Religion in Scotland
Country: United Kingdom
Abstr. due: 31.08.2014
Dates: 24.10.14 — 25.10.14
Organizing comittee e-mail: Scott.Spurlock@glasgow.ac.uk
Organizers: The Royal Society of Edinburgh
The Royal Society of Edinburgh funded Scottish Religious Cultures Network is hosting a conference on the role religion has [played] and does play in Scottish culture. Despite the steady secularisation of Scottish society understanding Scotland's religious past is essential for understanding Scotland's social present. Religion has served as a principal factor in the formation of Scotland by shaping cultural norms, delineating individual and corporate identities, and profoundly influencing the nation's legal and political institutions. This conference seeks to explore some of these aspects of the impact of religion on the making of modern Scotland.
Proposals for twenty minute papers are invited, particularly from postgraduate students, focusing on historical, sociological, theological, artistic, literary, legal, architectural and cultural aspects of religion in Scotland. Comparative studies, papers on the influence of Scottish religion abroad and papers on religion in Ulster are also welcome. The residential conference will be free for all those who deliver papers. A nominal fee of £25 will be required from those who attend but do not deliver a paper. Individuals giving papers will also be prioritised in registrations if the event is fully booked.
Conference Web-Site: http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/scottishreligiousculturesnetwork/events/