Religion and Innovation 2018 – The Opening Conference

25 January 2018 — 26 January 2018

FBK Aula Grande

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali
Aula Grande

Responding to its Mission, the Center for Religious Studies (ISR) has organized for 2018 the Series of workshop and lectures Religion and Innovation. The Series consolidates and further develops the research work of the ISR team on the multi-faceted relations between religion and innovation in contemporary societies, engaging a sustained dialogue with relevant scholars of religious studies and researchers/practitioners in diverse fields of innovation (such as science, technology, politics, culture, the law, and religion itself).

The opening conference, Conceptual and Normative Underpinnings of Religion & Innovation Discourses: Social and Cultural Perspectives, speakers from social and philosophical disciplines critically discuss the meanings associated to the notion of innovation and the implications of its uses in contemporary discourses. A particular attention is given to the role of actors (individuals, communities and leaders) and the cultures/semantics underlying in innovation processes.