The first, “Rethinking Secularism,” will feature a discussion of the the book of the same name. Taking place on November 20, 10:30AM-12:00PM, at the Marriott Marquis, the session will take stock of the volume’s intervention in discussions of secularism, particularly in the context of international affairs. Jonathan VanAntwerpen will chair the discussion, which will feature panelists Robert N. Bellah and Saba Mahmood, both of UC Berkeley, and respondents Craig Calhoun of the SSRC and NYU and Mark Juergensmeyer of UC Santa Barbara.
The second, “Frequencies: A Collaborative Genealogy of Spirituality,” will be held November 20, 1:00-3:00PM, at theUnion Square Hilton. The session will revolve around a presentation of and critical reflection on Frequencies, an online project curated by Kathryn Lofton and John Lardas Modern, featuring texts and images about spirituality from eminent scholars, writers, and artists. Jonathan VanAntwerpen will also chair this discussion, and panelists will include Julie Byrne, Hofstra University; Susan Harding, UC Santa Cruz; Ari Y. Kelman, UC Davis; and Jeffrey Kripal, Rice University. The respondents will be Frequencies curators Kathryn Lofton and John Lardas Modern.
More information on these and other sessions can be found in the Annual Meeting Program Book.