updated April 1, 2020

Dear all,

We hope you are all well and managing in these increasingly difficult times.

We regret to inform you that, given the ongoing and worsening pandemic, the IACSR conference in August has now been cancelled.

The Executive Committee will be considering when/where the next conference will take place and how we might proceed with holding an IACSR business meeting and election. We will be in touch with details of any arrangements as soon as we can.

Best wishes to you and your loved ones.

Jon Lanman, on behalf of the IACSR 2020 Conference Committee

8th biennial meeting of the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion 2020

We are very happy to announce that the 8th biennial meeting of the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion will take place in Dunedin, New Zealand, on the 22nd and 23rd of August, 2020.  This is immediately prior to the 22nd Quinquennial World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), which will also be taking place in Dunedin, from 23-29 August, 2020.

We are excited to offer an excellent line-up of keynote speakers, events, and support in the form of student travel awards.

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Tanya Luhrmann, Stanford University
Prof. Jesse Bering, University of Otago

Student awards:
The IACSR will be offering a limited number of scholarships to cover registration and offset travel costs for students.  More details will be forthcoming.

Registration Fees:
Members $40
Non-members $80

Call for proposals

The Cognitive Science of Religion is an interdisciplinary research area. We therefore encourage empirical and theoretical papers representing the current state-of-the-art research on religion and cognition from all areas of the humanities, social, and natural sciences.

The window for paper submissions has now closed.

Registration will be available shortly.