Posts Tagged ‘Social Science Research Council’

December 15th, 2015

Religion, Media, and the Digital Turn

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This new report by Christopher D. Cantwell and Hussein Rashid begins to document some of the impact that digital modes of research and publication have had on the study of religion.

February 4th, 2015

Conference: Why Prayer? A Conference on New Directions in the Study of Prayer

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What can the study of prayer tell us about social life, religious institutions and practices, ethical self-formation, and our concepts of communication, both shared and unique? The Social Science Research Council’s Program on Religion and the Public Sphere announces Why Prayer? A Conference on New Directions in the Study of Prayer, a two-day gathering that will showcase the work of over 30 scholars and journalists who have explored these questions and more.

December 9th, 2014

Why Prayer? A Conference on New Directions in the Study of Prayer

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The Social Science Research Council’s program on Religion and the Public Sphere announces Why Prayer? A Conference on New Directions in the Study of Prayer (February 6-7, 2015).

February 10th, 2014

SSRC job opening: Anxieties of democracy

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The Social Science Research Council seeks a Program Officer/Director for its Anxieties of Democracy program.

January 21st, 2014

Creative Commons and The Immanent Frame

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In conjunction with the launch of its new Digital Culture Initiative, the Social Science Research Council has adopted a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License for all content published on or after January 1, 2014, on the SSRC’s public website and related SSRC sites, including The Immanent Frame and other SSRC digital forums.

May 9th, 2013

Opportunity at the SSRC

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The Social Science Research Council seeks a Program Officer/Coordinator for its work on religion and the public sphere.

May 8th, 2013

Digital publishing and the academic study of religion

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Over at The Huffington Post, Norris J. Chumley writes on the growing influence of online forums and journals in the academic world of religion.

April 30th, 2013

Religion and the Public Sphere internship at the Social Science Research Council

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The SSRC’s Religion and the Public Sphere program is currently accepting applications for a summer semester internship which would focus on its ongoing projects and digital forums.

March 14th, 2013

Program assistant openings at the SSRC

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The Social Science Research Council is currently seeking program assistants in two of its Africa programs.

October 23rd, 2012

Five years

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Five years ago this past Friday The Immanent Frame published its first essay, a short reflection on Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age, written by the sociologist Robert N. Bellah.

September 6th, 2012

The Post-Secular in Question and What Matters? reviewed

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Over at The Revealer, James S. Bielo reviews What Matters? Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age and The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society, jointly published with the SSRC by Columbia University Press and New York University Press respectively.

August 6th, 2012

Survey for The Immanent Frame

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As The Immanent Frame’s five year anniversary is soon approaching, it is important to take time for reflection, and consider what we has been doing well, what needs improvement, and how we can better engage our audience.

July 24th, 2012

Paul Froese featured in New Voices

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The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) recently featured Paul Froese in their New Voices section, which recognizes leading scholars in the social sciences for outstanding and original research.

June 5th, 2012

Translating Islam in South Asia

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At SSRC.org, three former International Dissertation Research Fellows (IDRF) reflect on Ronit Ricci’s Islam Translated.

January 25th, 2011

Call for papers: Spirituality, political engagement, and public life

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The SSRC Working Group on Spritituality, Political Engagement & Public Life is inviting submissions of abstracts for a conference to be held at Columbia University in New York City, June 3-4, 2011. Submissions are due by March 1, when they will be reviewed by members of the working group co-chaired by Courtney Bender and Omar McRoberts.

The conference, like the working group, will engage with a set of overarching themes: “the institutions and traditions that construct, condition, and demarcate spiritual activities and identities” and “the relations of these institutions and traditions to systems and patterns of political participation in the contemporary United States.”