Faculty Seminar – Faiths and Ferocity: Research and Teaching Exchanges between Genocide Studies and Interreligious Studies

Faculty Seminar: Faiths and Ferocity
Research and Teaching Exchanges between Genocide Studies and Interreligious Studies
July 11-14, 2022

The ICJS inaugural Faculty Seminar will bring together scholars working in universities and seminaries who research and/or teach in Interreligious Studies or Genocide Studies. Seminar participants will examine encounters between these two areas of study and consider how methodological approaches in both fields can challenge and enrich one another in our teaching and scholarship.

As Interreligious Studies programs emerge in seminaries and in U.S. institutions of higher learning, there has been a concerted effort by scholars in a variety of disciplines to define this new field.​​ These programs are not limited to Religious Studies departments, nor are they limited to the areas of theology and religion, but include courses in the general humanities, as well as in peace and violence prevention programs. Political scientists, philosophers, sociologists, historians, ethicists, psychologists, anthropologists, and others also have been trying to understand the complicated role of religion in both fomenting violence as well as bringing about reconciliation.  An important area of study, in this regard, is Genocide Studies.

By bringing these two areas of study together in this seminar, scholars in both fields of study will open up new questions in their respective scholarly inquiries, as well as explore pedagogical approaches toward addressing violence and reconciliation in interreligious encounters. The seminar is a venue for thoughtful discussion and an opportunity for networking and sharing resources.

For more information, including seminar topics and goals, instructor profiles, and application, visit https://icjs.org/faculty-seminar/.

  Deadline/Date: April 8, 2022