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ICSA 2017 Annual International Conference

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Bordeaux, France

June 29 - July 1, 2017


The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is conducting its 2017 Annual International Conference with Info-Secte/Info-Cult of Montreal and SFRAEM of Bordeaux, France in Bordeaux,  France June 29 - July 1, 2017 (preconference workshops on Wednesday June 28th). The conference theme is cultic dynamics and radicalization, although posters on any aspect of cultic studies will be considered.

The conference committee is especially interested in considering poster sessions from students.

Please submit your research, including research in progress, and be part of a growing and exciting international community of researchers in the field of cultic studies, religious studies, and sectarianism, undue influence, and new religious movements.

Your poster can focus on one or more of the many areas in this diverse and emerging field including, but not limited to:
  • social psychology or sociology of influence 
  • study of harm or treatment of victims 
  • history, anthropology, and culture of cults or sects 
  • demographic studies on the prevalence of new religious or other movements 
  • policy and political science of cultic groups 
  • individual subjectivity, agency, and creativity in cultural groups 
  • boundaries between the individual and society in group and other contexts. 
In a poster session, one explains one’s paper on a poster placed on an easel or a table or a wall. Typically, the poster presenters will pin or tape pages (e.g., an abstract with a large font) from their paper. You should also have either copies of your paper to hand out or a business card. Attendees pass through the poster area, examining the posters and speaking with authors individually. In a poster presentation, one does not formally present to a group; however, one has an opportunity for quality interactions and followup with those who are most interested in your work. ICSA will contact poster presenters about logistical details as the conference draws near. 

We are flexible about poster size and format.  Some people use one board (e.g., 22" x 28"); others use a trifold.  Office Depot in the USA sells a variety.  European merchants will use somewhat different dimensions.

Please use an online form to submit your poster.

Deadline for abstracts and bio information: May 1, 2017
ICSA, P.O. Box 2265, Bonita Springs, FL 34133, USA
Phone: 1-239-514-3081 ◊ Fax: 1-305-393-8193