Hosted at Yale University, the Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology reflects a desire to provide a space for students to engage in dynamic, interdisciplinary conversations across curricular boundaries, and strives to connect ethos with ethics, and ethics to applicable practicality. How do beliefs about the environment affect the use of and engagement with the natural world? As an international interdisciplinary conference, we host students researching Environmental Studies, Environmental Humanities, Forestry, Conservation, History, Historiography, Social Sciences, Food Studies, Philosophy, Ethics & Morals, Theology, Religious Studies, Animal Ethics, Law & Policy, and Business & Management, among others. We strongly encourage interdisciplinary work across these topics to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of this conference. Our presenters range from undergraduate students to PhD candidates, and even include professionals who are implementing our academic work in the workplace.
For 2018, GCRE’s theme is WATER.
In addition to the topics from GCRE 2017, we strongly encourage presentations that focus on the ethical relationship human beings have with water. This can include natural disasters, climate change, commercialization and privatization of water, fisheries and aquaponics, invasive species, religious symbology, use of water in sacred texts and/or rituals, drought and desert consideration, landfill and plastic waste, and many more!
Please visit http://gcre.weebly.com/ for more information regarding conference details, submission guidelines, and registration for GCRE 2018.