The Global Liberal Studies Program at New York University will hold a conference on the topic of Global Secularisms on November 15 and 16, 2013 in New York, NY.
The history of secularism — and the word should be made plural — helps define the crises of our moment. This conference returns to these issues, in the light of these recent discussions and of recent events that are having serious effects on the way we live now, on the shape of global politics and culture for the immediate future.
This conference hopes to appeal to scholars and creative authors from the major divisions of the academy, including the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as to independent scholars and writers from outside of the academy. Engagement with questions involving secularism and the arts, culture, economics, history, international relations, religion, philosophy, politics, and science are welcomed.