Summer School - Religion and Mobility, 25 August – 1 September 2019, Antwerp, Belgium

Publish Date: Jan 29, 2019

Deadline: Mar 31, 2019

Event Dates: from Aug 25, 2019 12:00 to Sep 01, 2019 12:00

Religion and mobility

The UCSIA summer school Religion, Culture and Society focuses on religious change in an international, global context. With globalization touching on all aspects of our lives, religion(s) and religious socio-cultural praxis (re-) negotiate their relevance in our societies today.

The central aim of the UCSIA summer school is to discuss the ways in which mobility (material, individual and global) influences the local and world religious landscape.

Application procedure

Eligibility criteria

Applicants should:

  • have a good command of English
  • be a doctoral student or junior postdoctoral researcher engaged in relevant research.
  • have relevant (research) research experience in the topic of the summer school.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Selection criteria

The selection committee considers:

  • The fulfilment of formal eligibility requirements.
  • A well written research paper on one of the topics mentioned in the call for papers
  • Academic qualifications

In the selection, the profile of the selected group of participants as a whole will be taken into account. The purpose is to select a group that is as complementary and multidisciplinary as possible.

Travel grant

A limited number of partial travel grants is available for participants who are unable to fund their own travel and are not eligible to apply for a travel grant in their host institutions.

These applicants should send us their motivated request and cost estimate by using the travel grant application form (download here) as well as a letter of recommendation by their university promotor.
These documents should be sent together with the submission form.
Candidates will be informed about the decision regarding their travel grant application by mid May.


The selection of 24 participants will be made on a competitive basis. 

The applications will be reviewed by the selection committee headed by Dr. Christiane Timmerman, Project Supervisor and Academic Director of Academic Affairs of CeMIS, University Antwerp. The selection committee will be compound of scholars and researchers from of the University of Antwerp (organizational committee).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Additional information may be requested from qualified candidates in order to ensure competitive assessment of the candidates.


The UCSIA Summer School brings together a multidisciplinary and international group of 24 PhD students and postdoctoral scholars within the field of theology, the humanities, social sciences or other disciplines.  

The programme offers them the opportunity to attend classes taught by established researchers, to present their own work and discuss their ideas in a relaxed and open atmosphere and within a multidisciplinary framework.

To ensure active involvement, the programme is composed of five types of classes.

Lecture classes: the faculty members each teach two classes on a topic related to their research expertise.

Paper sessions: In parallel paper sessions participants present their research work and receive feedback from the faculty and fellow participants.

Tutoring sessions: the faculty will tutor a group of 6 students. In these small groups you will reflect on the subjects, methodological an multidisciplinary issues touched upon during the classes and discuss the feedback to your paper.

Biographical and disciplinary encounters: how does your biography influence your research trajectory and subject?  What’s your disciplinary lense to investigate religion and mobility?

Evening lectures: these lectures are open to a local audience and is an opportunity to confront international research insights with the local Antwerp context.

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