The "Graduate Conference on Religion" is an annual multi-day gathering of graduate students studying religion within a variety of disciplinary frameworks. It is comprised of thematic panels that cross religious traditions, academic disciplines, and intellectual and theological commitments. On October 26–27, 2012, eighty students representing twenty-five different graduate programs gathered at Harvard Divinity School to present papers at the inaugural conference titled “Ways of Knowing: A Graduate Conference on Religion at Harvard Divinity School.” Presentations utilized a variety of theoretical, methodological and disciplinary approaches to explore epistemic practices and patterns, especially in relation to religious subjectivities, authorities, and experiences. Professor Rebecca Sachs Norris (Professor of Religious and Theological Studies at Merrimack College) delivered the Keynote Address titled, “The Case of the Disappearing Body: Enculturation and Reflexivity as Embodied Knowledge and Means of Knowing.”
The dates for the 2013 conference will be October 25-26, 2013. Information on the 2013 Call for Papers can be found here.