Conference – Practicing Science: Virtues, Values, and the Good Life

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Location: London Global Gateway

Practicing Science: Virtues, Values, and the Good Life

Funded by a grant from the Templeton Religion Trust
Led by Celia Deane-Drummond, Darcia Narvaez, and Tom Stapleford
Run through the Center for Theology, Science and Human Flourishing

9-12 August 2018
University of Notre Dame London Gateway
London, UK


The capstone conference for the three-year Developing Virtues in the Practice of Science project (website) will take place at the Notre Dame London Global Gateway, steps from Trafalgar Square. The project funded by a grant from the Templeton Religion Trust is spearheaded by a multi-disciplinary research team from the University of Notre Dame: Celia Deane-Drummond, Darcia Narvaez, and Tom Stapleford.

Confirmed keynote speakers, panelists, invited guests include:

Public Lectures

Prof. Kristján Kristjánsson, Deputy Director
Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham

Dr. Andrew Pinsent, Research Director
Ian Ramsey Centre for Science & Religion, University of Oxford

Prof. Matthew Stanley
Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University

Keynote Address

Prof. Michael Spezio, Associate Professor of Psychology
Scripps College

Panelists & Discussants

Dr. Anna Abram, Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology
Dr. Markus Christen, University of Zurich
Prof. Oliver Davies, King’s College London
Dr. Fern Elsdon Baker, Newman University
The Most Revd. Dr. Antje Jackelén, Lutheran Archbishop of Uppsala in Sweden and Primate of the Church of Sweden
Prof. Darcia Narvaez, University of Notre Dame
Prof. Rayna Rapp, New York University
Prof. Tom Stapleford, University of Notre Dame
Prof. Michael Welker, Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg

Conference Registration 

The registration fee ($100 faculty / $50 postdoctoral fellows / $25 students) will include all lunches and evening receptions, as well as an opportunity to attend a three-dimensional show of Hildegard of Bingen’s cosmology directed by Professor Margot Fassler at the London Planetarium on 10 August. Registration will open in 2018.

Call for Papers