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. 

Call for proposals

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

The call for paper and panel proposals is now open.  All proposals will be submitted through Microsoft CMT.  Please submit your talk abstracts here. The third party ID requested during the CMT registration process are optional.

The call for both individual papers and panel proposals will close January 31st, 2024. Panel abstracts can be up to 500 words while individual abstracts should be between 150 and 200 words.  

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by February 29th, 2024. 

Graduate Student/Early Career Awards:
The IACESR will be offering a limited number of scholarships to cover registration and offset travel costs for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars (within 5 years of PhD). Please indicate on your submission that you wish to be considered for one of these awards.


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.

Further Information

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

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

For questions about payment, please contact Jonathan Morgan.