CFP: BSA SOCREL Annual Conference 2016

Call for Papers: BSA SOCREL Annual Conference 2016 – Global Societies: Fragmenting and Connecting 

Aston University, April 6-8 2016

This year’s BSA Annual Conference explores the changes and transformations that have taken place across the globe, from the financial crisis to political upheavals. This conference is an opportunity for sociologists to question how we best understand such developments and what opportunities sociology has to contribute to policy making and public discussion on such subjects.

Call for Papers – Sociology of Religion Stream

The religion stream will focus the contribution that the sociology of religion can make to this discussion, through addressing the connections and disconnections between sociology and the sociology of religion. An ever-increasing number of areas within the field of sociology are discussing religion, each with their own vocabularies, terms of reference and conceptual frameworks. As such, we would like to explore how best we can connect these discussions and what opportunities lay ahead for bridging such gaps.

Possible topics could include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • The role of religion in times of social transition
  • The changing place of religion in society
  • Methods in sociology and the sociology of religion
  • Epistemological challenges
  • Religion and politics
  • Religion and education
  • Religion and global change

How to submit
All paper abstracts and proposals for other events can be submitted online HERE.

If you would like your abstract to be considered within the Sociology of Religion stream, please type SOCREL in capital letters at the top of your abstract.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 16 October 2015.

For further information contact the Sociology of Religion stream coordinator:
Rachel Shillitoe. Email:
Alternatively, contact the BSA Events Team. Email: