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International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture

Call for Proposals

Statement of Purpose

The International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC) was established in 2005 to promote “critical, interdisciplinary inquiry into the relationships among human beings and their diverse cultures, environments, and religious beliefs and practices.”
Scholars from many disciplines are interested in how religion, spirituality, and cultural traditions interact with nature and the environment, and we seek to provide the network and infrastructure to support the interdisciplinary relationships necessary to this area of study. Since our founding, through the peer-reviewed Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture and at regular conferences, the Society has created a habitat for scholars from diverse disciplines and regions that nourishes the interdisciplinary opportunities, insights, and collaborative projects required for rigorous and exciting explorations of the evolving connections and transformations between environments and the religious dimensions of human cultures.
We believe that healthy scholarship, like a flourishing ecosystem, requires diversity. Our membership thus is home to a full spectrum of academic disciplines: from ethnobotany to theology, and from anthropology to zoology – anyone working at the nexus of religion, nature, and culture who finds their own silo of expertise too constraining. As a result, the excitement, enthusiasm, and effervescence that characterize our conferences have become a hallmark of our society and its collegiality.
If your work is drawing you into the field of interdisciplinary research at the intersection of religion, nature, and culture please visit our website at for opportunities to participate in this dynamic conversation with like-minded scholars.


Steering Committee Members

  • Elaine Nogueira-Godsey, Methodist Theological School in Ohio
    1/1/2021 - 12/31/2026



Review Process

Proposer names are visible to chairs and steering committee members at all times