Rethinking Media, Religion and Secularities

International Conference on Media, Religion and Culture

3-6 August 2021, Sigtuna, Sweden
accompanied by online panels and webcast sessions

After careful consideration of the current and projected conditions related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the conference committee have decided to restructure the upcoming 2021 International Society for Media, Religion and Culture Conference as a hybrid event.

The on-site conference is still planned to take place August 3rd-6th, 2021 at Sigtunastiftelsen in Sweden. This will be accompanied by online panel options and webcast sessions from Sigtuna.  

Full details are still forthcoming and will be published in the beginning of 2021 at the website.

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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.