Szeged Conference - Miklós Tomka Award


Emil Hilton Saggau (Copenhagen University) won the 2018 Miklós Tomka Award for his paper "Un(b)locking the Sacred: new perspectives on the religious revival in South East Europe".


        ISORECEA President Dinka Marinović Jerolimov congratulates the winner Emil Hilton Saggau (Copenhagen University).


Miklós Tomka Award

The ISORECEA Board has established the Miklós Tomka Award to honour Miklós Tomka, the internationally acknowledged and widely esteemed scholar of religion specializing in the Central and Eastern European region, who died unexpectedly in 2010.

The Award is granted based on a competitive basis for the best conference paper submitted to the Award Committee. The paper should refer to the conference theme. The competition is open to early career scholars, with a special focus on PhD students. The Award comprises:

- The publication of the paper in the ISORECEA on-line journal Religion and Society in Central and Eastern Europe;

- Exemption from the conference fee;

- Covering accommodation costs at the conference.

Early career scholars interested in entering the competition are invited to submit their full papers to the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 15, 2018. The winner will be announced by March 15, 2018, which is the final date for registration for being on the program of the conference. Papers submitted for the Award should be between 5000 and 7000 words long and should strictly follow the rules applying to papers submitted to the ISORECEA journal Religion and Society in Central and Eastern Europe.

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We are looking forward to receiving your papers!


ISORECEA President: President of the Local Committee:
Dinka Marinović Jerolimov András Máté-Tóth