Jesuits and the Natural World
A Two-Day Academic Conference
Thursday 23 March - Friday 24 March 2023 - Registration required
Pembroke College (Harold Lee Room)
Organisers: Laudato Si' Research Institute & Campion Hall
For more information and to register visit the event page.
With their worldwide reach and efficient channels of reporting and correspondence, the early modern Jesuits were uniquely placed to think about nature, botany, weather and what would come to be called human ecology, in a wider context than any group before them. These perspectives continued to resonate in different cultural and intellectual milieux over the centuries, and up to our present time.
The two-day conference will draw together and critically reflect on knowledge about Jesuit perspectives on the natural world from a wide diversity of disciplines, assessing its ongoing relevance for today. The conference will also showcase artefacts from the rich collections of Stonyhurst College and the British Jesuit Province through a pop-up exhibition held at Campion Hall.
Environmental Humanities, TORCH Programmes