2022 Science & Religion Summer School

The Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (IHR, NHRF) and the Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC), in collaboration with the Department of History and Philosophy of Science of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (HPS, UoA), are pleased to announce the organization of the 2022 International Summer School on Science and Religion on the island of Crete, Greece.

 

The one-week intensive summer school aims to provide participants with knowledge of the history of the relations between Christianity and Science as well as with an in-depth knowledge of the relations between Orthodox Christianity and Science. It is addressed to undergraduate and postgraduate students, Ph.D. candidates, and researchers in the field of Religion, Science, History, Philosophy, Technology, Didactics, Theology, as well as to those interested in the interconnection between religion and science.

 

The Summer School will be held from 13 to 18 June 2022. The instructors are researchers from the IHR, HNRF, and other prestigious research and educational institutions of Greece, as well as the renowned professors Ronald Numbers (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA) and Jaume Navarro (University of the Basque Country, Spain). All have extensive experience in the study of Science and Religion. 

 

The IHR, NHRF is implementing the international project SOW - Science & Orthodoxy around the World since 2016, funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc.

 

The lectures and workshops, as well as accommodation, will take place on the premises of the Orthodox Academy of Crete at Kolymvari, Crete where the Holy and Great Synod of the Orthodox Church took place in 2016. The courses will be taught in English and will be offered to a limited number of applicants who will be selected by the summer-school scientific committee.

 

All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

 


2022 Program

Monday, June 13

09.30 - 11.30  Historiography and bibliography on science and religion, (Ronald Numbers)

11.30 – 12.00  Break

12.00 - 13.30  Orthodox Christianity and the sciences: an overview, (Efthymios Nicolaidis)

13.30 - 14.30  Lunch

14.30 – 16.00  Break

16.00 - 18.30  Roman Catholic Christianity and the sciences: an overview, (Jaume Navarro)

20.00              Dinner

 

Tuesday, June 14

09.30 - 11.30  The first encounter between science and Christianity: The Hexaemerons of the Greek fathers of the Church, (Efthymios Nicolaidis)

11.30 - 12.00   Break

12.00 - 13.30  The debate on nature and the Cosmos during the 6th century: John Philoponus and Cosmas Indicopleustes, (Efthymios Nicolaidis)

13.30 - 14.30  Lunch

14.30 – 16.00  Break

16.00 - 18.30  Conceptions of sciences and knowledge of the natural world in Byzantium. Prominent figures, selected writings, and related modern bibliography, (Eudoxie Delli)

20.00              Dinner

 

Wednesday, June 15

09.30 - 11.30  Islam, Orthodox Christianity and the sciences in the Ottoman Empire  (George Vlahakis)

11.30 - 12.00  Break

12.00 – 13.30  A case study of science and Orthodoxy: the Greek state during the 19th century, (Kostas Tampakis)

13.30 - 14.30  Lunch

14.30 – 16.00  Break

16.00 - 18.30  Workshop: texts on the relations between science and Orthodox Christianity, (Eudoxie Delli, Efthymios Nicolaidis, George Vlahakis)

20.00              Dinner

 

Thursday, June 16

09.30 - 11.30  Newton, Newtonianism and religion,  (George Vlahakis)

11.30 – 12.00  Break

12.00 – 13.30  Religion and contemporary science: Scientific creationism and intelligent design, (Ronald Numbers)

13.30 - 14.30  Lunch

14.30 – 16.00  Break

16.00 - 18.30  Workshop: texts on the relations between science and Western Christianity, (Jaume Navarro, Kostas Tampakis, George Vlahakis)

20.00              Dinner

 

Friday, June 17

09.30 - 11.30   The problem of the calendar and Orthodox Christianity, (Kostas Tampakis)

11.30 – 12.00  Break

11.30 – 13.30  Contemporary trends in the relations between Orthodox Christianity and Psychology-Psychoanalysis, (Eudoxie Delli)

13.30 - 14.30  Lunch

14.30 – 16.00  Break

16.00 - 18.30  The notion of nature in Orthodox theology, (George Ventis)

20.00              Dinner

 

Instructors:

Eudoxie Delli, Assoc. Researcher, Academy of Athens, Greece

Jaume Navarro, Ikerbasque Research Professor, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Efthymios Nicolaidis, Research Director, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece

Ronald Numbers, Hildale Professor Em., University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Kostas Tampakis, Assoc. Researcher, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece

George Ventis, Asst. Professor, Department of Theology, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

George Vlahakis, Assoc. Professor, Hellenic Open University, Greece

 

Cost

Total participation fees are 650 euros. These include:

  • Tuition fees/course material for all classes
  • Accommodation in a shared double room at the Orthodox Academy of Crete guesthouse (check-in: Sunday, June 12, check-out: Saturday, June 18, 2022). With an additional cost of 120 euros a single room can be offered.
  • Three meals/day (breakfast-lunch-dinner) 

Travel arrangements to and from Kolymvari must be organized and covered by participants

 

 

Application Procedure

The school is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students and Ph.D. candidates as well as researchers in the field of Religion, Science, History, Philosophy, Technology, Didactics, Theology, particularly those with a research interest in the interconnection between religion and science.

The course will be offered to a limited number of applicants who will be selected by the Scientific Committee following a thorough assessment of the application and the CV of the applicants.

The final deadline for applying is March 13, 2022

 

Candidates are invited to submit the online application form.

Applicants will be informed of the selection results by e-mail until March 20, 2022. Along with the confirmation, successful applicants will receive further information for the completion of registration.

Upon acceptance, fees are required to be paid until April 1, 2022. Any cancellations made after April 15, 2022, will not be refunded.

 

For more information, please write to: sciencereligion@eie.gr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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