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January 2012

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Call for Proposals

This Group invites submissions addressing:

  • Links between indigenous religious traditions and "place," including tensions over access and management of places (e.g., tourism, ceremony, pilgrimage)
  • Ecological perspectives, including views on climate change
  • Animals and other beings in indigenous religious traditions, including their categorization
  • For a possible cosponsored session with the Latina/o Religion, Culture, and Society Group, we invite papers on the role of religion in indigenous movements for social change and justice, both historic and contemporary
  • For a possible cosponsored session with the Contemporary Pagan Studies Group, we invite papers on the intersection of contemporary indigenous traditions and paganism related to indigeneity, authenticity, and legitimacy.


This Group focuses on theoretical, methodological, and conceptual issues in the study of indigenous religious traditions the world over. Though particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of indigenous religion, we are primarily grounded in the “history of religions” approach as it concerns phenomenological and historical analysis of indigenous traditions. The Group is also concerned with the interface of indigenous religious traditions and modernity, colonial and postcolonial conditions, and local and global forces that shape the practice of indigenous traditions.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to Chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection.


Suzanne Owen
Leeds Trinity
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Jace Weaver
University of Georgia
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Method of Submission


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