Rethinking Media, Religion and Secularities

International Conference on Media, Religion and Culture

4-7 August 2020, Sigtuna, Sweden

Due to the  continued uncertainty of travel and health conditions  associated with the Global Covid-19 pandemic the ISMRC board and conference planning committee have decided to postpone the 2020 conference until summer 2021.
More details will be released on this website when the new dates are confirmed and decisions have been made regarding the conference program.  We appreciate your patience with us in dealing with the extraordinary circumstances we trying to negotiate at this time.
For information concerning submitted abstracts and refund of registration fee please see the conference page.

Religion, as humanity’s oldest expression of values, identity and community, has always been a mediated practice. In contemporary society religious ideas are communicated, learned, represented, enacted and resisted through various forms of media. Religion circulates through social media, is discussed in the news and becomes a source of imagery for film and television.

The International Society for Media, Religion and Culture (ISMRC) was founded in 2010 out of a series of conferences on the interplay between media, religion and culture starting in 1994. Today the ISMRC is a vibrant research community of scholars with a large variety of international, disciplinary and religious backgrounds, covering topics such as journalism on religion; religion, popular culture and entertainment; and digital religion.

The ISMRC organizes biennial conferences and the Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture (RMDC) is published by Brill in cooperation with the ISMRC.