Ecology and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference

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September 18, 2019 to September 21, 2019
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, British History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Literature, Religious Studies and Theology

Ecology & Religion in Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference

September 18-21, 2019

Seattle * Waco * Washington, D.C.  * Lancaster, UK

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Registration is now open for this flightless, multi-site, interdisciplinary conference that explores the confluences between environmental and religiosu perspectives in the long Anglophone nineteenth century (1780-1900), with an eye on their present significance.  In response to the rapid acceleration of climate change since that century, this conference avoids air travel by digitally connecting events at several conference sites in the United States and in the United Kingdom.  By lowering barriers of cost and transportation, this approach promises to enable a more diverse and inclusive range of participation than is often possible at international conferences.

The four-day conference features over 70 presenters including:

Susan Bratton (Professor of Environmental Studies at Baylor University), author of Six Billion and More; Christianity, Wilderness and Wildlife; Environmental Values in Christian Art; and The Spirit of the Appalachian Trail

Michael Northcott (Professor Emeritus at University of Edinburgh School of Divinity), author of Place, Ecology and the Sacred; A Political Theology of Climate Change; A Moral Climate; and the Environment and Christian Ethics

Guari Viswanathan (Class of 1933 Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University), author of Masks of Conquest and Outside the Fold

Norman Wirzba (Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Christian Theology; Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics; Senior Associate Dean for Institutional and Faculty Advancement at Duke Divinity School), author of From Nature to Creation; Making Peace with the Land; Food and Faith; Living the Sabbath; The Essential Agrarian Reader; and the Paradise of God

Attend one of the four conference sites if you live within 500 miles ground transport distance—and please consider carpooling or using public transport.  If you live more than 500 miles away from these sites, please plan to participate online through the conference website at

Conference registration is open, and we ask all who plan to attend in person or online to register at their earliest convenience to help us track participation and plan accordingly.  

Contact Info: 

Dr. Joshua King (Assoc. Prof. of English, Baylor University)

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