Keynote Speakers | Bettina Schmidt, Philip Williamson, Steven Sutcliffe
At a time when the public role of the University is under increasing scrutiny, how can we ensure that research and teaching about religions reaches new publics? What can we do to enhance religious literacy both within and beyond religious and non-religious communities? How is ritual and performance involved in communication between religious communities, the academy, policy makers and the broader public? Are there ways in which we can learn from the past in better understanding such channels of communication?
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The schedule is currently anticipated as follows, final changes may however be necessary.
Monday 19th February
Prof Bettina E. Schmidt, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
The contentious field of the study of religious experience: The challenging influence of Rudolf Otto, Andrew Lang and other founding fathers
Tuesday 20th February
Steven Sutcliffe, University of Edinburgh
Playing the Long Game: The Predicament of the Scholar of Religion/s between Academic Researcher and Public Intellectual
Wednesday 20th February
Philip Williamson, Durham University
Remembrance Day: the British churches and national commemoration of the war dead since 1914