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New Film - "Spiorad na Samhna / Spirit of Samhain"


I would appreciate it if you would inform your members about following bi-lingual film. It can be embedded on any website.

Spiorad na Samhna -- Spirit of Samhain

Film traces origins of Ireland's biggest Halloween Carnival in Derry back to troubled years of 1980s.

It also traces origins of Halloween itself to the Celtic festival of Samhain. Dr. Jenny Butler from the Folklore Department of University College, Cork narrates this.

"Religious and Political Transformations in Muslim Societies" — Interdisciplinary International Conference, Queen's University, March 2015



Keynote Speakers: Prof. Asef Bayat & Abdolkarim Soroush

Interdisciplinary International Conference
13-14 March 2015

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Chasing Down Religion — A new volume by Equinox Publications

Equinox is pleased to announce the publication of

Chasing Down Religion: In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences
Edited by Panayotis Pachis and Donald Wiebe
PB 9781781792070
£25/ $35, 584pp

In Memoriam - CSSR Member Moshe Amon

I am writing to email contacts of my friend, Moshe Amon, to inform them of his death at home on November 5. Attached is a copy of the obituary notice to be run in the Vancouver Sun. There is one more article to go up on his website as soon as I can finish proofreading. It is intended to keep the site alive for a couple of years, partly in the hope that there may be commenters to fill in more details of Moshe's eventful life.

New Equinox publication and discount

Equinox is pleased to announce the publication of

Everyday Humanism
Edited by Dale McGowan and Anthony Pinn

PB US$29.95

Invitation to participate in project – Canadian Muslims Online

Dear Colleagues,

We are engaged in an academic (SSHRC funded) research project entitled “New Muslim Public Spheres in the Digital Age: Identity, Community, Diversity and Authority in Canada”

Part of the project is an Online Survey that seeks to find out how Muslims living in Canada use the Internet and digital technologies and what is their impact on their lives.

We are pleased to announce that our Online Survey on Canadian Muslims Online is now live (French and English).

New Equinox publication — Overturning the Conventional Wisdom about Cult Members, James R. Lewis

Equinox is pleased to announce the publication of

Sects & Stats
Overturning the Conventional Wisdom about Cult Members
James R. Lewis, University of Tromsø

hb 9781781791073 $99.95
pb 9781781791080 $29.95

The book has an important contribution to make to the study of NRMs.
Helen A. Berger, Brandeis University

First Issue and CFP — Journal of Cognitive Historiography

The editors of the journal and Equinox Publishing Ltd are delighted to announce the first issue of Journal of Cognitive Historiography

For information on subscribing and contributing visit

Senior Editors:
Esther Eidinow, University of Nottingham
Luther H. Martin, University of Vermont

Managing Editor:
Lee McCorkle, Masaryk University

Assistant Professor in Sexuality Studies — Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga

Assistant Professor in Sexuality Studies
Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga

The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sexuality Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2015.

More details here

IAHR 2015 Extension (note from CSSR President, Ruby Ramji)

Dear CSSR Members and Friends,

As the CSSR is a member association of the International Association for the History of Religion (IAHR), I hope you find this information useful to you academically, and that you plan to submit a proposal for their upcoming meeting.


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