3rd International Conference ComSymbol – Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, 9-10 November 2016

The 3rd International Conference ComSymbol aims to explore the transformations induced by the digital technology in the relationship between religions and more or less secular societies, and to examine how the digital humanities took over these rapports.

The objective of this conference is to provide answers to two major issues:

1.    How religions being conquered by digital technologies are expanding and renewing their community life experiences and their social networks by generating new symbols and signifiers whose rapid spread in the public sphere is based on the development of innovative forms of production of science and knowledge circulation?

2.    How scholars, communication professionals, social activists, journalists, political, industrial and economic stakeholders are involved in the social transformation that accompanies the keen interest of religions for digital technologies and how to understand these distinct but interrelated changes?

In order to reach this goal, the conference is open to multiple perspectives approaches without setting up certain limitations:

  • Digital media coverage of religion
  • Religious journalism and digital turn
  • Digital marketing and religion
  • Secular education, religion and digital technologies
  • Digital social networks, religions and spiritualities
  • Digital technologies and freedom of faith
  • Digital games and Religion
  • Digital and religious ritual show
  • Representations of religion on digital platforms
  • Digital spaces of religious deliberations
  • Secularity (laïcité), digital technologies and fundamentalism
  • Digital religions in statistics
  • Religious Aesthetics and digital forms
  • Ethics, vulnerability and digital media coverage of religion
  • Digital Reproduction and religion
  • Digital media and secularity (laïcité)
  • New media, diaspora and religious identities
  • Religious communities and digital networks
  • Religious conflicts and uses of digital technologies
  • Authority and legitimacy in digital religious spaces
  • Symbolic of secularity on social networks
  • Handicap, digital technologies and religious organizations
  • Policies by digital religion and religions by the digital policy
  • Religious practices online and offline
  • Digital religious objects studied in the social sciences and humanities
  • Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of digital religion

The conference is open to scholars regardless of their discipline as well as to specialists on digital technologies.

More information : https://comsymbol2016.wordpress.com/