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International Interdisciplinary Conference "Religion and Culture: Horizons of Everyday Life" 2009

International Interdisciplinary Conference

 

RELIGION AND CULTURE:

HORIZONS OF EVERYDAY LIFE

May 20-21, 2009

Universiteto str. 9/1, room 201, Vilnius

 

May 20, 2009, Wednesday

 

09:45-10:00 Registration

10:00-10:15 Welcome address by Director of Center for Religious Studies and Research at Vilnius University, Prof. Rita Šerpytytė

                             Moderator dr. Kristupas Sabolius

10:15-11:00 Assoc. Prof. Mintautas
Gutauskas (Center for Religious Studies and Research at Vilnius University, Lithuania)

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

11:00-12:15 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 on 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)

Nihilism and Ontology of Everyday Life (LT**)

13:30-15:00 Lunch

                             Moderator Prof. Rita Šerpytytė

15:00-15:45 Assoc. Prof. Mara Kiope
(Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of Latvia University, Riga)

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

15:45-16:30 Dr. Audronė Žukauskaitė
(Culture, PhilosophyandArts Research Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania)

Bartleby, or the Potentiality of Everyday Life (EN)

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-17:45 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

09:00-09:45 Dr. Aušra Pažėraitė
(Center for Religious Studies and Research at Vilnius University, Lithuania)

Recovery of Imagination: Configurations of Mythic Thinking (EN)

09:45-11:00 Prof. Giuseppe Riconda
(Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies "Luigi Pareyson", Turin, Italy)

Revolution. “Technical Thinking”. Person. (IT*)

11:00-11:45 Dr. Nerijus Čepulis
(Center for Religious Studies and Research at Vilnius University, Lithuania)

Philosophy, Metaphysics, 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*)

13:45-14:30 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

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.

Organizing committee:

Chair:

Prof. Rita Šerpytytė (Vilnius University, LT)

 

Members:

Prof. Tomas Sodeika (Vilnius University, LT)

Dr. Aušra Pažėraitė (Vilnius University, LT)

Dr. Sigita Maslauskaitė (Vilnius University, LT)

Dr. Kristupas Sabolius (Vilnius University, LT)

Jolanta Saldukaitytė (Vilnius University, LT)

 

Scientific committee:

Chair:

Prof. Rita Šerpytytė (Vilnius University, LT)

 

Members:

Prof. Richard Cohen (Buffalo (SUNY), USA)

Prof. Tomas Sodeika (Vilnius University, LT)

Assoc. prof. Mintautas Gutauskas (Vilnius University, LT)

Dr. Danutė Bacevičiūtė (Vilnius University, LT)

Center for Religious Studies and Research Vilnius University