Important dates

Start of the registration10 Dec 2007
Early deadline for advance payments (reduced fee)30 Apr 2008
Panel proposal submission deadline31 May 2008
Registration deadline16 June 2008
Abstract submission deadline20 June 2008
Regular deadline for advance payments30 June 2008
Conference begins7 Sept 2008
Conference ends11 Sept 2008
Paper submission deadlineWill be announced (financing uncertain)

Latest news

Photographs published

We have published a few photographs from the 8th EASR conference.

The conference is over

The 8th conference of the EASR in Brno, Czech Republic is over. Thanks to all participants for their papers, discussions and for the friendly atmosphere!

Book of abstracts published

The book of abstracts has been published. In order to protect the e-mail addresses of the participants against spam search engines, the document is protected by password sent via e-mail to the conference participants.

Programme published

The programme of the conference has been published.

Patronage of the Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Czech Republic assumed patronage over the conference.


The 8th conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions will be held in Brno, Czech Republic from 7 to 11 September 2008. Its main focus is the academic study of religion itself: its theories, its methods and above all its engagement in scientific, political and cultural strategies and conflicts.

See the concept and the call for papers for a more detailed overview.

The congress has the status of a special conference of the International Association for the History of Religions, and will hold meetings of the IAHR International Committee and the IAHR Executive Committee.

Organizing institutions


If you plan to attend the conference, please register. Abstracts have to be submitted via the online registration form. You can change or complete your profile and your abstract using the registration interface at any time, up to the day of the deadline for the particular part of the application (see Important dates on the right).

Information about Brno, transportation, accommodation

See the Practical information section for maps, useful links and details about travelling and accomodation. The section will be regularly updated.