The event is supported by the European Union, European Regional Development Fund (through Enterprise Estonia conference support grant), University of Tartu and City Government of Tartu.
EAS project name: EASR 2019
Total support: 27 703,90 EUR
Project goals: 17th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) is an IAHR Regional Conference. The main aim of the conference is to promote the study of religious traditions worldwide and bring together an interdisciplinary network of researchers to create a dialogue between experts with different discsiplinary backgrounds. The theme of 2019 Conference is „Religion – Continuations and Disruptions“ (June 25–29, 2019, Tartu, Estonia).

The event is supported also by:

  • University of Tartu easr2019
  • The Estonian Society for the Study of Religions
  • The European Association for the Study of Religions easr2019
  • City of Tartu

The event is also supported by:

University of Tartu

The University of Tartu was founded in 1632 and is the oldest university in Estonia. It's also the country's largest university, with more than 20,000 students enrolled. The University of Tartu offers a wide range of programs: undergraduate and graduate degrees and postgraduate studies. Their most popular majors include biochemistry, biology, medicine, and pharmacy. The university has been ranked among the top 100 universities in Europe by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings since 2016.

The Estonian Society for the Study of Religions

The Estonian Society for the Study of Religions (ESSR) is a non-governmental, academic organization founded in 2002. Its members come from all over Estonia, as well as from abroad. ESSR promotes religious studies and theology research at universities, colleges, and other academic institutions in Estonia. The society organizes conferences, symposia, and workshops on religion-related topics. In addition, community members are engaged in publishing activities through various media outlets, such as journals and anthologies.

The European Association for the Study of Religions

The European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) is an international, non-profit association that promotes the study of all religions in their diversity and complexity. The EASR aims to contribute to a better understanding of religious phenomena by fostering research, encouraging cooperation between scholars and organizations, and disseminating knowledge about the study of religion. The association organizes conferences and publishes a journal, "Journal of the Study of Religion," twice yearly.

City of Tartu

Tartu is the second-largest city in Estonia, with about 100,000. It's known as the "cultural capital" of Estonia and is home to the University of Tartu, which has been around since 1632. Tartu is located on the Emajõgi River and is surrounded by lakes, forests, and farms. The city sits on a critical junction between Tallinn and Pärnu—only about 30 minutes from both towns by car or bus.