Multiple Religious Modernities

University of Western Sydney

The Australian Association for the Study of Religion, in conjunction with the Australasian Association of Buddhist Studies will hold a conference on Multiple Religious Modernities at the University of Western Sydney, 28 – 30 September 2012.

Multiple Religious Modernities

Australian Association for the Study of Religions – Australasian Association of Buddhist Studies- 2012 Annual Conference
University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus
28 – 30 September 2012

Multiple Religious Modernities

At the local and global level, religion is changed through social processes, but religion also impacts on societies at the structural and grass roots levels. As modernity and (de)secularisation are multilateral processes, the conference explores the multiple types of (de)centralisation, pluralism and voluntarism of religious life.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Prof. Gary Bouma, Monash University: Managing Multiple Religious Modernities In Australia.
  • A/Prof. Carole Cusack, University of Sydney: Fictional Religions and Religious Fictions: Narratives of Secularisation and Sacralisation at Play in Multiple Modernities (Charles Strong Lecture).
  • Prof. Julia Howell, University of Western Sydney: Modern, Authentic and Local: Constructing Java’s Islamic Heritage in High-End Popular Books.
  • Prof. Paul Oslington, Australian Catholic University: Church-Related Social Services Organisations and the Future of Australian Religious Life.
  • Prof. Douglas Pratt, The University of Waikato, New Zealand: The Persistence and Problem of Religion: Modernity, Continuity and Diversity (Presidential Address).
  • Dr. Sylvie Shaw, University of Queensland: Fast Religion or Slow Religion (Penny Magee Lecture).
  • Prof. Meyda Yegenoglu, Bilgi University, Istanbul: Islam Haunting European Secular Modernity

Local Organising Committee

  • Julia Howell
  • Alphia Possamai-Inesedy
  • Adam Possamai
  • Judith Snodgrass
  • Irena Veljanova

Programme Committee

  • Carole Cusack, University of Sydney
  • Jamila Hussein, University of Technology, Sydney.
  • Jay Johnston, University of Sydney and
  • University of New South Wales
  • Paul Oslington, Australian Catholic University.
  • Adam Possamai, University of Western Sydney
  • Malcolm Voyce, Macquarie University

The event is hosted by the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies, the School of Social Sciences and Psychology and the School of Humanities and Communication Arts.

Conference Registrations are now open. You may read more about Multiple Religious Modernities and register for this conference on the Australian Association for Study of Religion Website.