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Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries. The list will be used as a forum for professional exchange and development in the fields of theological and philosophical librarianship.

We wish to use this list to debate new findings and theories in the academic study of magic. We will use the list to publicise events, research and CFPs in the field.

A list for researchers, practitioners and educationalists involved with the bereavement care process.

The BISA Working Group on the International Studies of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Asia (ISMMEA) aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum in which to bring a diverse range of scholars and practitioners together

This list has been retained 29/09/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact for all enquiries regarding this list The UK Canon and Ecclesiastical Law mailing list is for the discussion of academic topics related principally to Anglican and Roman Catholic canon and ecclesiastical law.

A network for chaplains, educationalists and researchers to share information on education, training and research requirements and provision.

To enable researhers to net work and keep the conversation alive

Academic discussion of the relationship between urban change and religion. Key themes: geographies of secularisation and the 'post-secular'; Significance of 'faith-based organisations' in urban planning and policy; Significance of religion for urban politics and urban social cohesion.

The cog-sci-rel-l mailing list serves the interdisciplinary community of scholars researching the cognitive science of religion.

This list will be used by conservators to consider spiritual and ethical considerations when conserving diverse cultural artefacts buildings and interiors

This is a network for healthcare chaplains engaged in researching their practice in the Yorkshire and Humber region

This list has been retained 01/06/2012 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list This list is used by the Cultures of Political Counsel Project to make announcements to members about strategy, events and publications.

A list for researchers in any aspect of the western monastic tradition from late antiquity looking forward in time, with the aim of fostering exchanges across the research community.

This list provides a forum for people to explore issues relating to the spirituality and theology of disability. It is aimed at people with disabilities, practitioners and researchers with an interest in this area.

Embodiment is the bodily aspect of subjectivity. It underpins emotion, language, thought and social interaction.

To provide an interdisciplinary, supportive and easily accessible network for individuals actively involved/interested in the study of 'extraordinary' experiences (such as religious, spiritual, 'anomalous' experiences, etc.).

Discussion list on faith-based social change issues. The list is open to both academic perspectives and grass-roots voices.

This jisc list will draw upon the academic discussions and networks that are developed during a one day symposium hosted by the University of Derby on Faith and Feminism on 28th May 2015. The list will bring-together diverse feminists to compare their feminisms and propose templates for campus activities.

This list aims to provide a forum for the discussion of gender in all matters related to the study and practice of religion. It is sponsored by the Gender and Religion Research Centre, based in the Dept of the Study of Religions at the SOAS and is open to those who have an interest in this area of research.

This group provides a forum for the discussion of geographies of religions, beliefs, faith and spirituality. Discussions focus on research, teaching and associated issues of relevance to the intersection of faith and spirituality with place and community.

For discussions, questions and news on ivory sculpture from the Gothic period

The History of Women Religious mailing list is used for the discussion of all topics relevant to the study of women religious of Britain and Ireland. It also aims to provide information on all up-coming conferences and seminars of interest.

This list is for scholars researching religion and gender and linked to the International Association for the study of Religion & Gender

A list to serve the interests of the growing academic and practicing klezmer community in the UK

A list for the interdisciplinary study of the Late Roman Empire and Mediterranean world in late antiquity. Contributions are welcome from all fields of Late Antique Studies.

LITURGY is intended as a discussion on all aspects of the academic study of Christian liturgy. The list does not confine itself to any single historical period, geographical area or denomination. Contributions are therefore welcome from scholars in all fields of theology or history.

This academic mailing list is dedicated to circulating information related to the field of medieval Dominican studies, or information of interest to those studying medieval Dominicans (e.g. related to mendicants, preaching, etc.). Announcements might include calls for papers, notices of conferences, lectures, seminars, events, new books and so on. The mailing list could also be a forum for questions and discussion pertinent to the field, although if this proves very popular then the list might be divided into two lists, Announcements and Discussion.

This list provides a forum for discussions related to religious life and thought in Europe from late antiquity to the early modern period (inclusive). Postings regarding bibliographical matters and new publications are also valued. Subscribers are urged to share their expertise with others.

This list is used by medievalists working IN Scotland (not necessarily ON Scotland) for networking: looking for potential collaborators for research; planning, announcing or advertising conferences, workshops, events, publication opportunities, jobs, studentships, post-docs, grants etc.

Discussion list for Medieval English Theatre

A discussion list for scholars working in the field of millennialism/ apocalypse studies. It is moderated by the Centre for Millennialism Studies, Liverpool Hope University, UK.

This list is intended for people interested in the material dimensions of missionary encounters, and particularly the ways these have shaped the development of museum collections. It should also be of interest to people interested in the commemoration of the missionary past through a range of heritage processes, from monuments to reconciliation ceremonies and reenactments.

This list is for those in the UK who are active in research, education, and practice on the interface of psychology and religion. Its purpose is to share ideas, discuss potential collaboration, announce events and forthcoming publications, distribute calls for papers, seek advice, and generally keep up-to-date with new ideas.

A group convened through the British and Irish Association for Practical Theology (, which brings together academics, research students and researching professionals in the field of pastoral care, practical theology and Christian social ethics. This group aims to facilitate networking amongst BIAPT members interested in developing issues in public theology, or the interaction between faith traditions and social policy, political economy and civil society.

This list is for Quaker Chaplains/Student Welcomers/Advisors and anyone interested in the role of Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) in supporting staff and students in the HE community.

Its purpose is to link researchers interested in the topic of religion and politics in various national and international contexts.

This list is intended for those interested in research into religion and popular music.

The Religious Archives Group is an informal group of archivists, librarians and others. The main focus is the administration and care of religious archives in the UK. The Group holds an annual conference.

A discussion list for practitioners teaching Religious Studies in HE institutions. The main focus of this list is the discussion of emotionality in the Religious Studies classroom, and ways in which practitioners can deal with this issue, both in terms of theoutcomes they might want for their students, andalso in terms of their own well being.

This list has been retained 01/06/2012 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list Discussion list for SAALG.

The list is concerned with the archaeology and art history of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan). It will give information about conferences and publications, provide a vehicle for swapping information with each other, and be a forum for friendly debate.

Low volume information mailing list for activities of the Scottish Centre for Himalayan Research

This list has been retained 04/09/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact for all enquiries regarding this list THIS E-MAIL LIST IS FOR THE USE OF THE SCOTTISH E-LEARNING SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP AND IT IS FOR THE USE OF SCOTTISH ACADEMICS IN PHILOSOPHY, THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

SOCREL is a discussion and news list devoted to Sociology of Religion and is primarily for academics working in the field in (or about) the UK. The list grew out of discussions in the sociology of religion group of the British Sociological Association. Please Note Only members of SocRel are able to freely post messages through this email list. If you are not a member of SocRel but have an important announcement to distribute, please forward your message to Carl Morris ( for vetting and distribution. It is only possible to post messages using an email account that is registered as part of SocRel membership. If you encounter problems posting a message, then please contact Carl Morris (

This list is used by the Health and Spirituality Centre at Staffordshire University to make announcements to further and Higher education and the research community about strategy, programmes, publications, conferences and projects.

The Centre for Spirituality Studies at the University of Hull aims to promote interdisciplinary research and scholarship developing a critical understanding of spirituality.

The network supports research collaboration on the role of religion in Scottish history, culture and society.

This list supports a community of UK academics who formed in 2010 to develop resources and support for lecturers around the teaching of anomalistic psychology and parapsychology.

This is the supporting email list for the UK Research Network for Theology, Religion and Popular Culture. Established in 2005, this is a forum for those involved in advanced research in this field in universities and faith-based HE providers.

List for the discussion of all aspects of ‘Holy’ Wells, and related water veneration, including their definition, architecture, distribution, history, folklore, archaeology, etymology and hydrology.


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