Meanwhile, In Europe

On December 5, 2016 the Foundation for religious sciences (FSCIRE) launched a “network of networks” among the European institutions that work in the field of religious sciences: the European Academy of Religion.
The launching event was held under the High Patronage of the European Parliament, the Patronage of the Italian Minister for Education University and Research and the University of Bologna, at the presence of a great number of scholars and representatives of associations, societies, research centers, scientific journals, publishers and media working in the different disciplines related to religion: e.g. Anthropology, Archeology, Art, Biblical Studies, Canon Law, Cultural Heritage, Digital Studies, Education, Ethic, Exegesis, Gender Studies, History, International Relations, Islam, Judaism, Law, Linguistics, Media, Movie, Musicology, Music, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Politology, Psychology, Sociology, Talmus, and so on (You can find more informations about the initiative at the following this link:

Before the very “first” conference of the European Academy of Religion to be held in March 2018 (which is supposed to continue in the following years at the same date) FSCIRE is now organizing, on behalf of the Academy, the Ex Nihilo Zero Conference, which will be held in Bologna from Sunday, June 18 to Thursday, June 22, 2017. Scholars, societies and research groups are invited to participate to the conference by presenting individual papers and/or organizing one or more panels with speakers of their choice, in order to present themselves, their current researches and activities.
The registrations are open. On the European Academy of Religion website ( You will find the forms to be sent to by Friday, March 31, 2017. The proposals already received will be soon available online. 
Alberto Melloni