Latvian Society for the Study of Religion 2nd International Scientific Conference

BETWEEN EAST AND WEST: Youth, Religion and Politics

16-17 October, 2014 Riga, Latvia


The Latvian Society for the Study of Religions in cooperation with the University of Latvia and Daugavpils University announces the international scientific conference "Between East and West: Youth, Religion and Politics". We welcome both junior and senior scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines and fields which highlight interconnection between youth, religion and politics. Papers could include different epistemologies, varying theoretical backgrounds, qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and a wide range of empirical data.

Suggestions for contributions include but are not limited to:

- Theoretical and methodological issues relating to intersections between religious studies and youth studies - Role of religion in shaping political understandings of youth - Religiously inspired political activity of young people - Sacralisation of the youth cultures - Youth and religiosity - Youth in searching for new models of religion - Dynamics of religious radicalization/universalization of young people - "Youth religion" as a distinct religious consciousness - Political discourses of "youth religion"

Presentation should last 20 minutes with 10 minutes for discussion. Papers are invited in English.

Important dates: Submission of proposals -June 1, 2014 Notification of acceptance -June 15, 2014 Publication of the program - September 15, 2014

If you have questions concerning the academic program or the general organization of the conference, please contact the Latvian Society for the Study of Religions by mail: