International Conference in Bamberg, Germany
24-26 May 2007

Programme

Thursday 24 May

5.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Historic Great Hall of the University of Bamberg

Registration

6.00 pm
Welcome
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Philosophy and Psychology

Introduction
Prof. Dr. Sigurd Bergmann, Department of Archeology and Religious Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.

6.30 pm

Dr. phil. Anne Primavesi, Fellow of the Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion, Birkbeck College , University of London
"Transforming Religious Perspectives on Nature in Response to Climate Change "
 
Discussion

8pm
Welcome address
Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Godehard Ruppert, President of the University of Bamberg Reception with buffet - hosted by the University of Bamberg


Friday 25 May
Historic Great Hall of the University of Bamberg

9am
Prof. Dr. John Grim, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University, USA
"Indigenous Knowledge and a Sense of Place"

 
Prof. Dr. Anne Buttimer, Department of Geography,University College Dublin,
"Nature, Culture and the Quest of the Sacred"
 
Discussion

11am
Coffee/tea/fruit

11.30am
Seminar 1
2-4 parallel thematic sessions, where distributed presentations are discussed. Each seminary will discuss two papers, thematically structured after the response to the Call for papers.

1pm
Lunch

2.30 pm
Seminar 2
2-4 parallel thematic sessions

4 pm
Matthias Ripp, Director of the World Cultural Heritage Documentation Center of Bamberg.
Guided walk in the city of Bamberg.
The history of the city through 1000 years and its place on the World Heritage List will be explored.

6pm
Dinner

8pm
Historic Great Hall of the University of Bamberg
"Sustainable Urban Planning"
Public panel-discussion with contributions from scholars from the European Forum and its affiliated bodies and
Beate Weber, Mayor of Heidelberg
Andreas Starke, Mayor of Bamberg


Saturday 26 May
Marcus-Haus, Building of the Faculty of Education, Philosophy and Psychology, Room 232N

9.00 am
Prof. Dr Mary Evelyn Tucker, Institute for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University, USA
" Touching the Depths of Things: Cultivating Nature in East Asia "

Discussion

10.00 am
Coffee/Tea/Fruit

10.45 am
Prof. Dr. Tim Ingold, Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen.
"The Wedge and the Knot: Hammering and Stitching the Face of Nature"

Discussion

12 pm
Closing discussion

1pm Lunch

Departure