Announcing the 2021-2022 Boston Colloquium on the Scientific Study of Religion

Cognitive Science of Religion

The Colloquium, convened by Dr. Wesley J. Wildman, meets weekly for interdisciplinary discussions of the scientific study of religion. The group is a friendly and supportive environment for people making their way in the scientific study of religion, building connections between early-career scholars and researchers.

The Colloquium meets on Wednesdays from 12:30-1:20 Eastern time. Most meetings involve a discussion of a research article, a presentation by a member of the group, or a guest speaker.

Each year, the readings and discussions are focused on a specific theme. For 2021-2022, the theme is Cognitive Science of Religion. The Colloquium will build on remote discussions over the past year to use a hybrid format that will include participants from a variety of locations. Members will attend the group, read the articles, and engage in discussions. They may also have the opportunity to present their own research.

Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are invited to apply to become Colloquium members for the upcoming year by emailing a CV and a short paragraph explaining your interest in the Colloquium. To ensure optimal group size, the number of participants will be limited, and applications should be received before September 1, 2021. Researchers outside of Boston and Boston University are encouraged to apply.

The Colloquium is based at Boston University and affiliated with the Center for Mind and Culture.