2018 Annual Karl Barth Conference


The 2018 Annual Karl Barth Conference, hosted by the Center for Barth Studies, will take place on June 17-20 at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. The theme of this year’s conference is “Karl Barth and the Future of Liberation Theology.” The purpose of this conference is simple yet momentous: to engage established and emerging issues in the field of liberation theology, broadly construed, and to consider the ways in which Barth’s work might bear on those issues. Our goal is to promote new forms of critical and constructive reflection, and to demonstrate the relevance of Christian thought in a challenging social, political, and ecclesial context.

In hopes of attracting a wide range of attendees, we have invited conference speakers with diverse intellectual, academic, and ecclesial commitments, and with varying degrees of engagement with Barth’s work. The call for papers will enable additional contributions from up-and-coming scholars, presented in two concurrent sessions during the conference.

Registration

Cost

Early Bird Rate (Before March 1): $295 (Includes breakfast and lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday as well as dinner on Tuesday evening, the reception on Tuesday evening, and all refreshments).

Regular Rate (After March 1): $325 (Includes breakfast and lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday as well as dinner on Tuesday evening, the reception on Tuesday evening, and all refreshments).

Students: $90 (Includes the reception on Tuesday evening and all refreshments. Fee does not include meals).

PTS Students, Faculty, Staff, and Administration: Free (Registration still required)

Please note: the opening banquet meal is an additional $30 cost not included in the registration fee.

There are a few scholarships available. If you need financial assistance, please send an email to the Center for Barth Studies at barth.center@ptsem.eedu

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Speaker Profiles

Concurrent Speakers

Leadership

Schedule

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

2:00 – 5:00 PM - Registration

6:00 – 7:30 PM - Opening Banquet

7:30 – 9:00 PM - Opening Lecture


Monday, June 18th, 2018

8:00 – 9:00 AM - Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 AM – Lecture 2

10:15 – 10:45 AM – Break with coffee

10:45 - 11:45 AM – Lecture 3

Noon – 1:00 PM – Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 PM - Lecture 4

2:30 – 3:00 – Break with coffee and refreshments

3:00 – 4:00 – Lecture 5

4:15 – 5:15 – Concurrent Session I

Open Dinner in Princeton


Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

8:00 – 9:00 AM - Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 AM – Lecture 6

10:15 – 10:45 AM – Break with coffee

11:00 – Noon – Lecture 7

Noon – 1:00 PM – Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 PM – Lecture 8

2:30 – 3:00 – Break with coffee and refreshments

3:00 – 4:00 – Lecture 9

4:15 – 5:15 – Concurrent Session II

5:30 – 6:30 - Dinner

7:00 – 9:00 – Evening Social Event (Seminary Library Atrium)


Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

8:00 – 9:00 AM - Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 AM – Lecture 10

10:00 – 11:00 AM – Break with coffee – Check out from the Erdman Center by 11 AM

11:00 – Noon – Lecture 11

Noon – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Workshops

Call for Papers

Those currently enrolled in a doctoral program or with completed doctorates are invited to submit paper proposals on this year’s theme. We invite papers which set Karl Barth’s life and work into constructive conversation with liberation theologies. We especially encourage women, people of color, international students, and new voices in the Barth discussion to submit proposals.

Abstracts not exceeding 250 words should be sent to barth.center@ptsem.edu no later than March 1st, 2018. Papers should be no more than 3,500 words in order to be delivered in 30 minutes and allow 15-20 minutes for Q&A. Please include your current academic standing with submissions.

Accepted applicants will receive free registration, meals, and lodging. Travel stipends may become available.

Lodging

Lodging will be available again this year at Princeton Seminary’s Erdman Center. Details about the Erdman Center can be found here. The nightly lodging rates range from $55-$90 depending upon the room you choose. Please note that the conference will begin early on Monday morning so we advise a Sunday stay.

The registration fee does not include lodging charges. All charges for lodging at the Erdman Center are separate and paid upon arrival at the Erdman Center.

We will update this page if lodging becomes full at the Erdman Center. In the event that this happens, rooms will be reserved at a nearby hotel with a shuttle bus service to Princeton Seminary’s campus.

Maps and Directions

By Air

From Newark Liberty International Airport

The Olympic Airporter shuttle service takes you to the Nassau Inn in Princeton; call for schedule and reservations: 800.822.9797 (within the United States) or 732.938.6666 (outside the United States), or visit www.olympicairporter.com

The AirTrain takes you from all airport terminals to the Newark Liberty International Airport Train Station. Take New Jersey Transit southbound (Northeast Corridor Line) trains to Princeton Junction. From Princeton Junction take the train to Princeton Station.

From Philadelphia International Airport

Take the R1 High Speed Rail Line (entrance on pedestrian bridges and commercial roadway), limousine service (The Olympic Airporter; call for reservations: 800.822.9797 within the United States or 732.938.6666 outside the United States, or visit www.olympicairporter.com), or local taxi service to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, where you can purchase a SEPTA/New Jersey Transit ticket to take a SEPTA train to Trenton and a New Jersey Transit train to Princeton Junction. From Princeton Junction take the train to Princeton Station.

By Bus

From Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City (41st Street and 8th Avenue)
Purchase a Suburban Transit bus ticket to Princeton at windows 16 through 19 on the first floor. Board the bus on the third floor (fourth level) at gates 420 through 422. The bus leaves every half hour between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on weekdays and between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on weekends, and every half hour on the hour until 1:00 a.m. The trip is one and one-half hours. Ask the driver to let you off at the end of Nassau Street where it meets Mercer Street and Route 206 in Princeton, and walk to the Seminary.

By Train

From New York City (and north) and Philadelphia (and south)
New Jersey Transit services Princeton from the north (New York City, Newark), with connecting service from the south (Trenton, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC). Amtrak trains stop in Trenton, and some at Princeton Junction.

By Car

From the North/New York City
Take the New Jersey Turnpike South to Exit 9 (New Brunswick). After the tollbooths, bear right onto the ramp for Route 18 North. Shortly after getting onto Route 18 North the road will fork; stay to the left of the fork, in the right lane. Bear right onto this exit for Route 1 South/Trenton. Follow Route 1 South to Alexander Road (Princeton). Turn right onto Alexander Road and continue to the entrance of Princeton Seminary, which is the first left turn after College Road (Alexander Road will be Alexander Street at this point).

From the West

Take I-78 East into New Jersey. Exit onto I-287 South toward Somerville. Follow signs for Routes 202/206 South. Travel south on 202 for a short distance and then follow signs for Route 206 South. You will go around a traffic circle. Continue south on Route 206 for about eighteen miles to Nassau Street (Route 27) in the center of Princeton. Turn left onto Nassau Street and the first right onto Mercer Street and continue to the main entrance of Princeton Seminary, which will be on your left.

From the South

From southern New Jersey take I-295 North (becomes I-95 South) to the “Princeton Pike North” exit and continue on Princeton Pike for approximately five miles. Immediately after passing Library Place (on the left), the main entrance to the campus will be on your right.

From the East

Take I-95 West toward Trenton to the exit for I-295 North (becomes I-95 South) to the “Princeton Pike North” exit and continue on Princeton Pike for approximately five miles. Immediately after passing Library Place (on the left), the main entrance to the campus will be on your right.

From Philadelphia

Take I-95 North into New Jersey and exit at “Princeton Pike North” and continue on Princeton Pike for approximately five miles. Immediately after passing Library Place (on the left), the main entrance to the campus will be on your right.

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Contact

If you have any questions or concerns, email us at barth.center@ptsem.edu or call us at 609-524-1981.

Please allow at least three business days for an email response.

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