POSTPONED Secularization: Narratives from Literature and Science

12 June 2020, 13:30 - 18:00

Venue tbc

Due to the COVID-19, this event has been postponed to Michaelmas term TBC. 



Matthew Drage (Warburg Institute)
Mary Laven (Cambridge History)
Hannah Proctor (Strathclyde)
Daniel Reeve (UC Santa Barbara)
Glyn Salton-Cox (UC Santa Barbara)
Simon Schaffer (Cambridge HPS)
John Tresch (Warburg Institute)



This workshop examines the recurrence of narratives of secularisation across history, the history of science and literature in a European context. What does the concept of secularisation do for narratives of state formation, the emergence of modern science, the appropriation of church lands, or for the emergence of modernity? Are there other, less linear models of development that can more successfully address humankind’s ever-changing relationship towards the divine?

An event organised by 'Re-' Interdisciplinary Network
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