Resilience can be considered as the ability to counteract or absorb a process of transformation. It is also characterized by a capacity to endure changes without having to adapt permanently, an ability to find what best suits new environmental conditions; and an awareness of how to cope with a crisis. In this sense, religion – whether in its institutionalized forms or just as a simple belief in any relationship with a super-human agency – represents a powerful tool for reacting to difficult situations and establishing a relationship with the sacred thanks to the interaction between spirituality, mindfulness, empathy and the emotions.
“Stand on the marble bridge, cast your eye, if you are not dazzled, on its river glowing as with fire, then follow the graceful curve of the palaces on the lung’Arno till the arch is naved by the massy dungeon-tower (erroneously called Ugolino’s,) forming in dark relief, and tell me if any thing can surpass a sunset in Pisa”
In the interest of the health and safety of the participants, in light of the challenges brought about by the COVID19 pandemic, the event will be organised in a hybrid form and streamed online, all while obeying the safety rules prescribed for larger meetings.READ MORE!
Final submission deadline
15 March 2021
Acceptance and beginning of registration
31 March 2021
Early bird conference fee
31 March 2021 to 15 June 2021
Normal conference fee
16 June 2021 to 15 August 2021
organizers and supporters
The Italian Society for the History of Religions, in cooperation with the University of Pisa, is glad and honoured to host the EASR Conference in 2021, in a Mediterranean country, in ideal continuity with the previously hosted IAHR and EASR Conferences of Rome (1990) and Messina (2009) respectively.READ MORE!
The registration fee will cover a welcome cocktail, lunches, and other bonuses (e.g. bus tickets, conference material, etc.). An optional social program will also be organized at some extra cost (final dinner, excursions, etc.). We also plan an “early bird” fee and different kinds of reduced fees in order to ensure maximum participation.READ MORE!