Conferences

The Science, Religion, and Culture program regularly hosts two research conferences each year, Ways of Knowing, and the SRC Symposium, as well as other conferences and workshops.

Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference in Religion

The "Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference in Religion," is a multi-day gathering of graduate students studying religion within a variety of disciplinary frameworks. It is held annually during October. The conference is comprised of thematic panels that cross religious traditions, academic disciplines, and intellectual and theological commitments.

Inaugurated in 2012, the Ways of Knowing conference is hosted by the Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. Harvard Divinity School is one of the oldest professional graduate schools of Harvard University and is located at Harvard University's main campus. This conference is one of the major annual programs organized by the Science, Religion, and Culture program at Harvard Divinity School. The Director of SRC, Professor Ahmed Ragab, serves as the faculty advisor for the Ways of Knowing Conference.

SRC Symposium

The SRC Symposium is a multi-day research symposium highlighting the work of the program's community, including SRC Junior Fellows, Doctoral Fellows, and Research Associates. It is held annually in May. The research and conversations explore the relationship between scientific, religious, and cultural discourses in the academy and beyond.

Priors and Priorities: Conceiving Time and Other Bodies

To be held April 20-21, 2018 at the Harvard University Mahindra Humanities Center, “Priors and Priorities” is grounded in an intellectual commitment to consider colonized, racialized, and queered bodies and histories as intersecting and mutually constituted. Analyzing the temporalities of Black, Brown and Queer bodies and histories requires an interdisciplinary approach that bridges postcolonial theory, critical race theory, and queer theory in order to understand the reverberations of being prior without priority. For more information, including the call for papers and instructions on how to submit your proposal, visit the Priors and Priorities page.