Proposals are invited for twenty minute papers that engage with the broad question of ‘what place, if any, does religion have in a secular research university?’ for a conference on “Religion and the Idea of a University,” to be held 3 – 5 April 2013 at Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge, UK.
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.
Submissions should be made by January 31st 2013 and sent to Joy Haughton (jh343(at)cam.ac.uk) Submissions should include: Completed cover application form (PDF or Word) Abstract for 20 minute paper (max. 500 words) 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.
Religion and the Idea of a Research University Project
Faculty of Divinity
University of Cambridge
Visit the website at http://www.ideaofauniversity.com/conference/call-papers/