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The Methods to our Madness? An Inquiry Into the Methodology of Religions

The Methods to our Madness? An Inquiry Into the Methodology of Religions
170 St. George St., Room 100
Time: Apr 24th, 3:00 pm End: Apr 25th, 5:30 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, South Asian, Sexual Diversity, Religion, Study of (FAS), Psychology, Islamic Studies, Environment, East Asian Studies (FAS), Critical Theory, Cinema, Art (FAS)
Interdisciplinary graduate conference on Religion

The Department for the Study of Religion is pleased to present the annual interdisciplinary graduate conference for 2014:

The Methods to our Madness? An Inquiry into Methodology of Religions

Featuring Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Stephen Engler, Mount Royal University, The Rationality of Spirit Posession and the Madness of Methods and Theories

The Department for the Study of Religion’s annual Symposium is an interdisciplinary graduate conference that provides a space for graduate students to present their work. This year’s topic, “The Methods to Our Madness? An Inquiry into Methodology of Religion” is the 25th year of the Symposium. The topic explores the paradoxical nature of the study of religions through the issue of its methodology. Methodological concerns cut across the sub-disciplines of the study of religions. As such, the study of religions’ methodological diversity has been considered both as its strength, and as an opportunity for critical thought about the field’s aims and motivations. This situation can be described as “mad,” understood as lacking ultimate or final methodological order. Each panel is devoted to exploring this overarching issue through a variety of mediations. Papers will address such issues as culture and conflict, identity and liminality, translation and experience, and science and secularity.

This event is free and open to the public and registration is not required.  For further information, please see the conference website at http://2014symposium.weebly.com/ or contact the conference organizer, Zoe Anthony.

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