FRIDAY, MARCH 7
1:15-3:30pm: Panel: Secularism in Question
Chair: James Kloppenberg (Harvard University)
Joan Scott (Institute for Advanced Study): "On the Politics of Secularism: Women and Religion"
José Casanova (Georgetown University) "The two European roads to the global secular system of religions"
Slavica Jakelic (Valparaiso University; University of Virginia): "Secularism as a Critique of the Secular State"
3:30pm-4pm: Coffee Break
4:00-6:00pm: Religion and the Law in Modern Europe
Chair: James Chappel (Duke University)
Judith Surkis (Rutgers University, New Brunswick) "The Ambivalent Domestication of Religion in France"
Mayanthi Fernando (University of California, Santa Cruz): "A Memorial to the Future: Remaking Muslims in a Secular City"
Winnifred Fallers Sullivan (University of Indiana): "Identifying Religion: Notes on the Jews’ Free School case"
Respondent: Samuel Moyn (Columbia University)
7:00pm: Reception at CES
SATURDAY, MARCH 8
8:30-9am: Continental Breakfast
9-11am: Religion and Democracy
Chair: Piotr Kosicki (University of Maryland, College Park)
Giuliana Chamedes (Harvard University): "The Catholic Church and 'Christian States' after 1919 and 1945"
Aristotle Papanikolaou (Fordham University): "Lessons from Russia: Theological Literacy in Theorizing Religion and Democracy"
Brad Gregory (University of Notre Dame): "Habermas’s Postsecularism as Symptom: Religion and Democracy, History and Metaphysics in the Age of Fracture"
Respondent: Eric Nelson (Harvard University)
11:00-11:15am: Coffee Break
11:15-1:15pm: Modern Theologies/Theological Modernities
Chair: Francis Schüssler Fiorenza (Harvard University)
Sarah Shortall (Harvard University): "From the Three Bodies of Christ to the King's Two Bodies: A Theological Genealogy of Secularization Discourse"
Friedrich Wilhelm Graf (Lüdwig-Maximilians- Universität München): "Why Theology?"
Malika Zeghal (Harvard University) "On the Impossibility of Separation of State and Religion: The French Secular State and its Theological Temptations"
Respondent: Brenna Moore (Fordham University)
2:30-4:30pm: Early-Modern Origins of the Religious Modern
Chair: Charles Lockwood (Harvard University)
Charly Coleman (Columbia University): "Religion and the Consumer Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France"
David Nirenberg (University of Chicago): "Massacre or Miracle? Valencia, 1391"
Jonathan Sheehan (University of California, Berkeley): "On Bad Faith"
Respondent: Ann Blair (Harvard University)
4:30-4:45pm: Coffee Break
4:45-6:45pm: Panel: Political Theologies
Chair and comment: Peter E. Gordon (Harvard University)
Gil Anidjar (Columbia University): “On the Christian Question”
Hent de Vries (Johns Hopkins University): "Invocatio Dei: Religion and the European Constitution"
7:30pm: Dinner (Park Restaurant, Harvard Square)