International Interdisciplinary Conference "Religion and Culture: Horizons of Everyday Life"

International Interdisciplinary Conference

Religion and Culture: Horizons of Everyday Life

May 20-21, 2009

Universiteto 9/1, 201 Vilnius

May 20, 2009, Wednesday

09:4510:00          Registration

10:0010:15          Welcome address by Director of Center for Religious Studies and Research at Vilnius University, Prof. Rita Šerpytytė

                                Moderator dr. Kristupas Sabolius

10:1511:00          Assoc. Prof. Mintautas Gutauskas (Center for Religious Studies and Research at Vilnius University, Lithuania)

Paradigms of Dialogue: Religious Experience and Communication of Everydayness (LT)

11:0012:15          Prof. Gianluca Cuozzo (Department of Philosophy, University of Turin, Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies "Luigi Pareyson", Turin, Italy)

Walter Benjamin and Giorgio Agamben: Meditations about Naked Life in the Light of the Category of the: “politico” (IT)

12:15-12:45       Coffee break

12:45-13:30          Prof. Rita Šerpytytė (Center for Religious Studies and Research at Vilnius University, Lithuania)

The Nihilism and Ontology of Everyday Life (LT)

13:3015:00 Lunch

                                Moderator Prof. Rita Šerpytytė

15:0015:45          Assoc. Prof. Mara Kiope (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of Latvia University, Riga)

“Experience” in the Context of Value-Orientated Education (EN)

15:4516:30          Dr. Audronė Žukauskaitė (Institute of  Culture, Philosophy and Art, Vilnius, Lithuania)

Bartleby, or the Potentiality of Everyday Life (EN)

16:3017:00          Coffee break

17:0017:45          Prof. Tomas Sodeika (Center for Religious Studies and Research at Vilnius University, Lithuania)

                     Seeding of Silence: Thomas Merton (LT)

17:45-18:30 Discussion

May 21, 2009, Thursday

                                Moderator Assoc. Prof. Dalius Jonkus

09:0009:45          Dr. Aušra Pažėraitė (Center for Religious Studies and Research at Vilnius University, Lithuania)

Recovery of Imagination: Configurations of Mythic Thinking (EN)

09:4511:00          Prof. Giuseppe Riconda (Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies "Luigi Pareyson", Turin, Italy)

Revoliution. “Technical Thinking”. Person. (IT)

11:0011:45          Dr. Nerijus Čepulis (Center for Religious Studies and Research at Vilnius University, Lithuania)

Philosophy, Mataphysics, Faith: Pure Theory or Everyday Practice? (LT)

11:45-12:15       Coffee break

                                                         Moderator dr. Danutė Bacevičiūtė

12:15-13:45       Prof. Jean-Michel Salanskis (University Paris X-Nanterre, France)

Judaism as Observance Coupled with Study: an Anti-Theological Reading (FR)

13:4514:30          Prof. Richard A. Cohen (Department of Philosophy, Institute of Jewish Thought and Heritage, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA)

Art, Sacred Space and Utopia (EN)

14:30-16:00       Lunch

16:00-17:15       Discussion and closing of the conference

19:00                                               Dinner

*Presentation is 30 min plus 15 min discussion.

*Presentations will be translated from Italian and French to Lithuanian (plus 30 min)

*There will be thesis in English for papers given in Lithuanian.