Conference 1: Formal Methods in the Epistemology of Religion (KU Leuven, Belgium; 10-12 June 2009)
Organised by Dr. Victoria Harrison (University of Glasgow) and Dr. Jake Chandler (Centre for Logic and Analytical Philosophy, University of Leuven). Funded by a generous grant from Professor Igor Douven of the Odysseus Formal Epistemology Project.
Keynote speakers: Branden Fitelson (UC Berkeley); Alan Hajek (ANU); Lydia McGrew; Tim McGrew (Western Michigan); Graham Oppy (Monash); Richard Swinburne (Oxford); Michael Tooley (Colorado).
Call for papers: Authors are invited to submit a 400-600 word abstract for a paper of 30-40 minutes reading time. The abstracts are to be submitted by e-mail, as an attachment in a common format (preferably pdf, doc or rtf). The submission deadline is Monday 16th of February 2009, with decisions expected to be reached by Monday 30th of March 2009. Please send abstracts and requests for further information to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc. to email@example.com.
Further details regarding the event will be posted in due course on the conference website.
Conference 2: The Concept of God and the Cognitive Science of Religion (University of Birmingham, UK; 14-16 June 2009)
Organised by Dr. Yujin Nagasawa (University of Birmingham) and sponsored by the Cognition, Religion and Theology Project at the University of Oxford, funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
Keynote speakers: Graham Oppy (Monash), David Efird (York), Richard Swinburne (Oxford), Klaas J. Kraay (Ryerson), Robin Le Poidevin (Leeds), David Leech (Oxford), Graham Wood (Tasmania), T. J. Mawson (Oxford)
Call for papers: We invite papers on the conference theme suitable for 20-minute presentations. Please send the title and an abstract of no more than 500 words to: Y.Nagasawa@bham.ac.uk. The submission deadline is Monday 16 February 2009 (prospective presenters will be notified by early March). Papers should address implications of recent empirical research for traditional issues in the philosophy of religion and philosophical theology, such as the nature and existence of God, the coherence of and consistency between divine attributes, anthropomorphism, and the cogency of theistic doctrines. Selected papers will be considered for publication in an anthology.
For more information, please visit the conference website.