3rd International scientific conference of LSSR announced

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Vilnius, Lithuania

23–24 October, 2015

Vilnius University and Vytautas Magnus University

Call for Papers

Life here and hereafter is considered to be one of the core concerns of an individual throughout the history of humanity. Quest for the meaning of life, role of death, possibilities of life after death are challenged with a broad scope of perceptions, reflections and expressions among various spiritual and religious traditions, emerging spiritualities, groups and individuals.

This conference addresses the topic of life here and hereafter and focuses on beliefs and practices of diverse origins, their formation, spread and expressions. It also focuses on the past and current representations of the phenomenon in specific regions and worldwide, discussing its diverse manifestations and changes concerning institutional and individual religiosities on (trans)national and (trans)regional levels.

The conference welcomes both empirical and theoretical contributions from various disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary approaches towards beliefs and practices within the domain of life here and hereafter. Of particular interest are those that combine perspectives and methods drawn from all social sciences and humanities on historical, present, and newly emerging approaches towards conceptions, manifestations and representations, as well as research methods, issues and problems, and new directions in studies of this phenomenon.

The 3rd Conference of the Lithuanian Society for the Study of Religions Life Here and Hereafter: Beliefs and Practices will be held on October 23–24, 2015 at Vilnius University, Vilnius. We welcome scholars from religious studies, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, political science, and other disciplines to contribute to historical and contemporary studies of the role and manifestations of the phenomenon of life here and hereafter, in this way enriching its academic understandings. We expect individual paper proposals as well as panel proposals with three to four presentations.

Key dates

Submission of paper and session/panel proposals – July 1, 2015
Notification of acceptance and opening of the registration – July 15, 2015
The final date of the registration for the conference – September 15, 2015
Final program – September 20, 2015

Organisers: dr. Eglė Aleknaitė (Vytautas Magnus University), assoc. prof. Milda Ališauskienė (Vytautas Magnus University), prof. Audrius Beinorius (Vilnius University), assoc. prof. Aušra Pažėraitė (Vilnius University), dr. Rasa Pranskevičiūtė (Vytautas Magnus University), prof. Edgūnas Račius (Vytautas Magnus University), assoc. prof. Annika Hvithamar (Copenhagen University).

Any conference related queries are to be sent to the conference email address.
More information is available at http://en.religijotyra.lt/

Download this call for papers as a PDF file.


International conference „Orientalism, Colonial Thinking and the Former Soviet Periphery: Exploring Bias and Stereotype Representations of Eastern and Central Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia“

2015 VU herbas bokstai 03Vilnius University, August 27-29, 2015

Programme of Conference pdf

Registration e-mail 

The registration fee is 20 Eur

Conference website: https://theotherorient.wordpress.com/

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/390059154489473/ 


Ananta Centre – Avantha International Fellowship 2015

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Ananta Centre, in continuation with its endeavor to add value to society through participatory leadership, is proud to announce the Ananta Centre – Avantha International Fellowship 2015 for international students to engage with India. This unique fellowship will continue as an innovation lab for knowledge sharing and capacity building for international students during summer 2015.

The four selected fellows will be placed in Ananta Centre’s New Delhi office over a period of two months in the timeframe of 15 June – 15 October, 2015 (dates are flexible to accommodate international university schedule) and exposed to India’s policy landscape. The fundamental aim is to foster prospective leaders and increase their responsiveness to national and international issues facing India.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Ramit Grover, Director,
at ; mailto: ; or 011-40733310 / 9810037690


The Second Baltic Alliance for Asian Studies (BAAS) Conference 2016

Tartu universitetas interVenue: University of Tartu, Estonia

Date: April 7–9th (Thu.-Sat.), 2016

The Baltic Alliance for Asian Studies (BAAS) comprises University departments that teach and research Asian, Middle Eastern and African – commonly called “Oriental” – studies of the three Baltic countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Currently BAAS has five member institutions: The Department of Asian Studies, Tallinn University; The Centre for Oriental Studies, University of Tartu; The Department for Asian Studies, University of Latvia; The Centre of Oriental Studies, Vilnius University; The Centre of Asian Studies, Vytautas Magnus University. The First BAAS conference was hosted by Vilnius University from 3–5th April 2014, with the BAAS Charter signed by the representatives of the five member institutions on the final day.

The second BAAS conference will be held at the University of Tartu from the 7–9th April 2016 and organized by the Centre for Oriental Studies. The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars from the Baltic countries and outside for presentation and discussion of various aspects of Asian, Middle Eastern and African cultures and societies. The organizers invite panels and individual papers from various fields of Oriental studies based on original research in specific subjects. (Note: the panelists and presenters must be at least MA holders.) As a special part of the conference, poster presentations by students (MA students and PhD candidates) is planned.

Conference website: https://balticasianstudies.wordpress.com/

Important Dates

May, 2015
Dispatching of the First Circular, Call for Panels and Papers
31st October, 2015
Deadline for submitting panel proposals
30th November, 2015
Deadline for submitting abstracts for individual papers and poster presentations; the selected panels to be made public
15th January, 2016
Selection of individual papers and poster presentations completed and feedback sent to the authors
31st January, 2016
Formation of panels and section themes completed; dispatching of the Second Circular to all presenters
29th February, 2016
The final Conference program completed; dispatching of the Third Circular with program and conference information to all participants
7–9th April, 2016
The Second Baltic Alliance for Asian Studies (BAAS) Conference in Tartu

Download this call for apers as a Word file file.


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