اتحاىيه بين المللي دانش های مردم شناسی و قوم شناسی برای برگزاری کنفرانسی با عنوان «در جستجوی خدا: بیان فرهنگی رابطه مؤمن با خدا» فراخوان مقاله داده است. این کنفرانس از تاریخ 10 تا 12 آگوست در کراکف لهستان برگزار خواهد شد. متقاضیان تا 15 ماه مارس برای ارسال چکیده فرصت دارند.
I U A E S
(International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences)
Commission on the Middle East
Krakow, August 10-12, 2017
Seeking God: The Cultural Expression of the Believer’s Relationship to the Divine
In the Middle East, religious practice is often integrated with community, kinship, neighborhood, and settlement organization and interaction. Ethnographers have much to offer in the investigation of how religious beliefs, ideas, and practices are developed, disseminated, and modified. For example, they can elucidate how individuals see the connections among themselves, the sacred, and religious groups and practices. Through working at the community and group level, anthropologists can also uncover the personal attitudes, beliefs, social interactions, and aspirations related to religion, the world, and individual and group identity. By drawing on fieldwork, participant observation, interviewing, and/or discussion with religious actors, they can illuminate how people think about God and religion and how they carry out rituals and practices related to their spiritual understandings and their hopes for delivery from problems.
We are seeking conference papers that explore the nature of Middle East people’s efforts to cultivate a meaningful relationship with God. Papers that focus on religious practices and piety among members of any of the faith groups of the Middle East will be considered. In this special session, close observation and interaction among individuals and groups as they approach the divine, religion, and spirituality will be topical.
Please send an abstract of your paper to Kim Shively at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2017.