ISSR 2019 Summer Conference Website and Call for Papers Now Live

Dear all, As the summer approaches, we are preparing for our 2019 summer conference which will be held from 21-24 July at the Eynsham Hall Hotel just outside of Oxford. This conference, which will be formed in part by the ISSR's Religion and the Social Brain research project, promises to be an engaging event both intellectually and socially. In preparation for the conference, we have launched a new website dedicated to ISSR conferences. On this website you will be able to read about the conference, location, as well as register, submit an abstract, and pay registration fees. We will be emailing out a formal Call for Papers in the coming days, but we wanted to ensure that you had an opportunity to visit the website and begin thinking

By |2019-04-25T17:41:29+01:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: ISSR Statements, News, Science & Religion News|Tags: , , , , , |

ISSR Conference: Religion, Evolution and Social Bonding – 21st-24th July 2019

The International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) There will be an open conference of the ISSR on Religion, Evolution and Social Bonding 21st – 24th July 2019 Eynsham Hall, nr. Oxford, UK   Plenary speakers will include: Robin Dunbar, Celia Deane-Drummond, Emmanuelle Honoré, James W Jones, Richard Sosis.   The conference is linked to a major ISSR research project on Religion and the Social Brain, funded by the Templeton Religion Trust and will include presentations by the project team including: Miguel Farias, Léon Turner, Joseph Watts, Fraser Watts.   The conference is open to all evolutionary approaches to religion but we will focus particularly on: How religion gradually evolves and when it really becomes ‘religion’ The role of religion in human evolution more generally The particular

By |2019-05-04T04:08:04+01:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: News, Science & Religion News|

Creationism – Michael Ruse’s New Entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

We are pleased to present the following link to ISSR Fellow Professor Michael Ruse's new entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Enjoy.   Professor Michael Ruse is Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor and Director of HPS (History and Philosophy of Science) Program, Florida State University   His publications include:   The Problem of War: Darwinism, Christianity, and their Battle to Understand Human Conflict   Science, faith and the evidence for God   A Meaning to Life (Philosophy in Action)   On Purpose   The Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Ethics (Cambridge Handbooks in Philosophy)    

By |2018-09-25T15:28:10+01:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: News, Science & Religion News|

REGISTRATION OPEN: Being Human in a Technological Age – SASRF/ISSR Conference Sept. 2018

University of South Africa, Pretoria   Dear all, ISSR is delighted to announce that registration for the SASRF/ISSR Conference in Pretoria, South Africa, September 6-7 2018 is now open. The registration form and preliminary programme can be found by clicking on the following link: SASRF-ISSR Programme Sept 2018 For attendees coming from abroad, the registration fee can be paid by credit card during registration on the first day of the event. Please return all signed registration forms directly to Professor Wessel Bentley at or, to myself at More details about this event can be found on the following ISSR webpage:            

By |2018-07-11T13:48:16+01:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: News, Science & Religion News|

Upcoming Science and Religion Conferences

Dear Colleagues,   ISSR would like to bring the following two Science and Religion conferences to your attention: 1. Orthodox Christianity and the Reassessment of Scientific Knowledge @ Science and Orthodoxy Around the World Athens, 9-10 February 2018 2. Being religious, being scientific: the dynamics of science and religion in the laboratory” (Panel #30), @ The Annual Meeting from the Society for Social Studies of Science(4S) Sydney, 29 August – 1 September 2018. Papers are now being accepted for the event in Sydney. Details are as follows: Panel abstract: While popular imagination of the relation between science and religion continues to be dominated by either “conflict thesis” or “complementarity thesis”, emerging scholarship in the social studies of science has brought to light the many ways in which science

By |2018-01-17T13:31:39+01:00January 17th, 2018|Categories: News, Science & Religion News|

Oxford Job Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Natural Theology Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 with a discretionary range to £42,418 p.a. The University proposes to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Natural Theology to be based at the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion in the Faculty of Theology and Religion. This is a fixed-term post available for two years from 1 September 2018. This appointment is a key component of a two year research project, directed by Professor Alister McGrath, entitled “Renewal of Natural Theology: Academic Engagement and Church Outreach”. The Fellow will be required to develop research in the field of natural theology, with a particular focus on assessing its importance academically (as an intellectual interface between science and faith), apologetically (as a means of helping the churches engage with a scientific culture

By |2017-12-28T15:43:46+01:00December 28th, 2017|Categories: News, Science & Religion News|

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Post at The University of Queensland

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Apply now Job no:500265 Area:Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($64,533.50 - $87,535.13) Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term Location: St Lucia The Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), was founded in July 2015.  It seeks to promote high level research in traditional humanities disciplines such as history, philosophy, and literature, while also engaging with more recent developments in the humanities, including cultural studies, communication, and science communication.   The Institute consists of a number of full-time research-focused academics, postdoctoral fellows, faculty fellows, and visiting fellows.  IASH is supported by strategic funding from the UQ Senior Executive and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Most of its specific research projects

By |2017-03-15T12:52:30+01:00March 15th, 2017|Categories: Science & Religion News|

Compassion and Responsibility in Healthcare – March 22nd 2017

Life Sciences and Society. What is the significance of personal responsibility for thinking about health and disease? What can be learnt from philosophical, religious and theological traditions concerning responsibility's relationship to compassion in determining answers to this question? Join Dr Joshua Hordern, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, University of Oxford, Oxford Healthcare Values Partnership, as he explores these questions. Light refreshments will be available from 12.45 and the lecture will begin promptly at 13.15.   Click Here for more information.   Date and Time Wed 22 March 2017 12:45 – 14:15 GMT Add to Calendar Location Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge Wollaston Road Cambridge CB1 2EW View Map View Map  

By |2017-02-22T11:36:26+01:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Science & Religion News|

Assistant Professor of Theology

Boston University School of Theology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Theology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2017. The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar in theology, holding a PhD or ThD in theology or an appropriate, equivalent degree, and having potential for a strong record of publications in the field. The candidate should be a theologian working within the Christian tradition and specializing in religion and science. Areas of expertise are open, but candidates should be competent to teach core masters' course in theology as well as masters and doctoral courses in religion & science. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) and a degree in the natural sciences are highly desirable. Candidates should be committed to

By |2017-01-13T14:47:00+01:00January 1st, 2017|Categories: Science & Religion News|Tags: |

Editorial Assistant or Assistant Editor

Palgrave Macmillan is a global academic publisher for scholarship, research and professional learning. We publish monographs, journals, reference works and professional titles, online and in print. With a focus on the humanities, business and social sciences, Palgrave Macmillan offers authors and readers the very best in academic content whilst also supporting the community with innovative new formats and tools. We are looking for a dynamic publishing professional to join our Palgrave US Editorial team with a subject area focus on Philosophy and Religion.This position will either be an Editorial Assistant or Assistant Editor level role, depending on experience level. For information, see the job listing.

By |2017-01-13T14:46:45+01:00January 1st, 2017|Categories: Science & Religion News|Tags: |
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