesses to profound curiosity. While in the 1970s there were few serious studies of the movement, the bibliography is now extremely rich. Parallel with the evolution of the scholarly gaze, the group itself has considerably evolved in the last decades.
The European Observatory of Religion and Secularism feels that it is time to bring together scholars and students who have studied the group, in order to compare and combine their works and provide our community with an up to date state of the arts analysis of this most significant minority religion.
All features of Jehovah’s Witnesses can be presented: history, relations with the outside world, international settlements, theology, sociology of the members, iconography, publications…
There are many hotels in Antwerp and a few in Wilrijke and Mortsel: check on the Internet and do the booking yourself. FVG is on a bus line to downtown Antwerp.
Registration fee: 50 euros and 10 euros for each lunch.
Papers will be considered for publication, with editorial details given during the conference. It is understood that presenters must submit their paper first to the organizers before submitting it to other publishers.
Unfortunately, no funding will be available to cover travel and accommodation expenses.
Deadline for submission: February 29, 2016.
Send your abstract with a 10 line CV to both addresses:
Régis Dericquebourg and Bernadette Rigal-Cellard
[email protected], [email protected]