Girona, Spain

Science, Religion and Health

when 13 June 2022 - 16 June 2022
language English
duration 1 week

The primary focus of the summer school is to provide a strong theoretical and methodological basis for early-career researchers doing social scientific research on the entanglements and boundaries between science religion and health. The Summer School is organized around a combination of public lectures by recognized scholars in this field and paper sessions where participants will present their ongoing research in small groups to get feedback. The program will also include one-to-one encounters between early-career scholars and senior scholars.

Course leader

The Summer School is organised by the International Research Network on Science, Religion & Health, the research group ISOR (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), and the Càtedra Ferrater Mora (Universitat de Girona).

Target group

We welcome applicants working on these themes from a variety of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, history, religious studies, philosophy and political science. We ask applicants to submit an abstract and a CV. The selection committee will prioritise research that has an empirical dimension and is carried out from the perspective of social sciences or humanities. Projects may address, but are not limited to the following dimensions:

- The mobilization of science and religious/spiritual knowledges in understandings of life, illness, and death.
- Debates, controversies, and dynamics around biomedical technologies (assisted reproductive technologies, vaccinations, chemotherapy, genetic therapy, hormone therapy).
- Religious, ethnic, and sexual diversity in the healthcare system.
- Religious diversity & chaplaincy in healthcare settings
- The crystallization of science and religious debates in the public sphere.

Course aim

The summer school will be the starting point of a (voluntary) Tutoring Program in which senior and early-career scholars will work together (online) in monthly meetings for the duration of 5 months towards the preparation of a research paper.

Fee info

EUR 0: Participation and stay for young scholars and researchers are funded by the organisation.


Participation and stay for young scholars and researchers are funded by the organisation and participants should only pay for their own travel expenses to Girona. In some circumstances, the organisation can also provide funding for travel expenses.