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“Future Humans, Human Futures: Religion, Technology and Ethics”

Summer Workshop 2022

“Future Humans, Human Futures: Religion, Technology and Ethics”
June 6-10, 2022

The Arlington Campus of Virginia Tech
A Research Institute
Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation

 

The Virginia Tech Center for Humanities is pleased to announce “Future Humans, Human Futures: Religion, Technology and Ethics,” funded by the Henry Luce Foundation and held at Virginia Tech’s Arlington campus in the Washington DC area. This 5-day research institute will bring together experts in religion and theology and related disciplines who want to develop a new research agenda to engage with the ethical challenges of technology and innovation. The institute will introduce participants to the humanistic challenges of technology, and connect them with experts across a range of technology domains (Artificial Intelligence, environment, technology policy, synthetic biology, and healthcare).

 

The institute will be led by Sylvester Johnson (Virginia Tech), Rhon Manigault-Bryant (Williams College), Mxolisi Victor Mavi (South Africa). The facilitators will convene the institute in the Washington DC area to guide participants through dynamic workshops, conversations with domain experts, and reflective research design.

 

We invite applications for participants to join the first 5-day institute, scheduled for June 6 to 10, 2022. The institute welcomes experts in religion and theology across a range of career stages (from senior scholars to new PhDs and advanced PhD students).