Ecology & Religion in Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference
September 18-21, 2019
Seattle | Waco | Washington, D.C. | Lancaster (UK)

Welcome to the Ecology & Religion in Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference! This flightless, multi-site, interdisciplinary conference explores the confluences between environmental and religious perspectives and practices in the long Anglophone nineteenth century (1780-1900). In response to the rapid acceleration of climate change since that century, this conference avoids air travel by digitally connecting events at several conference sites in the United States and in the United Kingdom. By lowering barriers of cost and transportation, this approach to networking promises to enable a more diverse and inclusive range of participation than is often possible at international conferences.

The four-day conference features over 70 presenters including

Professor Mike Berners-Lee, Lancaster University

Mike Berners-Lee
Professor at Lancaster University’s Environment Centre and Founder of Small World Consulting
Author of There’s No Planet B; How Bad are Bananas?; and The Burning Question

Professor Susan Bratton, Baylor University

Susan Bratton
Professor of Environmental Studies at Baylor University
Author of Six Billion and More; Christianity, Wilderness and Wildlife; Environmental Values in Christian Art; and The Spirit of the Appalachian Trail

Professor Michael Northcott, University of Edinburgh

Michael Northcott
Professor Emeritus at University of Edinburgh School of Divinity
Author ofPlace, Ecology and the Sacred; A Political Theology of Climate Change; A Moral Climate; and The Environment and Christian Ethics

Professor Gauri Viswanathan, Columbia University

Gauri Viswanathan
Class of 1933 Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University
Author of Masks of Conquest and Outside the Fold

Professor Norman Wirzba, Duke Divinity School

Norman Wirzba
Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Christian Theology; Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics; Senior Associate Dean for Institutional and Faculty Advancement at Duke Divinity School
Author ofFrom Nature to Creation; Making Peace with the Land; Food and Faith; Living the Sabbath; The Essential Agrarian Reader; and The Paradise of God

Make plans TODAY to attend one of four conference sites if you live within 500 miles ground transport distance – and please consider carpooling or using public transport

Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University (Texas)
Lancaster University (UK)
University of Washington (Seattle)
Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.)

If you live more than 500 miles away from these sites, make plans to participate online through this conference website.

Conference Registration is open online, and we ask you to register if you plan to experience the conference onsite or online in any way!

Please use our online contact form if you have questions about the conference and share your excitement using #EcoReligion19C on social!

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