September 16-18, 2005, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UKAn international three-day conference to examine the state of the study of indigenous religions. Increased interest in indigenous religions – contemporary and historical – has led to a number of significant publications recently. This conference is intended to debate the value, methods and results of current academic research, especially in the Study of Religions but also in cognate disciplines. It will ask what contribution the study of indigenous religions might make to the broader discipline. Papers and panels are invited to discuss the study of ritual, performance, identity construction, diaspora, the vitality of tradition, and more. It is intended to organise a series of publicly accessible performance events and possibly an indigenous film series to coincide with the conference.