Surveillance and religion panel – a proposal for  EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Bologna, Italy: March 4-7 2019

I am compiling a proposal for a panel  to be included in next year’s EUARE conference. This would be to stimulate papers from scholars working on any aspect of surveillance and religion, e.g., religious communities using data-gathering and analysis technologies (for administration and/or security), faith groups that are subject to surveillance (particularly, but not necessarily within the European Union), and religious ethical perspectives on contemporary everyday surveillance.
Intersections with cultural studies, religious studies, business and management studies might be fruitful, as could be focussed discussions of migrants, religious affiliation, or faith communities engaged in social welfare support.
If you are interested in contributing a short paper to a panel at Bologna please contact Eric Stoddart, University of St Andrews, Scotland [es61@st-andrews.ac.uk] by 1 June 2018. This can be a preliminary enquiry or to share an idea for an abstract to be developed over a longer time frame.  The aim is to submit a proposal for a panel by the Academy’s deadline of mid-June.
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