Introduction: Religious Diversity and the Secular University

CRASSH welcomes the scholars of the Summer School 'Religious Diversity and the Secular University', pictured here in the Alison Richard Building.

This July, outstanding early career scholars are participating in a two-week CRASSH Summer School devoted to 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. The Summer School runs from 2 – 13 July and is part of the CRASSH research project Religious Diversity and the Secular University, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Four world-class senior scholars in residence are leading the workshop: 

Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford)
• Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth)
Bernard Lightman (York University, Toronto)
Suzanne Marchand (Louisiana State University)

Junior scholars are working with the scholars in residence as well as with the members of the Religious Diversity and the Secular University project. They are Simon Goldhill (CRASSH Director and Project Director), Theodor Dunkelgrün (Senior Research Associate and Academic Co-Ordinator) and Sami Everett (Research Associate). Together, they read closely a set of primary sources selected by the senior scholars and engage critically with work in progress by each participant. Please watch this space, as participants will be blogging from the Summer School as well. 

Blog posts from the Summer School: 

​• Day 1 (Afternoon I)
Day 1 (Afternoon II)
Day 2 (Morning)
Day 2 (Afternoon I)
Day 2 (Afternoon II)
Day 3 (Afternoon I)
Day 3 (Afternoon II)
Day 4 (Afternoon II)
Day 5 (Afternoon I)
Day 5 (Afternoon II)
Day 6 (Afternoon I)
Day 6 (Afternoon II)
Day 7 (Afternoon I)
Day 7 (Afternoon II)
Day 8 (Afternoon I)
Day 8 (Afternoon II)
Day 9 (Afternoon I)
Day 9 (Afternoon II) 
Day 10 (Afternoon I)

Early career scholars: 

Autumn Ellis (University of Cambridge)
Abraham Flipse (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Jeremy Fogel (Tel Aviv University)
Felicity Griffiths (UCL)
Joel Hanisek (Trinity College Dublin)
Iza Hussin (University of Cambridge)
Artemis Ignatidou (Brunel University London)
Ruth Jackson (University of Cambridge)
Tala Jarjour (Yale Institute of Sacred Music)
Charles Kuper (Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
Paul Michael Kurtz (University of Cambridge)
Ruth Lindley (University of Birmingham)
Omer Michaelis (Harvard/Tel Aviv University)
David Moshfegh (IE University)
Pablo Munoz Iturrieta (Independent Scholar)
Bruce Pass (University of Edinburgh)
Gustavo Rodrigues Rocha (UC Berkeley/UEFS)
Tania Saeed (Lahore University of Management Sciences)
Marietta van der Tol (University of Cambridge)



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Posted: Thursday 14 June 2018

Contributor: CRASSH News