CFP: Death, Dying and Disposal 13

Death, Dying and Disposal 13 Ritual, Religion and Magic Conference 6th-10th September 2017 University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK  In popular western culture the number 13 is often unlucky, evoking superstition, or witches. Yet there were 13 members of the last supper, Friday the 13 is lucky in Italy and in Judaism it is the…

More Evil and Wickedness for 2014

[CFP] 15th Global Conference: Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness Saturday 22nd March – Monday 24th March 2014 Prague, Czech Republic Call for Presentations This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding evil and human wickedness. In wrestling with evil(s) we are confronted with a multi-layered phenomenon which invites people from…

Little Horrors

Call for Chapters Following on my work on witchcraft accusations against children, I’ve teamed up with Simon Bacon to work on an anthology exploring the many issues surrounding children/childhood and conceptualisations of monstrosity and evil. We’re particularly keen to open up a wide-ranging debate from cinema to the criminal courts. If you’ve got an idea,…

CFP: Esotericism and Health

Call for Papers ESSWE 4: Western Esotericism and Health Datum: June 26, 2013 -to- June 29, 2013 Call for Papers: ESSWE4 – The Fourth International Conference of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism Western Esotericism and Health 26-29 June 2013, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Issues relating to health (understood in a broad…

Goth Tech Conference CFP

CFP: International Gothic Association Biennial Conference 2013 Gothic Technologies/Gothic Techniques Biennial Conference of the International Gothic AssociationAugust 5 – 8, 2013University of Surrey, United Kingdom Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck College, University of London), Professor Fred Botting (Kingston University), other Keynotes TBA Recent Gothic studies have foregrounded a plethora of technologies associated with…