The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
The Centre for Religion and Contemporary society brings together researchers from across the University of Kent who are interested in religion and the sacred in the contemporary world from a range of disciplinary perspectives. The Centre is a multi-disciplinary venture, and involves staff with expertise in anthropology, law, politics and international relations, sociology, social policy and religious studies.
The aims of the Centre are:
- to run a programme of academic events for national and international audiences exploring the meaning and significance of religion in contemporary society
- to create new knowledge in this field through externally-funded research projects and to develop new cross-disciplinary research collaborations
- to be one of the leading sites in the UK for the methodological training of postgraduate research students working in this field
- to engage with a wide range of audiences and organizations beyond the academic world through public events, collaborative research and knowledge exchange projects, or other forms of consultancy.
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