2018 Conference

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The 7th Annual Ways of Knowing Graduate Conference on Science and Religion at Harvard Divinity School will be held October 26-27, 2018. 

Ways of Knowing is open to the public, and no registration is required to attend. 

The central theme for this year’s conference is “Race and Indigeneity.” Papers have been sought that engage the ways in which science and/or religion have shaped and been shaped by the concepts and political realities of race and indigeneity across diverse traditions, disciplines, times, and regions. Presentations may focus on Indigenous knowledges and the ways in which they have been construed and taken up as science and/or religion; the role of race in the development and practice of different religious traditions and scientific disciplines; legacies of scientific racism, science and empire, and colonial missionary activity; the relationship between race and indigeneity as they relate to knowledge production. Papers may also interrogate the role of racial identity or Indigenous sovereignty in competing claims to religious and scientific authority, religious texts or scientific theories that deal with construction of race or the Indigenous, and methodological approaches to the study of science and religion as they relate to race and indigeneity.

Featured Events:

Keynote Lecture
Friday, October 26, 5:00-6:30pm
Andover Hall, Sperry Room
"Hematologies: The Political Life of Blood in India"
Dwaipayan Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Program in Science, Technology, and Society, MIT

Professionalization Panel
Friday, October 26, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Andover Hall, Sperry Room
"The Job Market"

Professionalization  Panel
Saturday, October 27, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Andover Hall, Sperry Room
"Publishing in Academia and Beyond"

For a complete schedule of presentations, please visit our conference program here. 

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