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Feb 25

Maria Nita (Religious Studies): Rural and urban imaginings in eco-citizenship and environmental activism: climate camps, transition towns and green futures

Friday, February 25, 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00

Online

In this presentation, Dr Maria Nita will discuss how distinct environmental groups and networks in her ethnographic research – such as participants in XR Regen groups, climate camps, transition groups and green fields at festivals – strive to create ephemeral, material dimensions of transformed or alternative rural and urban futures.

Mar 11

Arts-based Methodologies for Global Challenges Workshop

Friday, March 11, 2022 - 14:00 to 17:00

Virtual event, The Open University

This workshop invites contributions around new teaching and research methodologies which can aid expressive and reflective engagement with contemporary global challenges exacerbated by the climate crisis. CFP is open.


Previous Events

Paul-Francois Tremlett (Religious Studies): Transnational activism and the making of moral publics

21st January 2022

In this talk, Dr Paul-Francois Tremlett explores efforts to generate affective and contagious publics (Papacharissi 2015) by two organisations which campaign on human rights in the Philippines: the Campaign for Human Rights in the Philippines (CHRP-UK) and IBON International. 

Eco-creativity 2021: Art, Music, Ritual and Global Climate Politics

19th November 2021

This 2021 Conference is hosted by the Religious Studies, Art History, Music and Politics Departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University. Deadline for abstract submission: 30 September 2021

Indigenous responses to climate change for COP26 – visit TOTEM LATAMAT as it tours the UK

30th September 2021 to 19th November 2021

In the lead-up to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow this November, OU Professor of Religious Studies Graham Harvey has partnered with Border Crossings to commission Indigenous Mexican artist Jun Tiburcio to design TOTEM LATAMAT. There are dates and locations you can visit the totem on its journey from London to Glasgow for COP26.

Festival Cultures: Imagined Pasts, Alternative Futures

Repeats every day 2 times.
14th September 2021, 15th September 2021

An interdisciplinary conference organised by the Religious Studies department of The Open University. Deadline for submissions: 1st May 2021.

Festival Cultures: Imagined Pasts, Alternative Futures

14th September 2021, 15th September 2021

An interdisciplinary conference organised by the Religious Studies department of The Open University. Deadline for submissions: 1st May 2021.

Round Table on Conspiracy Thinking and Conspiracy Theories

10th March 2021 to 12th March 2021

The Round Table on Conspiracy Thinking and Conspiracy Theories discusses the interlinkages between conspiracy theories and extremism from perspectives of media studies, international relations and religious studies.

Conspiracy Theories and New Age Spiritualities

26th February 2021

David G. Robertson is talking about “Conspiracy Theories and New Age Spiritualities” at the Open Div Summit, a 4-day "pod-conference" around spirituality, meaning, and connection in the secular world.

Eco-creativity: Music, Religion, Activism

13th November 2020

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to foster dialogue around the interactions between music, religion and politics in the context of the ecological crisis.

Festivals Research and Covid 19: Virtual Community, Activism, Spirituality

15th September 2020

This online conference investigates key themes in festivals and protestivals research and the newly prefigured virtual counterparts for community, activism and spirituality.

Imagine! Festival of Ideas and Politics Features Workshop by FASS Academic

23rd March 2020

Dr Maria Nita, Lecturer in Religious Studies at The Open University, draws on her ethnographic research inside the Climate, to create a workshop that investigates how storytelling practices may help us envisage and work towards a sustainable future.

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