Ecology and Religion in 19th-Century Studies
September 18-21, 2019
Registration is now open for a multi-site, flightless conference on “Ecology and Religion in 19th-Century Studies” (Sept. 18-21, 2019) that highlights confluences between environmental and religious perspectives in the long Anglophone nineteenth century (1780-1900)., with an eye on their present significance.
Panels, seminars, roundtables, and keynote events will involve a wide range of outstanding contributors, including literary scholars such as Gauri Viswanathan (Columbia), environmental experts and scientists such as Mike Berners-Lee (Lancaster) and Susan Bratton (Baylor), and leading ecotheologians such as Michael Northcott (Edinburgh) and Norman Wirzba (Duke).
To model a more sustainable and financially inclusive form of conferencing, participants are refraining from air travel, and are instead gathering at—or virtually connecting to—four digitally linked locations: the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University, the University of Washington, Georgetown University, and Lancaster University (UK).
A full schedule of events and a registration portal are on the conference website: https://sites.baylor.edu/ecologyreligion/.
Please join in person if you are within 500 miles driving distance of a conference location (in which case, try to carpool or use public transportation!). From anywhere in the world, you will be able to follow live-streamed presentations and discussions through the website. All events are free, with the exception of a small fee for full onsite participation at Lancaster University.
The conference would like all those planning to attend any of the events—whether in person or by viewing digitally—to register through the portal mentioned above so that they can track participation and plan accordingly. If you wish to travel to the Armstrong Browning Library, see the "Travel and Accommodations" section of the website.
Please share the news with colleagues and use #EcoReligion19c on social media to follow and comment on conference developments.