The Scottish Religious Cultures Network will host a conference on ‘Scotland’s Religious Traditions at Home and Abroad,’ 28–29 May 2015 at Queen’s University Belfast. The conference also will include an emphasis on religion in Ulster.
The conference is open to papers on any aspect of religion in Scotland, but the organisers are particularly interested in papers focusing on:
· the role of religion in shaping Scottish culture
· the forms through which these traditions have been exported (including to Ulster)
· the development of new religious traditions in Scotland
These foci identify important cultural and ideological links that reach beyond the traditional political, economic and imperial networks that are the subject matter of much historiography, and therefore provide new insights into Scotland’s global connections.
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 all welcome. Due to the generosity of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 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 papers. Individuals giving papers will also be prioritised in registration should the event be fully booked. Proposals should be submitted by 15 April. Selected papers will be published in a collection of conference proceedings.
The conference is part of the Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded Scottish Religious Cultures Network. This event has also been warmly supported by the Scottish Catholic Historical Association and the Scottish Church History Society.
Proposals, general correspondence and registration inquiries with the subject line ‘Belfast Conference’ should be directed to: arts-SRCN@glasgow.ac.uk