Call for Content: The Immanent Frame

The Immanent Frame has been a leading platform for groundbreaking public scholarship on secularism and religion since its founding in 2007. The past two years have seen expanded content on contemporary and global issues as demonstrated by our Exchanges, experimental projects (especially the tenth anniversary celebration “Is this all there is”), and emergent focus on teaching religion. We aim to further extend these innovations and to broaden TIF’s network of contributors and readers in ways that maintain its identity as a flagship scholarly forum.

Historically, TIF has recruited content only by invitation due to a limited editorial staff. The TIF editor and editorial associate work closely with invited authors to produce consistently high-quality scholarship. We have as a result fostered a loyal contributor and reader base that stretches across the Atlantic and English-speaking publics more broadly. In recognition of that tradition, and to intentionally widen the circle of potential contributors while maintaining our commitment to quality, we are issuing targeted calls for contributions. These calls will run for set periods of time with the expectation that selected proposals will be developed for publication within the academic calendar year. Broadening TIF in such a way is also intended to spotlight questions that have received comparatively less attention on the platform. By recruiting content from new contributors, we hope to expand our readership among a wider set of interested publics including scholars focused on public-facing work and practitioners, media, and policy audiences.

We have opened two distinct calls for content to begin this process. Whereas the Fall 2019 Call for Exchanges is for proposals on any questions related to the academic study and public understanding of secularism and religion, the Fall 2019 Call for Individual Essays seeks submissions that directly address religion and social movements around the globe.

To submit proposals for either of these open calls, complete the online submission forms found at the links below.

Fall 2019 Call for Exchanges (deadline 1 November 2019)

Fall 2019 Call for Individual Essays—Religion and social movements (deadline 1 December 2019)

Only proposals submitted through the online submission forms will be considered. Any questions regarding these calls for content can be directed to ifblog@ssrc.org.

Author: Molly Farneth

Molly Farneth is Assistant Professor of Religion at Haverford College.

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