God and the Enlightenment – Athens (Ohio), 4-6/10/2012

God and the Enlightenment

Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, 4-6 ottobre 2012

Convegno internazionale

Info: William J. Bulman (bulman@lehigh.edu) – Robert G. Ingram (washingtonforum@ohio.edu)


The George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics, and Institutions, which has its home at Ohio University, invites paper proposals for a conference and subsequent edited volume on religion and the Enlightenment.
The conference will be held at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio (4-6 October 2012) and is co-organized by William J. Bulman and Robert G. Ingram.

John Milbank (Nottingham) will deliver the keynote lecture, while Justin Champion (London), Jonathan Clark (Kansas), Brad Gregory (Notre Dame), Maria-Cristina Pitassi (Geneva), Joan Pau Rubies (LSE), Jonathan Sheehan (UC–Berkeley) and Dale Van Kley (Ohio State) will deliver plenary lectures.

This conference aims to promote academic discussion and to explore new research trends on the origins, character and consequences of the Enlightenment, especially regarding religion. The conference organizers welcome the work of advanced doctoral students and both young and
established scholars in the fields of history, religion, philosophy and literature.

Proposals — which should include a 500-word abstract, a brief curriculum vitae, and complete current contact information — should be sent by 9 March 2012, to the conference organizers:

William J. Bulman, Department of History, Lehigh University (bulman@lehigh.edu) and Robert G. Ingram, Department of History, Ohio University (washingtonforum@ohio.edu).

Notifications of a paper’s acceptance will be sent out in early April.

The conference is supported primarily by a grant from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation.