ESITIS Conference Istanbul 2011

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In collaboration with the Theological Faculty at Marmara University, located on the Asian side of Istanbul, the Irish School of Ecumenics coordinates the upcoming bi-annual conference of the European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies on the theme of “The Study of Religions in a Changing Europe: Integrity, Translation and Transformation”, held from April 26 to 29, 2011, at the Theological Faculty at Marmara University.

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Call For Papers

The third conference of ESITIS will consider broad themes dealing with the study of religions and theology in a changing Europe, the question of power relations, intercultural ‘translation’ and the integrity of traditions, and the relevance of contextual theology for the intercultural and interreligious developments in both Eastern and Western Europe.

More specifically, there will be a focus on the encounter of religions in South East Europe, especially Muslims and Orthodox Christians. Both the Christians and the Muslims in these parts of Europe have “differences” among themselves in various countries, such as in Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, etc.

Further details of the programme are published on the ESITIS website ( The conference will have sessions for “short papers.” Senior and junior scholars are invited to submit proposals that are connected to the any of the various themes of the conference sessions.

We welcome papers in several categories – related to the broader themes such as Christian-Muslim relations in various contexts, intercultural theology, (inter)religious studies in Europe, gender issues in religious studies, etc. It is expected that papers should not last longer than 20 minutes.

Proposals should be emailed by 31 January, 2011 to Dr. David Cheetham, Secretary for ESITIS,

Hotel and Accommodation information

Our conference hotels are located in proximity to the conference on the Asian side of Istanbul in Kadiköy. They are excellent, good in price, and offer a very good service.  We made pre-bookings there for four nights (arrival April 26, departure April 30), i.e. one additional night after the ending of the conference (in case you may need that). They are the following, note all hotels are on the Asian side; Kadiköy:


As you register for the full package, please, indicate on your registration form AND in a separate email to the conference organizer ( at which hotel / accommodation of these three you’d prefer to stay. We will then assign you a room at one of the hotels and inform you about it in due course.

If you register by paying the registration fee only, you will be responsible for making your own accommodation arrangements.

for any further information or inquiry on that, please, write to us at