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    August 2015 Conference


    The ISSRNC & REDO will have a panel on  "When Rocks and Plants are Persons: Ritual Innovation and a Reassessment of “Animism” (PDF) at the International Association for the History of Religions XXI World Congress in Erfurt, Germany from August 23-29, 2015. 

    The Congress theme is “Dynamics of Religion: Past and Present.” ISSRNC members will be participating.

    Please contact Sarah Pike for more information.

    January 2016 Conference

    Religion, Science and the Future

    A Conference Sponsored by the

    The International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture

    Celebrating its 10th Anniversary

    14 – 17 January 2016
    The University of Florida
    Gainesville Florida


    The response to the initial Call for Paper deadline yielded many excellent proposals from around the world, generated a lot of interest, and many and continued requests for extensions.  To accommodate these requests the ISSRNC board has approved an extension of the submissions deadline to 10 September 2015. The CFP has been translated into Portuguese and an abridged version is newly available in French.


    CENHSThe ISSRNC is proud to announce it's affiliation and partnership with Rice University's Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences. Please visit their website for information on this newest part of Rice University's landmark Energy and Environmental Initiative.
    Avatar and Nature SpiritualityWe are excited to announce that Bron Taylor’s latest book,
    Avatar and Nature Spirituality, has been published. It provocatively analyzes James Cameron’s controversial film from a variety of disciplinary and geographic perspectives.
    Avatar and Nature SpiritualityBron Taylor’s Dark Green Religion: Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future, which was published in 2010, has received highly positive reviews and has been widely adopted for classroom use in the USA and abroad.

    For further information about these books and additional publications and presentations, see