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Call for Paper

Publication Name

Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion



Publication Date

30 November - 1 December 2023

Submission Deadline

1 September 2023

We accept papers on any topic related to the study of religion. The AASR encourages postgraduate students to present at the conference. We hope to arrange a selection of thematic panels and are particularly interested in receiving paper submissions on the following themes:

·      Lived nonreligion and/or atheism;

·      Contemporary spiritualities;

·      Religious and spiritual harm;

·      Youth and religion, or religious education;

·      Nature and multispecies approaches to the study of religion and spirituality.

Open Call for Papers – Due 1st September

We welcome papers on any topic related to the study of religion for our open sessions. Please submit your proposal using the form below. You will need to provide a title, and an abstract of 150 words.

Panel Presentations – Due 18th August

Would you like to organise a themed panel for the conference? We have a limited number of themed panel slots of 1.5 hours in the program. Panel proposals can be focused on any theme (including method or theory) in the study of religion. For panel proposals we require: an abstract of 250 words describing the theme/focus of the panel, the names of panel presenters, and a title for each talk where relevant. Proposals are to be sent to

The organising committee is open to non-traditional panel formats, please get in touch to discuss.


  • All presenters will need to be members of the AASR by the time of the conference. AASR membership runs from 1st November for the following calendar year. We recommend taking out or renewing your membership between 1st – 25th November.

  • Current members of NZASR do not require AASR membership to present.

  • This is primarily an in-person conference. We have limited capacity for hybrid panels and zoom presentations. Please get in touch with the organising committee ( to discuss if you require this.