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Conference "Alternative Expressions of the Numinous"

  • 2006-08-18
  • 2006-08-19
  • Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
"Alternative Expressions of the Numinous" is a conference to be presented within the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. This interdisciplinary conference will explore topics including (but not limited to): Esotericism Mysticism Alternative expressions of major religions Religions of re-enchantment Popular culture religions Indigenous religions Paganism and Neo-Paganism New Religious Movements Personalised religion Alternative methodologies Registration will be available from March 30 2006. Conference registration fees will also include admission to several Straight Out of Brisbane events. The conference is presented by: The Queensland Society for the Study of Religion (QSSR) is an incorporated not-for-profit association dedicated to fostering the interdisciplinary academic study of religion. It publishes a twice-yearly, peer-reviewed journal, Khthónios. A special issue of Khthónios will be published containing selected conference proceedings. Straight Out of Brisbane (or ‘SOOB’) is a festival of independent and emerging arts, culture and ideas. The festival runs this year from August 15th to 20th in Brisbane, Australia's 3rd largest city. Former speakers and performers include hip-hop artist Buck 65, religious renegade John Safran, political blogger Tim Blair and crikey.com.au political correspondent, Cristian Kerr. For more information, go to: www.straightoutofbrisbane.com. The School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics (HPRC) at the University of Queensland, houses the largest Studies in Religion department in Australia. The University of Queensland is one of Australia’s prestigious Go8 universities and is also a member of Universitas 21. For more information about the University of Queensland, go to: www.uq.edu.au. For more information about the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics go to: www.uq.edu.au/hprc/ The University is readily accessible from the city by bus or Citycat.


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