ISM Liturgy Conference 2023: On Earth as in Heaven? Liturgy, Materiality, Economics

Event time: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 2:00pm to Friday, June 16, 2023 - 3:00pm
Hours of operation: 

Mon, June 12th, 2023, 2pm – Thurs, June 15, 2023, 12pm

Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center (GBCC) See map
391 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The 2023 ISM Liturgy Conference will explore the manifold ways in which material economies have underlain past liturgical practices and continue to underlie worship today. The conference is built on the root premise that liturgical practices have always arisen within specific economic contexts and have, in foundational ways, been shaped by these. We will therefore focus, in this ISM Liturgy Conference, on scholarly work around issues of liturgical production, distribution, materiality, and power. At the same time, we seek to hold the focus on “earthly” materialities in tension with eschatological visions of Christian hope, and allow the latter to put pressure on the material economies of worship, past and present.

Open to: 
General Public