Special Issue of Secularism and Nonreligion

Call for Submissions: Special ISHASH Issue of Secularism and Nonreligion

Dear Colleagues,

At our conference in June, attendees agreed that the next logical step in the development of the International Society for Historians of Atheism, Secularism, and Humanism was to pursue a publication. A number of options were considered and mooted. Further exploration of the project has led the directors to agree that our best course of action is to pursue the publication of a history-specific, ISHASH issue of the Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network’s journal Secularism and Nonreligion. To that end, we are now accepting article proposal abstracts as a first step in getting our special issue off the ground. While first priority will be given to submissions from participants at the inaugural conference, we welcome contributions from all members of ISHASH and all scholars working on the history of atheism, secularism, and humanism. The purpose of this initial canvas for proposals is to ensure that we have sufficient material to produce a complete journal issue.

While the thematic focus of the ISHASH issue will be the historical study of atheism, secularism, and humanism, broadly conceived – there are no temporal or geographical boundaries to what we will consider – we encourage contributors to highlight the conceptual, methodological, and explanatory value that historians bring to the academic study of secularism and nonreligion. S&N is a multi-disciplinary journal, so in addition to publicizing the excellent work of ISHASH-affiliated scholars, we want to use this platform to engage non-historians and advertise the value of thinking historically about the process of secularization, the lived experience of nonreligion and secularity, and the development of ethical and theoretical objections to religion.

Please submit proposal abstracts to ishashspecial.issue@gmail.com by November 20, 2016.

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