Conference Exiting Violence – Call & Grants for Students

05 September 2017

The Centre for Religious Studies of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler, in collaboration with Reset Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations and Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and Word Affairs of Georgetown University organizes the International Conference Exiting Violence: the role of religion. From Texts to theories.

The Conference | What is the role of sacred texts and related theories in shaping political frames more incline to tolerance and pluralism or on the contrary to radicalism and violence? What is the resulting role of religion in violent conflicts? Starting from these questions, aim of the conference is to analyze the various roles of sacred texts in different religious and cultural traditions, regarding violence, and in particular the hermeneutics of violence in the sacred texts, the role of sacred texts in the shaping of theories and practice of religion related politics, theories of religion in the narrative of international conflicts, contemporary strategies for countering violence through religious pluralism. We will analyze the role of religion not as an independent and decontextualized variable, but as a factor linked to politics, society, culture, economy and ethics. Theologians, philosophers, anthropologists and political scientist are involved.

Students and young scholars are welcome to participate to the Conference. Please, see application details below.

Grants | 6
Candidates | the participation is open to MA and Ph.D. student from different cultural areas.
Contribution | board and lodging will be covered. Travel expenses will also be covered up 300 euros.
Deadline | September 29, 2017
Documents | applications must be sent to [email protected] enclosing a motivation letter, academic curriculum, and a letter of presentation by a renowned scholar stating the relevance of the applicants’ research.

Please note that the attendance to the whole conference will be compulsory for scholarship recipients.

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