Religious Diversity and the Secular University: artistic representations.

Artistic Representations
24 and 25 May 2018
Room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
If you are interested in attending, please register with Judith Weik ( as papers will be circulated ahead of the workshop.

We devote the fourth international workshop of the CRASSH-Mellon project, “Religious Diversity and the Secular University” to artistic representations. Throughout the nineteenth century, scholars across the disciplines fiercely debated questions about the theological, political, and historical relationships between Christianity, Judaism and Islam. As the modern research university emerged, those questions intersected with questions about the proper place of the study of religion(s) among the disciplines, in ways we explored in depth in earlier workshops of our project. The arts – ancient and modern, textual and visual, musical and dramatic – and the new museums and new urban spaces that exhibited them, the public and private spaces in which they were consumed and the universities in which they were studied, provided loci for some of the most powerful expressions and explorations of these interconnected issues.  This workshop brings together scholars of 19th century painting, sculpture, photography, novels, poetry, and travel literature to explore the dynamics of religious interaction and study through its visual, literary and multidisciplinary expressions.

Kate Nichols (University of Birmingham)
Eitan Bar Yosef (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
Anna Plumridge (University of Cambridge)
Kate Flint (University of Southern California)
Bryan Cheyette (University of Reading)
Liz Prettejohn (University of York)

Judith Weik
Research Project Administrator, CRASSH
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