Jan 30, 2018

CALL FOR POSTERS - ICSA 2018 Annual Conference, Philadelphia


The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is conducting its 2018 Annual International Conference with Info-Secte/Info-Cult of Montreal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 5-7, 2018 (preconference workshops on Wednesday July 4th). The conference theme is the global challenge of young people born, raised or recruited into extremist groups, abusive religious organizations, or coercive/exploitative relationships. The conference committee is especially interested in considering poster sessions from students.

Please submit your research, including research in progress, and be part of a growing and exciting international community of researchers in the field of cultic studies, religious studies, and sectarianism, undue influence, and new religious movements.

Your poster can focus on one or more of the many areas in this diverse and emerging field including, but not limited to:

  • social psychology or sociology of influence
  • study of harm or treatment of victims
  • history, anthropology, and culture of cults or sects
  • demographic studies on the prevalence of new religious or other movements
  • policy and political science of cultic groups
  • individual subjectivity, agency, and creativity in cultural groups
  • Boundaries between the individual and society in group and other contexts.

Your proposal should consist of an abstract of 300 words or less. We also welcome group research project submissions. We also need a short biographical sketch. If you already have one on our people profile page, let us know if it is okay or needs changing. If we do not have a bio, please send one. Send your proposal to mail@icsamail.com.

In a poster session, one explains one’s paper on a poster placed on an easel or a table or a wall. Typically, the poster presenters will pin or tape pages (e.g., an abstract with a large font) from their paper. You should also have either copies of your paper to hand out or a business card attendees can use to e-mail a request that you send them a copy of your paper. Attendees pass through the poster area, examining the posters and speaking with authors individually. In a poster presentation, one does not formally present to a group; however, one has an opportunity for quality interactions and followup with those who are most interested in your work. ICSA will contact poster presenters about logistical details as the conference draws near.

ICSA is NOT accepting proposals for speaking, only for posters. The deadline for speaking proposals is long past.

Deadline for abstracts and bio information: May 1, 2018

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