CSEE Member Schools: $160
About this Event:
This annual event brings together nationally recognized scholars and secondary school teachers from around North America to make contacts and hear about new developments in the fields of ethics and the major religious traditions of the world. Scholars will share their latest research, and secondary school teachers will share information about projects they are working on. Scroll down this page to see more information about this year's presenters.
Attendees at this event receive a discounted rate at the 3-day American Academy of Religion Meeting ($85). Once registered for CSEE's meeting, a link will be emailed to register for the reduced rate at AAR. Please call CSEE with any questions: 800.298.4599.
8:30 - 9:00 Check In, Introductions
9:00 - 10:15 Presentation 1
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:45 Presentation 2
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 2:00 Presentation 3
2:00 - 3:30 Teacher to Teacher Sharing
Gary Laderman, Ph.D., is chair of the Department of Religion and Goodrich C. White Professor of American Religious History and Cultures at Emory University. His most recent book, which will be the basis of his remarks for this presentation, is titled Sacred Matters: Celebrity Worship, Sexual Ecstasies, and Religious Life in the United States (2009). Laderman is also the author of two books on death in America: The Sacred Remains: American Attitudes Toward Death, 1799-1883 (1996) and Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in Twentieth-Century America (2003). He has co-edited two encyclopedias, and was a founder of the online religion magazine, Sacred Matters. Laderman teaches a variety of courses and graduate seminars at Emory, and his undergraduate courses "Death and Dying," "Religion and Sexuality," "Religion and Music," and "Introduction to Religion," enroll between 100 and 200 students.
Topic: Celebrity Worship, Sexual Ecstasies, and Religious Life in the United States: The Spiritual Victories of the 1960s Counterculture Today
- - - - -
Michael Friedman is a Wexner Graduate Fellow in Jewish Studies pursuing his Ph.D. at Georgetown University. His research focuses on intersections of Jews and non-Jews, and he specializes in the history of interfaith dialogue in Jewish communities since Vatican II. Mike previously taught World Religions and Ethics courses as the Woods Teaching Fellow in Religion & Philosophy at The Lawrenceville School, and he currently teaches Introduction to Buddhism at Georgetown. Mike also holds a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School in Buddhist Studies and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Yale University in Religious Studies and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations.
Topic: Jewish Denominationalism From Renewal to Ultra-Orthodoxy
Teaching about Judaism often presents a misleadingly monolithic picture of what contemporary Jewish life looks like. This presentation will reflect on the lived experience of Jews across the spectrum of Jewish denominationalism, with a spotlight on how to teach differences between the movements in terms of both mundane and divisive issues.
- - - - -
Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger is Professor in the Department of Religion at Emory University, where her primary interest is in bringing unwritten religious traditions (focusing on women's and lower-caste traditions) of central and south India into the mainstream teaching and study of religion. Her most recent book is titled Everyday Hinduism (Wiley, 2015); it was preceded by When the World Becomes Female: Possibilities of a South Indian Goddess (2013) and In Amma's Healing Room: Gender & Vernacular Islam in South India (2006).
Topic: Goddesses, Rituals and Narratives Left Behind: A South Indian Village Goddess Missing in the Diaspora
What past participants have said about this event:
"Great range of presentations in a small amount of time. Very rich." - 2013 Participant
"I found the Teacher-to-Teacher session very useful!" - 2013 Participant
"I liked the combination of teacher sharing and scholar sharing, and simply having the opportunity to talk with other teachers makes it worthwhile." - 2013 Participant
If attending the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, hotel reservations can be made under their conference rates. See more information here.
If just attending the CSEE meeting, there are a couple hotels in the area not booked for AAR. We recommend making reservations as soon as possible. These include:
The Hampton Inn (0.2 miles away, $149 per night, plus tax)
Courtyard Marriott, Downtown Atlanta (0.2 miles away, $149 per night, plus tax)