The Ebor Lectures 2021 (15th series)
The Arts and Culture in 'The New Normal'
Short video reflections
Building on the success of the short reflections inspired by our '2020 Vision(s)' theme, the Ebor Lectures Committee invites anyone - including YOU - to share with us a short reflection inspired by the 2021 theme of The Arts and Culture in 'The New Normal'.
These will be posted after they have been approved and uploaded.
An invitation for YOU to offer a short reflection
The coronavirus pandemic has completely changed our ways of living, prompting people in Britain and around the world to adjust to new realities. Among the many events disrupted are The Ebor Lectures in Theology and Public Life. In addition to the Live Webinars we are offering in 2021, the organising committee is inviting people from a wide range of backgrounds - YOU - to contribute a short reflection on the theme of The Arts and Culture in 'The New Normal'.
What we are inviting YOU to do
Send us your reflection on The Arts and Culture in 'The New Normal' as an audio or video recording. We will publish them here and on our social media channels.
We are not looking for long lectures, rather reflections of about 5 to 10 minutes maximum.
We are not being too prescriptive in terms of topic or style. However, each reflection should look at some aspect of The Arts and Culture in 'The New Normal', and offer some kind of theological or philosophical perspective.
People of all faiths and none are invited to contribute.
You can be as ‘academic’ or ‘popular’ as you like.
Without glossing over the undoubted negative aspects of the pandemic, you might want to stress something positive. Or you might want to draw people’s attention to an issue that has been overlooked or dropped out of the news because of the pandemic.
The Ebor Lectures is renowned for attracting speakers who are leading figures from many fields of academia and public life. We certainly hope that some of these will contribute to this series of reflections. But we are about Public Theology, and also want this to be an opportunity for a broader range of people to have their voice heard, to show others their vision, including (but not limited to):
Contributors can be from the UK or anywhere in the world. The organising committee reserves the right not to publish material received, but welcomes a very broad range of submissions.
Contributors are encouraged to reflect on anything they consider to be important or about which they are passionate in relation to the overall theme.
Anyone with access to a telephone, tablet, or computer can create an audio or video file; for what we’re asking you don’t need to be an IT specialist or sound engineer. You can either record audio or video yourself and email the file/link to us, or contact us and we will arrange to record you via a Zoom web chat.
We will post suitable materials received on our social media (website, Facebook, YouTube, Soundcloud), and it would be useful if you can also send us a short biography about you and a photograph if you are willing for us to publish it.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.