New Books in Secularism podcast: SECULARITY AND SCIENCE (Oxford UP, 2019) by Elaine Howard Ecklund and David Johnson

It is common to see science and religion portrayed as mutually exclusive and warring ways of viewing the world, but is that how actual scientists see it? For that matter, which cultural factors shape the attitudes of scientists toward religion? Could scientists help show us a way to build collaboration between scientific and religious communities, if such collaborations are even possible?

CFP: Religion and Victorian Popular Literature and Culture (deadline 11 Oct 2019)

We are delighted to announce ‘Religion and Victorian Popular Literature and Culture’, a Victorian Popular Fiction Association Study Day taking place on Saturday 9 May 2020 at the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield. Please see below for an outline of the CFP and here for the full CFP:


In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at the Met Fifth Avenue

Dutch paintings of the seventeenth century—the Golden Age of Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer—have been a highlight of The Met collection since the Museum's founding purchase in 1871. This exhibition brings together some of the Museum's greatest paintings to present this remarkable chapter of art history in a new light. Through sixty-seven works of art organized thematically, In Praise of Painting orients visitors to key issues in seventeenth-century Dutch culture—from debates about religion and conspicuous consumption to painters' fascination with the domestic lives of women.

New Books in Secularism podcast: AMERICAN COSMIC: UFOs, Religion, Technology (Oxford UP, 2019) by Diana Pasulka

More than half of American adults and more than seventy-five percent of young Americans believe in intelligent extraterrestrial life. This level of belief rivals that of belief in God.

Congress of Santa Barbara (KOSANBA) Deadline for Proposals Extended to June 19

Call for Papers: KOSANBA Colloqium XIII
19-21 September 2019
Duke University, Durham NC

Ethics and Aesthetics: Vodou's Commitment to Activism and Change

In collaboration with the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University

Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Lorand Matory, Lawrence Richardson Professor of Cultural Anthropology and the Director of the Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic Project at Duke University


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