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 contribution of religion to social bonding and group size
- The interplay of social, biological and cognitive factors in the evolution of religion
- Evolutionary perspectives on contemporary religion
- The theological and philosophical significance of the evolution of religion
- £560 (residential)
- £140 (non-residential, including lunch but not dinner)
For part-attendance, extras or variations contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To register, submit an abstract, and pay conference fees, please visit our conference website: https://www.issrconference.org
Please submit abstracts by 27 May 2019.
Image from Wikicommons, credit to Rob Brewer.