Conference Contribution Details
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Brian Bocking
ISASR 4th Annual Conference 2015: The Study of Religions in Ireland: People, Places, Projects
Keynote Lecture: The Study of Religions in Ireland - Topics for the Future
Keynote Speaker
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A discussion of the key characteristics of the academic study of religions, including an analogy drawn between astrology/astronomy and theology/study of religions. A retrospective of progress made in Ireland in the academic study of religions over the last few years, plus a review of current research projects reflected in the 12-paper research 'slam' earlier in the conference and an assessment of the encouraging prospects and possibilities for the future development of the discipline. A review of the 2015 conference is at (on the home page).