6 Feb 2020 - 7 Feb 2020 All day Old Combination Room, Trinity College | Beves Room, King's College


A workshop organised by the Andrew W Mellon funded project Religious Diversity and the Secular University.

This international workshop will be framed around six pre-circulated papers, each of which will be discussed for 1.5 hours, each discussion beginning with a prepared response.

Attendance is free, but space is limited and registration is required, and participants are asked to commit to attending both days.

To register, please write to Samantha Peel.
For further questions, please write to Theodor Dunkelgrün.

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‘Religious Diversity and the Secular University’ is funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation to support a multi-disciplinary examination of the interplay between religion, secularism, and the role of the university, reference #41600622.


Day One - Thursday 6 February 2020 – Old Combination Room, Trinity College
10:30 - 11:00

Registration and Coffee

11:00 - 12:30

Session One

Mira Sucharov (Carleton University)

Becoming the Story: Social Media, the News and the Academy in a Polarized Age

Respondent: Mark Carrigan (University of Cambridge)

12:30 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:30

Session Two

Josh Appignanesi (University of Roehampton) and Devorah Baum (University of Southampton)


Respondent: Lea Taragin-Zeller (University of Cambridge)

15:30 - 16:00

Tea and Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30

Session Three

Josh Appignanesi (University of Roehampton) and Devorah Baum (University of Southampton)


Respondent: Emanuelle degli Esposti  (University of Cambridge)

Day Two - Friday 7 February 2020 – Beves Room, King's College
09:30 - 11:00

Session Four

Benjamin Dueholm (Christ Lutheran Church, Dallas TX)

Twenty-First Century Lonelyhearts: Writing in and on a Spiritual Crisis

Respondent: Hugo Drochon (University of Nottingham)

11:00 - 11:30

Tea and Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00

Session Five

Batya Ungar-Sargon (The Forward)

Between Rights and Power: What the Liberal Consensus Can’t See About Orthodox Jews and Religious Liberty

Respondent: Rodrigo Arteaga-Rojas (University of Cambridge)

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:30

Session Six

Graeme Wood (Yale University & The Atlantic)

Among the Jihadists, Among the Academics

Respondent: Arthur Asseraf (University of Cambridge)

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