UNC Charlotte 4th Annual Religious Studies Graduate Conference

Sensory Cultures of Religion
Monday, February 10, 2020
Sensory Cultures of Religion
The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and community friends remains UNC Charlotte’s top priority. The University has been monitoring the rapidly evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) and has been working in close collaboration with local and state resources.

After careful thought and consideration, UNC Charlotte has decided to hold this conference online. Please contact Josh Casper, president of the Religious Studies Graduate Organization at sensoryconference2020.unccrels@gmail.com for more information.

 The  4th annual graduate student conference of the Department of Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte will be held on March 14th, 2020. The theme this year is Sensory Cultures of Religion. Through art, food, sacred objects, or ritual practice, religions often embrace a visceral experience that can engage several senses simultaneously. These types of experiences, and countless others will undoubtedly be explored through the papers submitted. We will welcome UNC Charlotte Department of Religious Studies’ very own introductory speaker Dr. Alexandra Kaloyanides, and keynote Speaker Dr. Donovan Schaefer (University of Pennsylvania) to share their own original research in this field. Dr. Schaefer is the author of Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power (Duke UP, 2015).   To learn more about Dr. Schaefer's talk, please see our news article here.
When:    March 14th, 2020 
Time:      9am - 5pm
Who:       Free and open to the public (webex link to Introduction at 9am below)

If you have further questions, please contact Josh Casper, president of the Religious Studies Graduate Organization at sensoryconference2020.unccrels@gmail.com