Conference Details

February 28 – March 01 2014
Theological Hall, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

The conference is open to everyone and there is no fee to register.

February 28, 2014

5:30pm On-Site Conference Registration for conference presenters
6:30pm Panel Discussion – Convocation Hall
8:00pm Reception – Queen’s Grad Club

Panel Discussion: What is the Value of a Humanities Education?

James Miller, School of Religion, Queen’s University
Gary Kibbins, Department of Film and Media, Queen’s University
Asha Varadharajan, Department of English, Queen’s University
Russell T. McCutcheon, Department of Religious Studies, Univeristy of Alabama

March 01, 2014

8:00am On-Site Conference Registration for presenters and all other attendees
9:00-10:45 Panels 1 and 2 Concurrently
10:50-12:20 Panels 3 and 4 Concurrently
12:20-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-2:45 Keynote Address
2:45-4:30 Panels 5 and 6 Concurrently
4:30-4:45 Coffee Break
4:45-6:15 Panels 7 and 8 Concurrently

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Dr. Russell T. McCutcheon

Russell McCutcheon is Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. Interested generally in issues of theory in the study of religion, and specifically in the social and political utility of classification, he studied at Queen’s University and the University of Toronto and, since 1993, has worked at three different public universities in the US. He was an early editor of Method & Theory in the Study of Religion (1991-2001 and again in 2012) and has authored a variety of monographs and edited volumes, from Manufacturing Religion (Oxford University Press 1997) and The Sacred is the Profane (with Bill Arnal, Oxford University Press 2013) to his forthcoming Entanglements: Marking Place in the Field of Religion (Equinox 2014). He teaches a variety of courses, on such topics as the rhetoric of religious experience or authenticity, and continues his research on such topics as religion and modernity. He is a member of Culture on the Edge (, a research collaborative, and, along with his wife, Marcia, has a dog, Izzy.

This conference is generously funded by Queen’s University School of Religion