Volume 7 (2015): Religion in Digital Games Reloaded. Immersion into the Field
The research of religion(s) in digital games is still brand new. Therefore, all researchers immersing themselves into this fascinating field are pioneers of sorts. Luckily, more and more research is being done, works are being published, conferences are being held, and journals are being launched, altogether slowly but surely adding to the consolidation of the research field in the contexts of serious academia. Therefore, we are very proud to present the second special issue of online – Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet on the topic of “Religion in Digital Games Reloaded. Immersion into the Field”.
To be honest – we weren’t planning this issue nor was there any particular Call for Papers! But thanks to so many academics who sent in their high-quality papers dealing with the topic of digital games and gaming, the idea for a sequel was born. And here it is!
While the first special issue (which was launched nearly exactly one year ago) was dedicated to reveal the huge range of possible methodical and theoretical approaches to the field (not all of which are necessarily compatible with the basic self-conception of cultural studies as academic discipline), the current issue’s focus is on the interconnectivities and interplays of game-immanent content with actor-centered receptions and responses – the implications and consequences of which are being discussed in the papers which are included in this edition.
Vol 7 (2015)
Vol 6 (2014) is out!
What is the connection between digital media religiosity, Online jihad on Facebook, Virtual Christianity, religious topics in fan fiction, Kopimism, trans-European adaptions on Neo-Orthodox Tibetan Buddhism, Jainism online, Muslim Women on YouTube and online religion in contemporary Georgia? - It's all subject to the new edition of online - Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet!
We proudly present the regular issue 6 (2914) of our journal featuring a broad range of articles on all different aspects of religion online.
Vol 6 (2014)
Call for Papers - Volume 06 (December 2014)
The editors of invite researchers of all disciplines to hand in articles on their research dealing with religions on the internet. For our regular next issue 06 (2014) due for publication in December 2014 we are looking forward to receiving the title and a short abstract (max. 250 words) of the planned article until 1st of July.
Online HJRI is an international open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Institute of Religious Studies at the University of Heidelberg (Germany). The journal is committed to promoting and (theoretically and methodically) advancing scientific research at the interface between religion and the internet.
The editors welcome submissions from all academic disciplines and perspectives (e.g. Religious Studies, Game Studies, Social Studies, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Theology, Anthropology, etc.) focussing on general and specific issues of religion and new digital media, e.g. religion in video games. Additionally, we encourage authors to review (new) books dealing with subjects relevant to the journal’s scopes. Authors are expected to present their research in terms of relevant theoretical and / or methodological discussions and to be of interest to a wide, but mainly academic audience in a manner intelligible not only to specialists.
Important dates and deadlines for issue 06 (2014)
(subject to change)
- July 1st: submission of title and abstract
- July 15th: Notification on the acceptance of your proposal by the editors.
- September 1st: Submission deadline for full article.
- October 1st: Deadline for comments, requests of revisions by the editors (if necessary).
- November 1st: Submission deadline for revised articles.
- December 2014: Publication of the Online Journal
Please send your abstract and / or further inquiries to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a Ubisoft Forums' thread on "Religion in Assassin's Creed" a participant called TJByrum2 wrote the following passage starting the thread: "Assassin's Creed has lots of references to religion and the Gods. Well, even though I am not very religious myself, I just love to hear about it, see it, experience it." In order to celebrate the complete redesign of Online – Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet we decided to dedicate this first special issue to a subject which is both highly relevant and mostly neglected by Cultural and Religious Studies: “Religion in Digital Games“!
Our editorial team was able to assemble articles by authors from many different disciplines and we are proud to present you with a truly interdisciplinary and multiperspective compilation which hopefully will encourage further academic research on the topic. So I am very pleased to announce the new issue of our journal. And I am pretty sure this only will be the first of many equally scientifically challenging issues of our journal in the near future.
I wish you an enjoyable read!
Gregor Ahn (editor in chief)
Vol 5 (2014): Religion in Digital Games. Multiperspective and Interdisciplinary Approaches
online is committed to promoting and (theoretically and methodically) advancing scientific research at the interface between religion and the internet.
online welcomes submissions from all academic disciplines and perspectives (e.g. Religious Studies, Social Studies, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Theology, Anthropology, etc.) focussing on general and specific issues of religions and new digital media.
online expects authors to present their research in terms of relevant theoretical and / or methodological discussions and to be of interest to a wide, but mainly academic audience in a manner intelligible not only to specialists.
online explicitely encourages authors to also write and submit reviews of new and important books that deal with topics relevant for the journal’s scopes.
online is looking forward to submissions and inquiries of any kind. Please contact email@example.com.
The journal is always keen to collect high quality scholarship on issues relating to religions on the Internet and welcomes submissions pertaining to all aspects of theses matters anytime to be published in a future issue! Submissions and queries should be send to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org