2020 Graduate Student Conference

Death: A Graduate Student Conference

March 6-7, 2020
Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall (194 Meeting Street)

Keynote Speaker: Joseph R. Winters, Duke University
"Death, Spirituality, and the Matter of Blackness"

The Department of Religious Studies at Brown University is pleased to announce that its 2020 graduate student conference will be held on March 6-7, 2020 in Providence, RI.  Organized biennially, the conference gathers together a diverse array of graduate students and Brown University faculty with a keynote speaker from another institution for two days of lively dialogue and exchange on a variety of topics relevant to religious studies and its related interdisciplines.  This year's conference, titled, simply, "Death," seeks to explore the significance of death and dying in and for the academic study of religion -- i.e., its social organization, rituals, doctrines, practices, and experienes -- and vice versa.  

Further information may be found at the links below:

For any additional questions, please email [email protected].

The 2020 Organizing Committee:

  • Nicholas Andersen
  • Chavi Banker
  • Tali Hershkovitz
  • Christopher Yang

The cover art and conference theme were designed by Soo Joo.  More information about Soo and her work can be found here: http:www.soojoo-studio.com/.