Past events

IRTG April 2014

Guest Speaker: Bertrand Lavoie, University of Sherbrooke

Seminar Series: Building Bridges, Lunch and Learn

 

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Guest Speaker: Camila Silva Nicácio, Federal University of Minas Gerais

Seminar Series: Building Bridges, Lunch and Learn

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The third installment in our webinar series with author Ryan T. Cragun (The University of Tampa)

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Read the article he discusses here: Mapping Religion’s Other: A Review of the Study of Nonreligion and Secularity

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The second installment in our webinar series with author Johannes Quack (University of Zurich)

CONSULTATION WORKSHOPS: NOVEMBER 2019

Date: November 22, 2019

Location: University of Ottawa

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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.

UNDERSTANDING UNBELIEF PROJECT PRESENTATION

Date: November 22, 2019

Location: University of Ottawa

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During the first annual team meeting of the Nonreligion in a Complex Future (NCF) project at the University of Ottawa in November 2019, we were honored to have Dr. Jonathan Lanman present the findings of the Understanding Unbelief  project, on which he is a programme co-leader.

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RELIGION AS RELATIONS WITH(IN) THE LARGER-THAN-HUMAN WORLD

Date: November 21, 2019

Location: University of Ottawa

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Guest Speaker: Graham Harvey, The Open University

Lecture Series: Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law, and Social Theory

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NONRELIGION IN A COMPLEX FUTURE 2019 TEAM MEETING

Start date: November 21, 2019 - End date: November 23, 2019

Location: University of Ottawa

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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.

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STUDENT WORKSHOP: QUALITATIVE METHODS, RELIGION AND NONRELIGION

Date: November 20, 2019

Location: University of Ottawa

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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.

NONRELIGION AND SECULARITY IN CANADA

Start date: October 18, 2019 - End date: October 19, 2019

Location: University of Waterloo

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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: