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Socio-Scientific Approaches to Religious Enmity: Conference and Workshop

Monday, 13 June, 8:00 amWednesday, 15 June, 5:00 pm AEST

13th-15th June 2022, in person and online. 

The Figuring the Enemy research project – a collaboration of Trinity College Theological School and the University of St Andrews – is holding its first conference for 2022. Gathering scholars from psychology, sociology, biblical studies, and theology, this conference will be a broad interdisciplinary engagement on the origins of, and approaches to, religious enmity.

Plenaries will be from:

  • Dr Elizabeth Shively (Divinity, University of St Andrews),
  • Dr Ken Mavor (Psychology, University of St Andrews),
  • Dr Samuel Perry (Sociology, University of Oklahoma), and
  • Dr J. Brian Tucker (Bible and Theology, Moody Theological Seminary)

The conference will incorporate a mix of plenary presentations, paper sessions, and workshop streams to foster further engagement on questions of religious enmity and advancing interdisciplinary socio-scientific research.


Conference attendance is hybrid in nature, with in person participants gathering in the Old Wardens Building at Trinity College Theological School, and hybrid attendance possible. Sessions will be scheduled with considerations given to a variety of time zones.

Registration is required for all participants and will provide access to the conference.

Waged In Person registrations (including light meals) are AU$50

Waged Online registrations are AU$20

Unwaged (e.g. students) registrations are free (but registration required).

Registration here: https://www.trybooking.com/BYXGZ

Full schedule to be released shortly.


A flyer for the event can be downloaded here.

You can read more about Figuring the Enemy here.



Trinity College Theological School


Old Warden’s Lodge, Trinity College Theological School
100 Royal Parade
Parkville, VIC 3000 Australia
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