Brown Co-Hosts Academic Conference on Religious Freedom and the Rhode Island Charter, Oct. 3-6, 2013

September 30, 2013

This year marks the 350th anniversary of the 1663 Rhode Island charter, which notably proclaimed a "lively experiment" of genuine religious freedom. As part of the larger Spectacle of Toleration project, on Oct. 3-6, 2013, there will be an academic conference in Newport and Providence on the larger issues of religious toleration and freedom of religion that the RI charter symbolizes, from the early modern period to the present. Although many of the sessions will be held at Salve Regina University in Newport, the Saturday afternoon sessions and evening plenary will be held here at Brown. Registration is required if to attend the entire conference, although individual sessions are free and open to the public.