Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium.


Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium

Nineteenth Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium, Graduate Student Symposium

Assembling Futures: Economy, Ecology, Democracy.

The Drew University Graduate Division of Religion is pleased to announce its 19th Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium to be held on March 14th and 15th, and corresponding Graduate Student Symposium on March 13th, 2020. The conversations will be centered around our conference theme: Assembling Futures: Economy, Ecology, Democracy.

What is the relationship of religion to economy, ecology, and democracy? In our fraught moment, what critical questions about democratic processes, ecosystems, and economic structures are in need of (dis)assembly? What possible futures might emerge from transdisciplinary work across these traditionally siloed scholarly areas of interest? By bringing together scholars in religious, theological, and biblical studies, this 19th Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium seeks to activate perspectives urgently needed in assembling possible futures.

Participants: J. Kameron Carter, Gary Dorrien, Paulina Ochoa Espejo, Marion Grau, Catherine Keller, Hyo-Dong Lee, Kathryn Lofton, Marcia Pally, Jennifer Quigley, Joerg Rieger, Devin Singh, Kathryn Tanner.

Drew University has made the decision, like many other schools in the United States and around the world, to close as a preventative measure in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. The campus will be closing and moving to all online instruction, and all group meetings and conferences are cancelled through at least April 4th.

Therefore, the decision has been made to postpone this TTC. The steering committee discussed several options, including attempting a Zoom conference this weekend, but we want to do the quality of papers and ideas justice and are concerned that trying to move everything online in such a short amount of time would lose a lot of the ability for conversation that the in-person meeting offers.

We hope to be able to assemble in person sometime in the near future (perhaps the Fall), once we have a clearer sense of what the next few months will bring for Drew and for in person-meetings.