CU is set to host the 2006 International Conference on Fundamentalism and the Media. The event, running from Oct. 10 to Oct. 12, is open to the public and is comprised of lectures and panels featuring guest speakers from around the world.
Organized by the Center for Media, Religion and Culture through the journalism school, the conference is intended to hold discussions on the impact of global mainstream media in shaping contemporary religious views, with a central focus on the increasing phenomenon of fundamentalism.
“With all the interest there is in religion across the world, it is becoming increasingly obvious that media play a role in shaping local, national, and global discourse,” said professor Stewart Hoover, director of the CMRC.
The panels will be covering a wide array of topics over the two-day event, including Islam and media symbolism, Christian fundamentalism and media, fundamentalism and popular culture, and religion and politics in Africa. Each panel, which will be held in various rooms of the UMC, consists of a chairperson and three speakers.
The plenary lectures, which are to be attended by all conference participants, will be held in the Center for British and Irish Studies in Norlin Library and Old Main Chapel. Guest lectures include Mar