academic

  • 17 Feb 2013

    The School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester is offering a free workshop on 1 March 2013 looking at 'Equality and sufficiency in distributive justice'.

  • 18 Dec 2012

    It is widely acknowledged among those who still care that academia in the UK is in very serious trouble, says Dr Michael Marten from the University of Stirling. The most infamous embodiment of the current malaise is a mechanism imposed upon universities by successive Westminster governments: a system of ‘research assessment’ driven by an ideology of neo-liberal commodification. Alternative perspectives and mechanisms are badly needed, he says.

  • 21 Nov 2011

    Occupy London's Tent City University, located between St Paul’s Cathedral and the London Stock Exchange, is to host Spanish academic Manuel Castells.

  • 2 Sep 2011

    Why it is that so few ‘secular’ scholars engage meaningfully with ‘religion’, wonders Michael Marten. Or to put it another way: why is it that so many religion scholars depend upon and practice disciplinary heterogeneity, whereas many of the scholars they use do not appear to engage substantially with what they write?

  • 18 Jul 2011

    Collections of books on anthropology, new religious movements, the history of Christian mission, various regions in Africa and Asia, and related subjects are being offered free of charge (other than any dispersal costs) to interested libraries, institutions or individuals. Historic copies of several missions and African studies journals are also available.

  • 10 Sep 2010

    The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, USA, is now offers a PhD programme in theology and peace studies.

  • 16 Sep 2008

    The Vatican has announced an upcoming international conference on "Biological Evolution: Facts and Theories. A Critical Appraisal 150 years after 'The Origin of Species'", to mark the Darwin celebrations and build the science-theology dialogue.

  • 18 Jun 2008

    The Centre of African Studies (London), based at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), is pleased to announce a two-day conference on ‘Researching Violence and Conflict: Methodological