Category: Education

CFP: The Soul

  St Anne’s College, University of Oxford 28 June – 1 July 2013 Conference Précis: Ever since Descartes, the soul understood as immediate mental consciousness has tended to stand as a last bastion securing religious belief against naturalistic reduction. But today that bastion is under assault from the ‘new atheists’. However, the bastion is proving […]

CFP: Sensing the Sacred: Religion and the Senses, 1300-1800 (York, 21-22June 2013)

Sensing the Sacred: Religion and the Senses, 1300-1800 The University of York 21-22 June 2013 Confirmed keynote addresses from: Nicky Hallett (University of Sheffield), Matthew Milner (McGill University), & Chris Woolgar (University of Southampton) Religion has always been characterised as much by embodied experience as by abstract theological dispute. From the sounds of the adhān (the […]

Envisioning Alternative Academic Careers

Envisioning Alternative Academic Careers Amy Hale, PhD Sunday, October 7, 2012, 1:00-4:00pm Boston University Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, Room 201 147 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215 How do we sustain ourselves as scholars when most academic jobs are casual and part-time? In 2005, adjuncts made up 57% of the faculty at Harvard and […]

“The Soul,” University of Oxford 28 June – 1 July 2013

Ever since Descartes, the soul understood as immediate mental consciousness has tended to stand as a last bastion securing religious belief against naturalistic reduction. But today that bastion is under assault from the ‘new atheists’. However, the bastion is proving very hard to storm, with increasing numbers of even atheist thinkers denying that its capture […]

Thomas Traherne Studies and Their Future Directions/Future Directions for Traherne Studies

Friday, December 14 – Saturday, December 15 Selwyn College , Cambridge University Thomas Traherne (c.1637-1674) was a polymath with a distinctive theological vision. He wrote extensively, but remains a relatively obscure figure in seventeenth-century studies.  Traditionally misunderstood as a figure somewhat out of his time, he is frequently considered within the contexts of medieval mysticism […]