Ethnography, Religion, and Ethics

4th Annual Workshop in Applied Ethics

Northeastern University, Boston, MA, October 3-4, 2014

How do scholars study the moral dimensions of human life in the everyday contexts of religious communities? In what ways could sustained attention to “lived ethics” transform the disciplines of anthropology, philosophy, and religious ethics? This interdisciplinary workshop will examine these questions in the context of ethnography, religion, and ethics and explore how morality is constituted in and materialized by the speech, action, and practices of religious communities.

The workshop will bring together scholars whose research provokes an inter-disciplinary conversation on the philosophy and practice of religion and ethics, with a focus on the ethnographic methods and issues that arise in the study of religion. The workshop is designed to be highly interactive, and to provide speakers with constructive feedback from colleagues working on related issues.