Call for Papers: African Association for the Study of Religions (AASR) 2018 Conference in Africa


The African Association for the Study of Religions (AASR) is delighted to call for proposals for individual papers, panels, roundtables, and poster presentations for its biennial conference to be held at the Justo Mwale University, Lusaka, Zambia, from 1 – 4 August 2018.Only proposals that have met the needed standard will be accepted.

This Conference is co-sponsored by the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) and is recognized as an IAHR Regional Conference.

Type: Call for Papers, Conferences

Field: Religion

To Be Taken At (university): Justo Mwale University, Lusaka, Zambia

 The conference invites panel and paper proposals that address this theme and related issues, taking into consideration the specific contexts of Africa and the African diaspora. Papers that engage any of the following themes, and related ones, are invited for presentation at this conference:

  • Methodological and Theoretical Perspectives: Media and religion; Religion, law, and human rights; Political implications of academic research; Methods for researching African states and political actors
  • Religion and Politics: Comparative studies of religion and states in Africa; Poiliticization of religion and religionization of politics; Religion in quest and exercise of power; Religion and solutions to political crises
  • Religion and Society: Secular constitutions and/in religious nations; Society and religious pluralism; Religion for education in African States; Social responsibility
  • Social Cohesion: Religion, Citizenship, Identity, and Nationalism: Gender and leadership; The politics of sexuality; Internal migrations and refugees in Africa; Religion and Xenophobia; Citizenship and land; Citizenship and difference; Religious nations
  • Religion, Violence, Security, and Peacebuilding: Religion and radicalization; Religion and solutions to security and peace
  • Religion and Sustainable Development: Their role and impact of the African on the State(s) in Africa; African politico-economies and religious landscapes
  • Diaspora in the context of: Retentions and transformations in the Atlantic World; International and Mediterranean immigration; Religious Ministries in the Diaspora



  • Abstracts should not exceed three hundred (300) words.
  • Authors should ensure that abstracts reflect the title of their paper(s).
  • Author’s contact details (name, position, institutional affiliation, email address, and phone number) must also be provided.

How to Apply:

Application Deadline: 31st January 2018.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: The African Association for the Study of Religions (AASR) Protection Status



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