2016 CESNUR Conference

The 2016 CESNUR Conference


Daejin University – 1007 Hoguk Road, Pocheon City, Republic of Korea
5 July – 10 July 2016

Co-organized by:
Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR)
International Society for the Study of New Religions (ISSNR)
Korean Academy of New Religions (KANR)
Department of Daesoon Theology, Daejin University



The 2016 CESNUR Conference will go to Asia for the second time, after CESNUR 2011 in Taiwan. We welcome papers especially on this year’s theme: «Religious Movements in a Globalized World: Korea, Asia, and Beyond».

As the 2014 CESNUR Conference in Waco (Texas), focused on globalization and how religious movements adapt to external and societal changes, in 2016 we plan to discuss how global is globalization, and how it affects internal changes in the movements and religious innovation. With this theme in mind, we will welcome especially papers on recently born new religious movements, new forms of religious innovation, and on religious movements in Asia and of Asian origin, particularly Korea.

Papers will also be welcome on:

  • Change in “old” new religions
  • New religious movements and the visual arts
  • Esoteric movements and innovation
  • New religions operating as global networks
  • and all those topics upon which you are currently conducting research in our usual, larger area.

Papers and sessions proposals should be submitted by E-mail before the close of business on 15 February 2016 to cesnur_to@virgilio.it, accompanied by an abstract of no more than 300 words and a CV of no more than 200 words.
Proposals may be submitted either in English or in French.