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Call for proposals for the ISSR best book award

The ISSR invites nominations for an award for the best book in the sociology of religion.

Books published in 2016-2018 in French or English (except edited books) may be nominated by the authors of ISSR members by sending a nomination letter and THREE copies of the book to the General Secretary Office:

Véronique Altglas
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN
United Kingdom

The deadline for nominations is 15 September 2018.

Winner(s) will receive their awards at the 2019 ISSR Conference. They are exempt of paying the conference fee.

2017 Awards winners

ISSR Best Book Award

Véronique Altglas. 2014. From Yoga to Kabbalah: religious exoticism and the logics of bricolage. Oxford University Press.

ISSR Best Article Award

Piraino, Francesco, 2016. Between real and virtual communities: Sufism in Western societies and the Naqshbandi Haqqani case, Social Compass 63(1): 93-108.

ISSR Best Student Paper Award

Josselin Tricou, 2016. La « cathosphère », montée en puissance de nouvelles autorités religieuses? TIC & Société 9(1-2)

ISSR Best Book Award

The award is granted to the book in the sociology of religion published in the 2-year period between ISSR conferences. The recipient(s) of the award is/are congratulated at the ISSR conference and is/are exempt of paying the conference fee. The first such award is granted at the 34th ISSR conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, July 2017.

ISSR Best Article Award

This award is granted to a journal article in the sociology of religion, published in the 2-year period between ISSR conferences. The recipient(s) of the award is/are congratulated at the ISSR Conference. The first such award was granted at the 33rd ISSR conference in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, July 2015.

ISSR Student Paper Award

The award is granted to the first published paper of graduate/doctoral students or early post-docs, published in the 2-year period between ISSR conferences. Recipient(s) of the award is/ are congratulated at the ISSR Conference and his/her/their travel and accommodation costs for participating at the ISSR conference are reimbursed. The first such award was granted at the 33rd ISSR conference in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, July 2015.

ISSR International Workshop Funding

In light of its mission to foster international exchange in the sociology of religion the ISSR funds the international workshop on innovative research topics every second year. The first call was published in 2014 for the workshop held in 2015.

In April 2018, Paul Bramadat (University of Victoria, Canada), Marian Burchardt (University of Leipzig, Germany), Mar Griera (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain) and Julia Martinez-Ariño (University of Groningen, Netherlands), obtained a grant for their project on "Understanding urban religion: heritage, public space and governance".

Past winners

ISSR Best Book Award

The award is granted to the book in the sociology of religion published in the 2-year period between ISSR conferences. The recipient(s) of the award is/are congratulated at the ISSR conference and is/are exempt of paying the conference fee. The first such award is granted at the 34th ISSR conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, July 2017.

ISSR International Workshop Funding

2015: "Is Secularism Bad for Women? Women and religious change in contemporary Europe", organized by Kristin Aune (UK), Mia Lövheim (Sweden), Terhi Utriainen (Finland), Alberta Giorgi (Portugal), and Teresa Toldy (Portugal).

ISSR Best Article Award

2015: David Voas, Siobhan McAndrew, and Ingrid Storm (2013) "Modernisation and the Gender Gap in Religiosity: Evidence from Cross-national European Surveys". Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 65(S1):259-283.

ISSR Student Paper Award

2015: Jean-François Bauduin (2014) "Le réseau raélien du monde physique à celui d'Internet : prosélytisme et encadrement des pratiques communautaires". Revue Electronique Réguler le Religieux, Janvier:1-25.

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