9th biennial meeting of the International Association for the Cognitive and Evolutionary Sciences of Religion 2024

We are very happy to announce that the 9th biennial meeting of the International Association for the Cognitive and Evolutionary Sciences of Religion (IACESR) will take place in Oxford, United Kingdom from 28-30 June, 2024.   

The conference will take place at Oxford Brookes University just after the Atheism Explained? Conference (26-28 June) at the Oxford Museum of Natural History and just before the Cognitive Representations in Religion conference (1 July-3 July) at St. Stephen’s House, Oxford.  

We are excited to offer an excellent line-up of keynote speakers, events, and support in the form of student/early career awards. Keynote speakers will include:

Jeremy Ginges (London School of Economics)

Neil Van Leeuwen (Georgia State University)

Jesse Preston (University of Warwick)

Manvir Singh (University of California-Davis)


The conference will begin with a reception in the afternoon/evening of Friday, 28 June and conclude by 6pm on Sunday, 30 June. A more detailed schedule will be available by the end of May.

Presentation Formats

We are in the process of notifying the outcomes of abstract submissions. Due to the quantity of high quality submissions we received for this conference presentations will include standard presentations, lightning talks and posters.

Poster guidelines and resources are available here.


Registration fees are paid through PayPal.

Members $50 (USD) Please Register Here (if you are a paid member, please make sure you are logged in before clicking this link)
Non-members $100 (USD) Please Register Here

The combined cost of an annual membership and member’s registration is lower than the non-member registration fee. Please consider becoming a paid members of the IACESR.

Recommendations for Accommodation

Many of the Colleges offer good value self-catering or BnB accommodation. You can search vacancies on Conference Oxford or University Rooms.

Linton Lodge and Cotswold Lodge offer higher-end accommodation, although the price reflects this and transit to the venue would be required.

Accommodation located in Headington tends to be cheaper and is close to the conference venue, but can lack some of the character that Oxford is known for.

The location of the conference (for the most parts) is Oxford Brookes University, Headington Rd, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BP.

Further Information

For questions about the conference content or structure, please get in touch with Jonathan Lanman.

For technical questions about the online submission process, please contact Joseph Watts.

For questions about payment, please contact Jonathan Morgan.