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Call for papers : Holy Crap! Intersections of the Popular and the Sacred in Youth Cultures (28–29 August 2014, Helsinki, Finland)

Holy Crap!

Intersections of the Popular and the Sacred in Youth Cultures

28–29 August 2014, Helsinki, Finland

2nd Call for Papers and Sessions

Holy Crap! is an international conference organised by the Finnish Youth Research Society and Network, focusing on the interrelations between popular culture, youth and the sacred. The conference aims at interrogating understandings of popular and youth cultures in relation to the contested phenomena of (post)secularisation, re-enchantment and the emergence of alternative spiritualities.

The conference organisers are happy to note that Prof Matt Hills, Dr Clive March and Prof Carolyn Marvin have accepted the invitation to participate in the conference as keynote speakers.

The conference organisers invite proposals for either complete 90 minute sessions or individual 30 minute presentations. The general theme of the conference may be approached from within any discipline or methodology.

The proposals should be submitted via email, preferably as an attachment in doc/pdf/rtf format, to Antti-Ville Kärjä ( no later than 15 January 2014. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by Friday 31 January 2014.

Proposals should include the following information:

  • name(s) and affiliation(s) of the presenter(s);
  • the title of the presentation/session;
  • an abstract of no more than 200 words for a 30 minute presentation or 500 words for a 90 minute session.

For the full version of the call and further information, please visit or contact Antti-Ville Kärjä (