VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: UNC Charlotte 4th Annual Religious Studies Graduate Conference

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The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and community friends remains UNC Charlotte’s top priority. The University has been monitoring the rapidly evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) and has been working in close collaboration with local and state resources.

After careful thought and consideration, UNC Charlotte has decided to hold this conference online. This was not an easy decision, but a necessary one in protecting the health and well-being of our campus community.


The theme of this year's conference is Sensory Cultures of Religion. Through art, food, sacred objects, or ritual practice, religions often embrace a visceral experience that can engage several senses simultaneously. These types of experiences and countless others will undoubtedly be explored through the papers submitted. We will welcome UNC Charlotte Department of Religious Studies’ very own introductory speaker Dr. Alexandra Kaloyanides, and keynote speaker Dr. Donovan Schaefer (University of Pennsylvania) to share their own original research in this field. Dr. Schaefer is the author of Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power (Duke UP, 2015).   To learn more about Dr. Schaefer's talk, please see our news article here

The event is co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department and GPSG.

Saturday, March 14 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

UNC Charlotte Cone Building, Cone 111-A 9205 University Rd.

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