Call for papers: Supernatural religion in the age of empire Abstract Deadline 15 January 2020

University of Antwerp, Belgium

15 May 2020

This one-day workshop brings together scholars who engage with cultural and social histories on the intersection of religion, science and the supernatural in colonial contexts.

We particularly welcome papers from PGs & ECRs who address methodological and theoretical issues in their work on supernatural religion in empire, and are interested in reflections on dynamics of cross-cultural religious practices, beliefs and phenomena across a range of methods and sources.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
– Racialised notions of ‘superstition’ & ‘modernity’- ‘Hybridised’ religious & mystical phenomena
– Scientific knowledge production & experience
– Supernatural landscapes & bodies in empires
– Material culture of religious supernaturalism
– Fictional & artistic representations

roposals should be based on ongoing research to stimulate discussion.

More information: www.imperialsupernatural.wordpress.com

ABSTRACT (300 WORDS) + SHORT BIOGRAPHY

BY 15 JANUARY 2020

please contact  kristof.smeyers@uantwerpen.be

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