Conference, July 9-13, “Secularism and History” Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

July 9, 2012 8:00 amtoJuly 13, 2012 7:00 am

Secularism and History: 8th Biennial Conference of the Religious History Association in collaboration with the Australian Historical Association, Adelaide, 9- 13 July
Local advocates of secularism have argued that neither Australian nor New Zealand are Christian nations and that secularism without religion forms the underlying ideology of the post-enlightenment state. Other scholars have been less convinced, pointing not just to high levels of historical commitment to a wide spectrum of religious beliefs in most western countries but to the contemporary resurgence of religion internationally coupled with the collapse of secularist regimes in the former Soviet Union and the Middle East.  The 8th Biennial Conference of the Religious History Association aims to consider the question of the relationship between secularism and history.
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For Religious History Association inquiries contact: Prof Hilary M. Carey, President of the Religious History Association, email: Hilary.Carey(at)

Hilary Carey
President, Religious History Association
University of Newcastle
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10 Chittaway Road, Ourimbah
NSW Australia
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