Postsecularism in Europe: Trends and Regional Differentiation

11th Meeting of European Geographers of Religion: International Colloquia on the Changing Religious Landscape of Europe

The organizers have the honor of inviting you to join the 11th Meeting of European Geographers of Religion: International Colloquia on the Changing Religious Landscape of Europe that is held in the heart of Europe, the historical city of Prague, Czechia, on June 27–28, 2019.

The conference is organized by members of the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science, Charles University, supported by the project of the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic no. 1708370S “Post-Secularism in Czechia: Trends and Regional Differentiation”, under the auspices of the president of the Czech Geographical Society and vice dean of the Faculty of Science, Charles University.

Conference Themes

The conference topics will focus on the development of religious landscape in Europe with particular emphasis on the new trends related to postsecularism. Both the theoretical and applied contributions from the geography of religion and related disciplines such as sociology of religion, religious studies, cultural geography etc. are welcome.

Registration & Fees

The registration for the conference in the form of the name, affiliation, address, status (student/researcher), the title of presentation and abstract (max. 200 words) is to be sent to email tomas.havlicek@natur.cuni.cz due to April 15, 2019. Attendance without presentation is also possible, however, there will be no poster session. All participants and attendees are obliged to pay the registration fee which is 1000 CZK (40 EUR) for researchers and 500 CZK (20 EUR) for students. Payment is accepted only in cash during registration at the conference venue.

Preliminary Program

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Registration, Opening, Thematic Sessions, Conference Dinner

Friday, June 28, 2019
Registration, Thematic Sessions, Half Day Excursion

Excursion

The detailed information of the excursion “Alternative religious spaces in Prague” will soon be specified.

Contact

Should you need further information, please contact Tomáš Havlíček (tomas.havlicek@natur.cuni.cz).

Organizers

The 11th Meeting of European Geographers of Religion is held under the auspices of:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pavel Chromý, president / Czech Geographical Society
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Martin Ouředníček, vice dean / Faculty of Science, Charles University
Prof. Dr. Dagmar Dzúrová, head of the department / Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science, Charles University

Local organizing committee

Tomáš Havlíček, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science, Charles University
Kamila Klingorová, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science, Charles University
Zdeněk Vojtíšek, Department of Religious Studies, Hussite Theological Faculty, Charles University

Boarding

The organizers provide small refreshment during the coffee breaks and a small buffet at the conference dinner. If you have any diet restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible via email.

Venue & How to Get There

The conference will take place in the main building of the Faculty of Science, Charles University. The address of the conference location is Charles University, Faculty of Science, Albertov 6, 128 43, Praha 2, Czechia (see map).

There are many options on how to reach the conference venue from the Václav Havel Airport Prague by public transport. However, we recommend taking the bus line 100 (direction Zličín) to the underground station Zličín. From there take the underground line B (yellow; direction Černý Most) and go to the station Karlovo náměstí (exit in direction Palackého náměstí). There you can use the tram 7 to the stop Albertov. For further information check the Prague public transport system: http://www.dpp.cz/en. Here you can also find the information on schedules and fares: http://www.dpp.cz/en/fares-in-prague/.

Prague

Prague, the capital of Czechia, is a most valuable historical city reserve. In 1992, the historical core of the city covering 866 hectares was listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Register. Prague represents a unique collection of historical monuments dominated by the Prague Castle which towers high above the city. It is a display of all artistic styles and movements. The historical core of the city is situated on both banks of the Vltava river and consists of 6 parts – formerly independent urban units unified in the 18th century: Staré Město (Old Town), Josefov (the preserved part of the former Jewish Town – today a part of the Old Town), Nové Město (New Town), Malá Strana (Lesser Town), Hradčany and Vyšehrad. Naturally, most of the historical monuments, museums and galleries are concentrated right there (source and more information on http://www.prague.eu/en).

Charles University

The University in Prague was founded by a charter issued on 7 April 1348 by Charles IV, King of Bohemia and King of the Romans, as the first Studium generale north of the Alps and east of Paris. Charles University is thus one of the oldest European universities. It was modeled on the universities in Bologna and Paris, and within a very short time, it achieved international renown that it possesses until today. It has 17 faculties with Faculty of Science being one of them. Faculty of Science has celebrated 90th anniversary in 2010. The Faculty of Science is located in the Nové Město (New Town) district of Prague at the Albertov Campus (source and more information on http://www.cuni.cz/UKEN-1.html; https://www.natur.cuni.cz/eng).

Conference Instructions

Language: The conference is held in English.

Presenters: have to arrive at the appropriate room five minutes before the session is due to start; upload their presentations onto the PC (LCD projector and PC with MS Powerpoint will be available); introduce themselves to other presenters and the chair; provide the chair with some of their biographical details for use in introducing. There will be at least 15 minutes reserved for every individual presentation in each session plus 5 minutes of discussion. However, the chair tells you at the beginning of the session how long your presentation can last.

The Chair: has to be very strict in terms of time management so that each presenter has an equal amount of time. The chair must ensure there will be at least 15 minutes reserved for every individual presentation. Discussion for about 5-10 minutes after each presentation is recommended. During your presentation, the session chair will help you with time management using cards indicating that your time allocation is coming to an end.