Conferences

8th biennial meeting of the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion 2022

We are very happy to announce that the 8th biennial meeting of the International Association for the Cognitive and Evolutionary Sciences of Religion will take place in Aarhus, Denmark, on the 19th to the 21st of September 2022. This is immediately prior to the Cultural Evolution Society Conference 2022, which will also be taking place in Aarhus, from 21st to the 23rd of September 2022.

We are excited to offer an excellent line-up of keynote speakers, events, and support in the form of student travel We are excited to offer an excellent line-up of keynote speakers, events, and support in the form of student travel awards. Details will be announced as they become available. 

We hope to be able to meet in person, but we plan to make passive Zoom available throughout the conference and aim to host several sessions with fuller on-site/off-site interaction for those unable to travel.

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). These scholarships will be funded by the John J. McGraw award and the John Templeton Foundation. More details will be forthcoming.


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 panel proposals will close on January 31st, 2022. Panel abstracts can be up to 500 words.

The call for individual paper proposals will close on January 31st, 2022. Individual abstracts should be between 150 and 200 words.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by February 28th, 2022.

Conference paper submissions are being processed through EasyChair. If you do not already have an account, you will need to create one to submit an abstract.

Please submit your talk abstracts here.


Registration

Registration fees are paid through PayPal.

Members $40 (USD) Please Register Here (if you are a paid member, please make sure you are logged in before clicking this link)
Non-members $80 (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 submissions and conference structure, please get in touch with Claire White or Jonathan Lanman.

For technical issues concerning the submission process, please contact Joseph Watts.

For questions about payment, please contact Jonathan Morgan.