Posts Tagged ‘conferences’

February 16th, 2016

Conference: A Postsecular Age? New Narratives of Religion, Science, and Society

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On July 27-30, the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion in conjunction with St. Anne’s College at Oxford will be hosting a conference entitled, Postsecular Age? New Narratives of Religion, Science, and Society.

February 4th, 2015

Conference: Why Prayer? A Conference on New Directions in the Study of Prayer

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What can the study of prayer tell us about social life, religious institutions and practices, ethical self-formation, and our concepts of communication, both shared and unique? The Social Science Research Council’s Program on Religion and the Public Sphere announces Why Prayer? A Conference on New Directions in the Study of Prayer, a two-day gathering that will showcase the work of over 30 scholars and journalists who have explored these questions and more.

October 21st, 2014

Conference: Toward a Critique of Secular Reason?

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On December 10-11, 2014, the Institute of Philosophy (KU Leuven) will host the international conference Towards a Critique of Secular Reason? in Leuven, Belgium.

February 26th, 2014

Theorizing religion in modern Europe

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On March 7-8, 2014, Harvard University will be hosting an international conference entitled “Theorizing Religion in Modern Europe.”

November 22nd, 2013

Debating secularities

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In H-Soz-u-Kult, Susanne Kimmig-Voelkner reports from the closing conference of the University of Leipzig-based program on “Secularities: Configurations and Developmental Paths.”

July 23rd, 2013

CFP: Why Study Religion?

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Illinois State University Philosophy and Religious Studies Department has announced a call for papers for the upcoming conference on religion in higher education, Why Study Religion?, which will be held October 25-26, 2013.

July 8th, 2013

CFP: Media and Religion

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The Center for Media, Religion, and Culture will hold its fifth annual conference on Media and Religion: The Global View in January 2014.

April 12th, 2013

CFP: Religious Studies 50 years after Schempp

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On September 27-29, 2013, the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington will host a conference entitled “Religious Studies 50 Years after Schempp: History, Institutions, Theory.” Conference organizers have issued a call for papers.

March 19th, 2013

Conference: Religion and the Idea of a University

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Religion and the Idea of a Research University, an interdisciplinary project of the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme at the University of Cambridge, will be hosting an international and interdisciplinary conference (April 3-5) exploring the question of: What place does religion have in the Western research university?

March 7th, 2013

CFP: Global Secularisms

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The Global Liberal Studies Program at New York University will hold its inaugural conference entitled Global Secularisms in New York City from November 15-16, 2013.

February 28th, 2013

Conference: Apocalyptic Politics: Framing the Present

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The Philosophy Department at Villanova’s will be holding its 18th Annual Philosophy Conference this Spring (April 12-13).

February 12th, 2013

Conference: After Secularization

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On March 1st and 2nd, 2013, the Social Science Research Council and the University of California Humanities Research Institute will co-sponsor a conference at the University of California, Irvine entitled “After Secularization.”

December 6th, 2012

Conference on René Girard and international relations

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On May 23-24, 2013, the University of Central Lancashire will convene a conference on “Politics, Violence and the Sacred: Exploring René Girard’s thought in Security and International Studies.”

November 19th, 2012

New School Center for Public Scholarship: Conference on giving

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On December 6, 7, and 8, 2012, the New School is hosting the 28th Social Research Conference: Giving: Caring for the Needs of Strangers.

September 12th, 2012

CFP: 2013 Telos Conference

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The 2013 Telos Conference is currently seeking paper submissions on the subject of Religion and Politics in a Post-Secular World.

September 11th, 2012

The secular as space, the secular as process: The 2012 UCSIA summer school

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At the end of August, the two of us joined approximately 30 scholars from around the world in Antwerp, Belgium for the 2012 Universitair Centrum Sint-Ignatius Antwerpen (UCSIA) Religion, Culture and Society Summer School. UCSIA annually invites select early-career researchers (doctoral and post-doctoral) and senior scholars for a weeklong program designed to stimulate interdisciplinary and international discussion on a theme, this year’s being “secularism(s) and religion in society.”

May 31st, 2012

Conference: Varieties of Continental Thought and Religion

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From Thursday, June 14th, to Sunday, June 17th, the Philosophy Department at Ryerson University will host Varieties of Continental Thought and Religion, featuring speakers John Caputo, Bettina Bergo, Morny Joy, Nikolas Kompridis, Ron Kuipers, and Robert Sinnerbrink.

April 4th, 2012

CFP: “Radical Secularization?”

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September 20-22, 2012, Universiteit Antwerpen will host a conference on secularization theory.

March 13th, 2012

Call for papers: CSID annual conference

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The organizers of the upcoming annual conference of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, “The Arab Spring: Getting It Right,” is currently seeking paper proposals.

January 17th, 2012

Conference: Reworking Political Concepts

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On Friday-Saturday, Feb. 3-4, the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University will host Reworking Political Concepts II: A Lexicon in Formation, featuring presentations by Gil Anidjar, Susan Buck-Morss, Stathis Gourgouris, Jacques Lezra, and Uday Mehta, among others.

January 3rd, 2012

CFP: “Pray, Kill, Eat”

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The Religion Graduate Students’ Association of Columbia University is accepting proposals for its eighth annual conference, Pray, Kill, Eat: Relating to Animals across Religious Traditions. The conference will take place Friday, April 20, 2012, at Columbia, with keynote speakers Wendy Doniger (University of Chicago) and Kimberly C. Patton (Harvard Divinity School). Details below.

October 25th, 2011

CFP: Speculation, philosophy, and the end of religion

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call for papers for a conference on “Thinking the Absolute” at Liverpool Hope University in the UK, June 29–July 1, 2012, co-sponsored by the Association for Continental Philosophy of Religion.

September 13th, 2011

CFP: From Tahrir to Wisconsin

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The political theory graduate students of the Cornell Department of Government will host an interdisciplinary graduate student conference, “From Tahrir to Wisconsin: Rethinking Revolution, Democracy and Citizenship,” April 27-28, 2012. Find more information on the CFP here.

September 13th, 2011

Conference/CFP: Modernism, Christianity, and Apocalypse

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A conference organized by the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Bergen, Norway, to take place on July 18-20, 2012, will include keynote speakers Paul S. Fiddes, John Milbank, Hans Ottomeyer, and Marjorie Perloff.

July 18th, 2011

Conference: Multiple Secularities and Global Interconnectedness

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On October 13-15, the Centre for Area Studies, University of Leipzig, will hold its second annual conference, Multiple Secularities and Global Interconnectedness.

April 21st, 2011

Event: Islam in Europe and America, CUNY, May 4-6, 2011

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The Committee for the Study of Religion at CUNY Graduate Center in New York is holding a conference on Islam in Europe and America, May 4-6, 2011. Conference papers and workshops include, “Can Muslims Live in a Liberal Society?” (Christian Joppke) and “Is Critique Secular?” (Saba Mahmood). Speakers will include Ulrich Beck, Saba Mahmood, and Bryan Turner. Social Science Research Council President Craig Calhoun will give a lecture entitled “The SSRC and The Study of Religion.” Admission is free.

January 28th, 2011

Secularism and race

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The Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging at the University of East London is hosting a one-day conference today on “Secularism, Racism, and the Politics of Belonging,” bringing together an international group of scholars on race, religion, and public policy as well as activists.

January 25th, 2011

Call for papers: Spirituality, political engagement, and public life

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The SSRC Working Group on Spritituality, Political Engagement & Public Life is inviting submissions of abstracts for a conference to be held at Columbia University in New York City, June 3-4, 2011. Submissions are due by March 1, when they will be reviewed by members of the working group co-chaired by Courtney Bender and Omar McRoberts.

The conference, like the working group, will engage with a set of overarching themes: “the institutions and traditions that construct, condition, and demarcate spiritual activities and identities” and “the relations of these institutions and traditions to systems and patterns of political participation in the contemporary United States.”

January 11th, 2011

Conference: “Secularism in the Late Modern Age”

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On January 28-29, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia will host a conference on “Secularism in the Late Modern Age: Between New Atheisms and Religious Fundamentalisms.” Speakers include: Manuela Achilles, Rajeev Bhargava, José Casanova, Jocelyn Cesari, Daniel Doneson, Silvio Ferrari, Barbara Herrnstein Smith, Slavica Jakelić, Adam Lipszyc, Ekaterina Makarova, Neeti Nair, Christopher Nichols , Abdulaziz Sachedina, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Kevin Shultz, William Schweiker, George Thomas, Carl Trindle, Stephen White, and Wesley Wildman.

August 23rd, 2010

Call for papers: “The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion”

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On April 7-9, 2011, Syracuse University will host a conference on “the future of continental philosophy of religion,” featuring plenary addresses by John D. Caputo, Philip Goodchild, and Catherine Malabou. The organizers have a issued a call for papers, which are to be submitted by December 15, 2010.

April 6th, 2010

The Politics of Religion

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On April 16-17, 2010, Macaulay Honors College of The City University of New York is hosting an international conference on The Politics of Religion.

February 26th, 2010

Conference: One Year After Cairo

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On April 28, the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy will hold its eleventh annual conference, “U.S. Relations with the Muslim World: One Year After Cairo.” Participants include leading scholars, policy analysts, and public intellectuals, including Tariq Ramadan, Brian Katulis, and Reza Aslan. In addition, there will be a concluding keynote address by Senator John Kerry.

February 15th, 2010

Conference: “Saving the Sacred in a Secular Age”

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The University of California at Riverside will host a two day conference entitled Saving the Sacred in a Secular Age on February 26-27. Participants include Charles Taylor, Hubert Dreyfus, and Sean Kelly.

February 12th, 2010

New technologies in research on religion

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Harvard’s “New Technologies and Interdisciplinary Research on Religion,” which Ruth posted on earlier, is coming up on March 12-13 and is open to the public.

February 4th, 2010

“Inter-Asian Connections”

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Following the successful inaugural conference held in Dubai in February 2008, the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of Hong Kong, the National University of Singapore, and the Social Science Research Council have announced plans for the second Conference on Inter-Asian Connections. There is an open call for proposals from faculty members of accredited colleges and universities from around the globe, to direct one of six thematic workshops, including one on religion and law, at a three-day international conference to be held in Singapore on December 8-10, 2010.

February 1st, 2010

“We Have Never Been Secular: Re-thinking the Sacred”

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The New School for Social Research’s Department of Sociology will hold its annual graduate student conference, “We Have Never Been Secular: Re-Thinking the Sacred,” in New York City on April 9, 2010. It’s organizers invite graduate students to submit paper proposals by February 12, 2010.

January 4th, 2010

“Religious-Secular Distinctions”

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On January 14-16 the British Academy will host “Religious-Secular Distinctions,” a conference intended take up, from an interdisciplinary set of perspectives, the question, “How and why do people—politicians, academics, managers, teachers, journalists, clergy, lawyers—distinguish between religious’ and ‘non-religious’ or ‘secular’?”

March 8th, 2008

Varieties of secularism in a secular age

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On April 4-5, the SSRC will co-sponsor a conference at Yale University on Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age. The conference aims to enrich the debate fostered by the publication of Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age, and will bring together prominent philosophers, political theorists, historians, social scientists, theologians and literary scholars who will from a variety of perspectives reflect on the question: what does it mean to live in a secular age? […]