Columbia University Religion Graduate Students Association

Conference Schedule

Divining the Message, Mediating the Divine

1-3 April 2010
Columbia University
New York City

Hosted by the Columbia University Religion Graduate Students Association

All events will be located at the Maison Francaise (also known as Buell Hall) at Columbia University.

Thursday, April 1

6:00 - 8:00 pm
Opening Address: Bernard Stiegler, Director of the Department of Cultural Development, Centre Georges-Pompidou

Friday, April 2

8:45 - 9:25 am
Registration and Breakfast

9:25 - 9:30 am
Opening Announcements

9:30 - 11:15 am
Panel 1A: Spatial Mediation (Responding: Jonathan Schorsch)
Panel 1B: Temporal Mediation (Responding: Paul Weinfield)

11:20 am - 12:20 pm
Opening Address: Brian Larkin, Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College

1:40 - 4:00 pm
Panel 2A: New Media (Responding: Mark C. Taylor)
Panel 2B: Prophetic Mediation (Responding: Peter Awn)

4:05 - 5:50 pm
Panel 3A: Evangelical Mediation (Responding: Josef Sorett)
Panel 3B: Textual Mediation (Responding: Wayne Proudfoot)

6:00 - 8:00 pm
Closing Address: Mark C. Taylor, Professor of Religion, Columbia University

Saturday, April 3

9:50 - 10:30 am
Registration and Breakfast

10:30 - 10:35 am
Opening Announcements

10:35 am - 12:25 pm
Panel 4A: Iconic Mediation (Responding: Joseph Blankholm)
Panel 4B: Mediating Tradition (Responding: Benjamin Fong)

1:40 - 4:00 pm
Panel 5A: Performance Media (Responding: Joshua Dubler)
Panel 5B: Institutional Mediation (Responding: Obery Hendricks)

4:05 - 5:50 pm
Panel 6A: Bodily Mediation (Responding: Liane Carlson)

6:00 - 8:00 pm
Closing Address: Lydia Liu, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University

See Abstracts for information on panels and papers

See Participants for participant bios