Evolution of Wisdom


July 7–10, 2016

How has the capacity for human wisdom evolved? This colloquium gathers invited scholars from theology and anthropology to explore questions arising from project research on the evolution of wisdom. Many of the papers from this colloquium have been published in The Evolution of Human Wisdom (2018).  This colloquium was hosted at the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University. 


Robert Barton, Durham University
Marcus Baynes-Rock, University of Notre Dame
Dylan Belton, University of Notre Dame
Ben Campbell, Durham University
Stewart Clem, University of Notre Dame
Celia Deane-Drummond, University of Notre Dame
Julia Feder, University of Notre Dame
Agustín Fuentes, University of Notre Dame
Craig Iffland, University of Notre Dame
Jeremy Kendal, Durham University
Marc Kissel, University of Notre Dame
Robert Song, Durham University
Adam Willows, University of Notre Dame


Thursday, July 7

18:00 Opening Reception
19:00 Introduction to Colloquium and Welcome (Celia Deane-Drummond and Agustín Fuentes)

Friday, July 8

08:40 Session 1: Robert Song
09:40 Session 2: Dylan Belton
11:00 Session 3: Marc Kissel
12:00 Session 4: Marcus Baynes-Rock
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Session 5: Ben Campbell
15:00 Session 6: Julia Feder
18:00 Dinner

Saturday, July 9  

09:00 Session 7: Stewart Clem
10:30 Session 8: Craig Iffland
11:30 Session 9: Adam Willows
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Session 10: Celia Deane-Drummond
14:30 Session 11: Agustín Fuentes
15:30 Wrap-up Session
18:30 Dinner

This event is made possible by support from the John Templeton Foundation.