The Role of Gender in New Religions and Alternative Spirituality
During the last decade the humanities and social sciences have seen sophisticated studies on gender in cultural and literary areas. And even though good research has been devoted to the study of gender in new religions and alternative contemporary spirituality, in-depth studies of particular cases still need to be produced. RENNER wishes to solicit manuscripts concerning this topic. The topic can be approached from any academic discipline or disciplines, and it can be illuminated through case studies, thematic and/or historical studies, surveys, and/or theoretical investigations.
The Danish Research Network on New Religions (RENNER) announces a cash award of $ 1,000.00 to the winner of a monograph contest on the following topic:
The Role of Astrology in Contemporary European Society
Astrology in its various forms is one of the most widespread belief systems in the world, and it plays a role in contemporary European society as well, but very little academic work on this topic has been produced especially in European contexts. RENNER wishes to solicit manuscripts concerning this topic. The topic can be approached from any academic discipline or disciplines, and it can be illuminated through case studies, thematic and/or historical studies, surveys, and/or theoretical investigations.
Conditions: Each manuscript must be written in English and typewritten in courier script, doublespaced, and accompanied by a diskette copy. The maximum number of pages should be around 300. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae containing name, degrees, current address, institutional affiliation (if applicable), phone and fax numbers and/or e-mail address, and publications (if applicable). RENNER has first publication choice for its monograph series (University of Aarhus Press, Denmark) of all manuscripts including those that do not receive the cash prize. Each manuscript will be evaluated by a committee of experts, and the winner will be awarded the prize at a conference on the above-named topic during 1996.
The contestants must submit their manuscripts to the address below no later than January 31, 1996.
Inquiries and manuscripts should be sent to: Professor Armin W. Geertz, Director of RENNER, Department of the Study of Religion, Main Building, University of Aarhus, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. Inquiries can also be made by phone: +45-89422306, fax: +45- 86130490, or e-mail: email@example.com
The Danish Research Network on New Religions (RENNER) is a non- profit, non-sectarian network of scholars engaged in the study of new and alternative religions. RENNER is funded by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities, which ist under the Ministry of Research and Technology. RENNER hosts conferences and seminars and supports publications especially within the framework of two series: RENNER Studies on New Religions (English language publications) and RENNER Serie om Nye Religioner (Danish language publications). Our newsletter News from RENNER ist free of charge for any interested party.