Call for Papers: Religion and Technology in an era of Rapid Digital and Climate Change




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International Conference: Religion and Technology in an era of Rapid Digital and Climate Change (RaTiRDaCC 2023)


Organized by: RWTH Aachen University (Germany) and IIT Madras (India)

Date: November 21-23, 2023

Place: IIT Madras, INDIA

Call for Papers

Papers are invited (from early researchers, post-doctoral scholars, Faculty and practitioners), for an International Conference to be held from November 21 to 23, 2023 at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. This conference aims to discuss the interplay and adaptation strategies in, and between, the realms of religion and technology in an age of tremendous transformations. Among the transformations, we particularly wish to emphasize the rapid developments with regard to the digital world and the climate, and the considerable global changes and challenges they have produced. We think of ‘religion’ in this context as a key source for value-based solutions, and of ‘technology’ as a specific approach to the world. We regard religion and technology as mirror image twins and thus envisage projects on the changing forms of impacts through both of them.

To submit a paper proposal, please send the following information on a single-sided document in English, before 29 April 2023 to
• A provisional Title and the Theme Number it would fit under (nos. 1 to 5 – see above)
• Full name and academic post/institutional affiliation of the author/s
• Full postal and email-addresses
• An outline of about 400 words, highlighting the relevance of the paper to the conference themes, or other forms of interaction between technology and religion, and the main contribution/argument of the proposed paper
• 5-10 keys words

Information about the acceptance of a paper will be given in May 2023 together with guidelines for the paper and its presentation and the Registration fee payment mode. [A nominal registration fee of Rs.500 (15 USD for international participants) is payable]. Complete papers must be received by 25 August 2023. Papers (along with session schedule), will be made available for pre-reading to registered participants. Some of the papers presented at the
Conference will be chosen for further expansion and inclusion in a special issue of a relevant journal of high international standing, or in an Edited Volume. (Presentation of paper in the Conference does not automatically guarantee publication).

Most of the outstation speakers will be provided accommodation from 20th November to the evening of 24th November 2023 in the IITM Guest House at a nominal cost of Rs 500 to 1000 per night depending on the size and occupancy (single/double) of the room. Participants who are unable to travel can participate online. Travel or other forms of financial assistance, if any, will be announced if adequate funds are raised.

Deadline for submission of Abstracts - April 29 2023
Intimation about selected Abstracts - May 10
Deadline for submission of first Drafts - Aug 25
Conference: Nov 21 - 23, 2023
Intimation about Papers selected for Publication – Dec 3 2023
Resubmission of the selected Papers [for Peer Review] - Jan 10 2024

For more information please download the announcement flyer here!