Conference: Transcending Orthodoxies: Reexamining Academic Freedom in Religiously-Affiliated Universities

Location: University of Notre Dame Conference Center, McKenna Hall

"Transcending Orthodoxies" is a reexamination of the secular principle of academic freedom, and a discussion of how a theological understanding might build on and further develop it.  The conference will take place October 29 - November 1, 2015 at the University of Notre Dame Conferece Center.

Two of the plenary speakers are sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies:

Theodore Ziolkowski
Professor Emeritus of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature, Princeton University
“Academic Freedom in the German University: Past and Present”

Tom McLeish
Professor of Physics, Durham University
“Academic Freedom, Transcendence, and the Natural Sciences”

Sponsored by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) with support from The College of Arts and Letters, The Office of Research, The Nanovic Institute for European Studies, The College of Science, The Department of Theology, Depart of English, Department of History, The Center for the Study of Religion and Society,  The Notre Dame Law School Program on Church, State and Society, College of Engineering,  Department of Philosophy, and Department of Classics.

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