Scholarships: Religious Diversity & University Responses Summer School 2018

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Summer Program
July 2, 2018 to July 13, 2018
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Intellectual History, Islamic History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Humanities

The Religious Diversity and University Responses project at CRASSH (University of Cambridge) is delighted to share details of twelve Early Career Researcher scholarships for the project’s first Summer School.

Click here to view the video trailer for the 2018 Summer School.

The first annual Religious Diversity and University Responses Summer School will run from July 2 – 13, 2018. Twelve scholarships will be awarded to provide up to £500 towards travel, as well as room and board in a University of Cambridge college.

This Summer School will be devoted to exploring some of the most critical issues in the emergence of the modern university and one of the most fraught problems of our historical moment: the related questions of secularism and religious diversity. We are keen to invite those across the humanities and social sciences who engage with the dynamics of religious interaction in historical, textual, and social perspectives, with the formation of academic disciplines that study religion(s) in one way or other and with the intellectual, methodological and conceptual foundations thereof.

For two weeks, twelve junior scholars will work with the scholars in residence as well as with CRASSH project members Simon Goldhill, Theodor Dunkelgrün and Sami Everett. The scholars in residence will include Lorraine Daston (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftgechichte, Berlin), Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth), Bernard Lightman (York University, Toronto), and Suzanne Marchand (Louisiana State University).

We welcome applications from scholars in any academic discipline whose work relates to the question of secularism and the place of religion in the modern university (since ca. 1800) and who will not be more than seven years beyond obtaining their doctorate (i.e. those who will have received their doctorate after July 1, 2011). In a few cases applications from doctoral students in the final stages of their dissertations may also be considered.

For more details, including access to the application portal, please visit
The deadline for these applications is November 1, 2017. Informal queries can be addressed to the project administrator.

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