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New Perspectives on Science and Religion in Society

04 February, 2017 01:54
New Perspectives on Science and Religion in Society

Call for Papers

Date: 29 June –1 July 2017

Venue: Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre, Manchester, UK

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 3, 2017

Organized by: Newman University, UK, University of Kent, UK, York University, Canada, and Kent State University, USA

The conference is being held as part of the project ‘Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum’ based at Newman University, UK, University of Kent, UK, York University, Canada, and Kent State University, USA.

In the last decade there has been significant growth in social scientific scholarship on science and religion, complementing the more established historical research into the subject. Greater attention is being paid to the varied ways in which perceptions of science are influenced by religious and non-religious belief, identity, community and conflict in different geographical, cultural and historical contexts.

The purpose of this international conference is to bring together researchers with backgrounds in history, anthropology, sociology, STS, psychology, political science and related humanities and social science disciplines to discuss perspectives on the overarching topic of science and religion in society.

Abstracts are invited for the conference relating to the following themes:

  • The social scientific and historical study of the relationship between science and religious and/or non-religious belief and identity;
  • Public perceptions of the relationship between science, religion and non-religion and their respective roles in society;
  • National and international comparative perspectives on the study of science, religion and belief in society;
  • Past and present media or popular representations of science and religion;
  • The past or present roles of science, rationalism, religion and belief in national, social or cultural identity and related geopolitical narratives;
  • Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of science, religion and non-religion in society;
  • Methodological approaches to, and issues in, the study of science and religion in society;
  • Avenues for future research and developments within the social scientific and historical study of science and religion.

Please send all individual paper and session proposals to events.sres@newman.ac.uk for the attention of the conference organizers, Dr Stephen Jones (Newman University) and Dr James Thompson (Newman University).

For further details, visit the conference webpage at: www.sciencereligionspectrum.org

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