'Critical Religion' conference on postgraduate research

By Michael Marten
February 2, 2011

Critical Religion - a new research venture at the University of Stirling, with which Ekklesia will be cooperating - is hosting a one-day postgraduate recruitment conference to attract students interested in research at Master’s and PhD level.

The gathering is scheduled for Wednesday, 2 March 2011, from 11am - 5pm

As the study of religion intersects with many other fields, Stirling provides a positive opportunity for students interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research in Critical Religion as well as possibilities of co-supervision.

'Critical', in this context, means both reflexive and open to re-interpretation or re-conceptualisation.

The conference schedule, organised within the School of Languages, Cultures & Religions, will begin with a meeting of religion staff and some of the current postgraduates offering introductions and a few presentations of short papers.

Following lunch there will be general sessions in postgraduate admissions, a campus and library tour, and time allotted at the end of the day for arranging discussions with relevant staff.

The full programme for the day can be viewed here: http://www.criticalreligion.stir.ac.uk/conference/conference-programme/

This conference is being advertised throughout the UK and internationally. For those travelling from beyond Stirling, suggestions for accommodation will be made available.

For more information, go to: http://www.criticalreligion.stir.ac.uk/conference/


Michael Marten is lecturer in postcolonial studies at the University of Stirling. An Ekklesia associate, he has research interests in European colonial engagement overseas, particularly in the Middle East, as well as in contemporary religion and politics.

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