Worldviews Conference

Worldviews Undergraduate Research Conference

Each spring, the Radford University Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies hosts a conference focused on undergraduate student research.

The forum, which we call "Worldviews," addresses a quintessential topic in the humanities: the distinctly human need for an interpretive orientation to life. Both philosophies and religions have provided worldviews—portrayals of existence and instructions for living—which have decisively shaped personal and collective life.

Students from across the university are invited each year to engage with the task of articulating, from academic or artistic perspectives, the myriad ways this has occurred. By emphasizing a particular worldview or comparing common aspects of various worldviews—such as the search for meaning, identity, or understanding—participants help to enliven our mutual search to discover and understand ways of being human in the world.

No matter your area of study within Radford University or Radford Unviersity Carilion, we hope that you'll consider sharing your scholarship in an upcoming session of Worldviews.

2022 Conference

UPDATE: Event Cancelled


PLEASE NOTE: The 2022 conference has been cancelled and will not take place.

Wolrdviews 2022 takes up the theme, "Hope to Think Otherwise" and is co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Lab.

The event will be help on Radford University's main campus on April 6, 2022. 

We encourage all interested students to consider participating. View the Call for Student Presenters for a description of this year's theme and how to submit a presentation proposal.