Our first set of five consultation workshops brought together academic and partner experts, students and post-docs, together with invited experts in project focal area (health, law, education, migration and the environment) to share their knowledge, provide feedback on NCF research design, and contribute to a public forum where key issues related to each focal area were debated. This set of consultation workshops were held in conjunction with the November 2019 Nonreligion in a Complex Future team meeting at the University of Ottawa. Click here to read a summary of the discussions that took place in each workshop.
Guest Speaker: Graham Harvey, The Open University
Lecture Series: Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law, and Social Theory
The first team meeting for the Nonreligion in a Complex Future (NCF) project was held from November 21 – 23, 2019 at the University of Ottawa. The meeting brought together over 65 attendees including team members, international guests, experts, policy partners, students, and postdoctoral fellows. The meeting combined a mixture of focused presentations and workshops to discuss and develop research design, objectives and focal areas.
The Nonreligion in a Complex future (NCF) project held its first graduate student workshop on November 20th 2019, led by NCF Co-Investigator Douglas Ezzy (University of Tasmania). The workshop was titled ‘Qualitative Methods, Religion and Nonreligion’ and saw participation from eleven members of the NCF student caucus, along with two graduate students from the University of Ottawa’s Department of Classics and Religious Studies. To read the content and agenda of the meeting, click here.
A workshop held in October 2019, which had several NCF team members in attendance, and discussed innovative research findings and ongoing debates in the study of nonreligion.
Read the event report, written by NCF team members Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme & Zach Munro, to learn more about the workshop, and click through the thumbnail on the right to see Joseph Baker’s talk on “Conceptual, Methodological, and Substantive Challenges in the Study of Nonreligion” from the workshop: