Previous activities


KIFO/NOREL Conference: Return of religion in the public spheres? The Nordic countries from 1980s until the present. Diakonhjemmet Høgskole, Oslo, March 27-28 2014.
For information, see here.

You can download Michael Minkenberg’s conference paper which he used for the lecture at the conference: Religion, State and Democracy in Western Societies: Old Questions and New Challenges.


Impact of Religion Conference: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy. Uppsala University, Sweden, May 20.-22. 2013.
For information, see here.

NOREL Conference. Metochi Study Center, Lesbos, Greecee, June 8.-15. 2013.

International Society for the Soiology of Religion (ISSR/SISR) Conference.
Turku, Finland, June 27.-30. 2013.
For information, see here.


The 21st Nordic Conference for Sociology of Religion, Umeå University, Sweden. August 15-17.
For information, see here.

NOREL Workshop, University of Umeå, Sweden. August 13-14.
The program can be browsed here.

NOREL Workshop on Religion in Institutions at Aarhus University, Tuesday February 6.

NOREL og PLUREL arrangerer:
Religion Across Media. International workshop February 13-15.
Wednesday 15 February is open to all interested. Participation in the first two days of the workshop (13-14 February) is by invitation.
For information, seehere.
The full program can be browsedhere.


NOREL Thematic group meetings with participants from the Nordic countries were arranged by Thematic group 2 (Politics and Religion) in Uppsala, Sweden in May 2011, and by Thematic Group 3 (Media and Religion) in Oslo, Norway in March, Sigtuna, Sweden in May, and Oslo, Norway in November

NOREL Thematic Group  4
(Civil society and Religion) meeting. May 31- June 1 2011 in Tampere, Finland.

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International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR) Conference, June 30-July 3 2011, Aix-en-Provence, France. Working Group 2, Session  WGT 2a: Religion and the State, WGT 2b: Religion and Politics, WGT 2c: Religion and the Media, and WGT 2d: Religion and Civil Society.

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NOREL Conference 2011, September 24-October 1, Metochi Study Center, Lesbos, Greece.

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Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) Annual Meeting, October 28-30 2011. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

Religious Change and Popular Media, seminar for the Nordic network on media and religion, October 31-2 November 2011. Sigtunastiftelsen, Sweden. Thematic group 3 (Media and Religion).


NOREL Conference 2010, March 4-5. Klitgården Refugium, Skagen, Denmark.

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Seminar on Media and Religion in PluRel
(Religion in Pluralist Societies, University of Oslo)and NOREL, April 15 2010. University of Oslo, Norway.

Nordic Conference for the Sociology of Religion
(NCSR), August 4-6 2010. University of Agder, Kristiansand,  Norway. NOREL researchers arranged 10 sessions (out of a total of 25 sessions), organized according to the four research themes (state, politics, media and civil society). Papers on tentative findings and methodological issues were presented by the researchers and the PhD students.

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PluRel Conference, November 18-20 2010. University of Oslo, Norway. Thematic Group 3 (Media and Religion) arrranged one session, where papers on tentative findings were presented.


NOREL Conference 2009, September 24-25. Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica, Oslo, Norway.

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