Satanism conference (Stockholm University, Sweden, Sept 25-27, 2011)

Satanism is a subject that has always drawn a lot of media attention as
well as interest from the general public. Scholarly studies of the subject,
however, have more often focused on socially constructed “Satanic Panics” than on Satanism as a religious alternative in itself. Recently, this has begun to change, and anthologies such as “Contemporary Religious Satanism” (Ed. Jesper A Petersen, Ashgate, 2009) have started to fill the gaps in scholarly knowledge concerning Satanism. A further attempt to remedy the situation was made when the first ever international scholarly conference on Satanism was organized in Trondheim, Norway, in 2009. The conference was a great success, and resulted in an anthology that will be published by Oxford University Press later this year. In September 2011, we welcome you to Stockholm, Sweden for the follow-up to 2009’s gathering of specialists.

Keynote speaker: Marco Pasi

Deadline for abstracts: May 22, 2011. Submit your abstract to: and (remember to submit abstracts to both organisers).

Papers dealing with most aspects of Satanism are welcome (including Satanism in literature, cinema, etc). However, we discourage papers treating “the Satanic panic”, “Satanic ritual abuse”, etc, as these themes have received sufficient scholarly attention.

Conference fee will be announced later.


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About Chris

Scholar of religion/nonreligion... PhD Student (Lancaster University), blogger, singer, actor, thinker... Northern Irish living in Scotland. Co-founder of The Religious Studies Project. Director at the NSRN. Baritone masquerading as a tenor. Vegetarian for no particular reason.

2 responses to “Satanism conference (Stockholm University, Sweden, Sept 25-27, 2011)”

  1. plabon barua sramon says :


    Dear Sir/Madam
    At first received my cordial respect with loving-kindness. I am Plabon
    Barua Sramon from Bangkok, Thailand. I am also a Buddhist monk and study in
    Mahamakut Buddhist University, in Bangkok. I would like attend to your
    conference. What should do I for attend to conference? Please inform me via this

    Thanking you
    Kind regards
    Plabon Barua Sramon

  2. religionandmore says :

    Dear Plabon Barua Sramon,

    I am not involved in the organisation of this conference in any way, but simply posted the Call for Papers on my blog. I would suggest clicking on the URL mentioned at the end of the main post, or emailing the email address provided there.

    Sorry I cannot be of more help, and I hope it works out for you.

    All the best,


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