Life here and hereafter is
considered to be one of the core concerns of an individual throughout the history of humanity. Quest for the meaning of life, role of death, possibilities of life after death are challenged with a broad scope of perceptions, reflections and expressions among various spiritual and religious traditions, emerging spiritualities, groups and individuals.
This conference addresses the topic of life here and hereafter and focuses on beliefs and practices of diverse origins, their formation, spread and expressions. It also focuses on the past and current representations of the phenomenon in specific regions and worldwide, discussing its diverse manifestations and changes concerning institutional and individual religiosities on (trans)national and (trans)regional levels.
The conference welcomes both empirical and theoretical contributions from various disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary approaches towards beliefs and practices within the domain of life here and hereafter. Of particular interest are those that combine perspectives and methods drawn from all social sciences and humanities on historical, present, and newly emerging approaches towards conceptions, manifestations and representations, as well as research methods, issues and problems, and new directions in studies of this phenomenon.
The authors of accepted proposals will be notified by July 15, 2015.
Submission of paper and session/panel proposals – June 15, 2015
Notification of acceptance and opening of the registration – July 15, 2015
The final date of the registration for the conference – September 15, 2015
Final program – September 20, 2015
Conference fee (50 Euro) may be paid by bank transfer or in cash (not by card) at the registration desk.
The costs of travel and lodging should be covered by the participants.
Participants of the conference will be offered excursion in Vilnius city.
Organisers: dr. Eglė Aleknaitė (Vytautas Magnus University), assoc. prof. Milda Ališauskienė (Vytautas Magnus University), prof. Audrius Beinorius (Vilnius University), assoc. prof. Aušra Pažėraitė (Vilnius University), dr. Rasa Pranskevičiūtė (Vytautas Magnus University), prof. Edgūnas Račius (Vytautas Magnus University), assoc. prof. Annika Hvithamar (Copenhagen University).
Any conference related queries are to be sent to the conference email address. More information is available at http://en.religijotyra.lt/
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