Human cultures approach religious questions in ways informed by their cosmologies and vice versa, in the imaginative work of public and private world-building.
Frontiers is an interdisciplinary graduate student conference aimed at highlighting the nature and significance of these interactions. The event is sponsored by the Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) with the support of McGill’s School of Religious Studies and colleagues from the McGill Space Institute (MSI), and will happen Nov. 12-13 at the Birks Building in Montreal, Quebec. The annual CREOR graduate conference attracts scholars every year from all over the world. This year’s event builds on that success and widens its scope by actively partnering with (astro)physics graduate students.
Saturday, Nov. 12th
Coffee and Early Registration
12:00-3:00, Birks Foyer
Prof. Andrew Cumming, Associate Professor of Physics at McGill and Associate Director of the McGill Space Institute
3:00-3:15, Birks Chapel
Public Keynote Address
Prof. Christopher J. Corbally, S.J., Associate Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Arizona, and President of the National Committee for Astronomy, Vatican City State, International Astronomical Union.
“From Calendar to Cosmos”
3:15-4:15, Birks Chapel
Wine and Cheese
Sunday, Nov. 13th
Breakfast and Late Registration
9:00-9:25, Birks Foyer
Raise the Curtain: What’s at Stake in Imagining Time and a Beginning for It?
Panel Chair: Sara Abdel-Latif
Cosmology and Creativity on the Global Free Market 1 (Then)
11:00-12:15, Room 203
Panel Chair: Rebecca Robinson
Cosmologies At Work: Makes and Models, Market Shares
11:00-12:15, Room 204
Elaina Taize Smith
Panel Chair: Sergey Trostyanski
Cosmology and Creativity on the Global Free Market 2 (Now)
1:30-2:45, Room 203
Panel Chair: Kelly Lepo
“Religious” + “Scientific” = ? The Great Urge to Synthesize, Then and Now
1:30-2:45, Room 204
Ming Hui Pan
Panel Chair: Junyu Ke
Lower the Curtain: What’s at Stake in Imagining Endings?
Panel Chair: Ming Hui Pan
Wine and Cheese
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