CFP: What place, if any, does religion have in a secular research university?

Organisers of the Religion and the Idea of a University Conference are inviting proposals for twenty minute papers that engage with the broad question of ‘what place, if any, does religion have in a secular research university?’ .

Topics might include:

  • the research university as a secular space;
  • intellectual and religious virtue;
  • the university and the Common Good;
  • the place of religious literacy in university education;
  • the changing place of religion or spirituality in biomedical research.
  • the Christian or Islamic origins of universities, and their after-effects;
  • universities as sites of inter-faith dialogue and exchange;
  • the role of religion in pastoral/tutorial/welfare care of students, including non-religious students; or
  • the effects and implications of faith commitments amongst staff, or amongst students.

The call for papers poster is available to download here.

Submission guidelines

Submissions should be made by January 31st 2013 and sent to Joy Haughton (jh343@cam.ac.uk)

Submissions should include:

  1. Completed cover application form (PDF or Word)
  2. Abstract for 20 minute paper (max. 500 words)
  3. Curriculum Vitae of applicant (max. 2 A4 pages)

Graduate students may wish to be aware that graduate student bursaries are available to assist with conference fees and travel and that some of these will be reserved for graduate students accepted to present papers. Further information on bursaries is available here.

Joy Haughton
Religion and the Idea of a Research University Project
Faculty of Divinity
University of Cambridge

+44 (0)1223 742016
Email: jh343@cam.ac.uk

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