AGIC Programme

The 17th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (AGIC) is very pleased to extend an invitation to our event on March 1, 2012, in the Faculty Lounge of the Hall Building, from 8:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

This year we are at full capacity, having attracted the largest number of presenters to date, with backgrounds in a variety of disciplines, from regional, national, and international locations. We hope to build on this year’s successful turnout and make the AGIC a mainstay for showcasing innovative and critical graduate research.

Please see the link for the full program list of topics, panels, and times.

The Once and Future World: Making and Breaking History

17th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
To be held Thursday, March 1, 2012, Concordia University
Faculty Lounge, Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal.
Admission is free and open to the public.

This year’s theme focuses broadly on the idea of time: how identities, boundaries and traditions within cultures change and shift, the interplay of the static and fluid; how customs, ethos, social norms and philosophies are defined throughout history; and the relationship between eternity and temporality, asking how these concepts are found in religions, societies and civilizations. This theme invites and encourages discussion on history, ethics, philosophy, art, anthropology, politics, sociology, case studies, doctrine and practices and how the making and breaking of history presents across time and places, and how they impact individuals and communities.

Dr. Lorenzo DiTommaso, Keynote Address: 4:45 – 6:00 pm, Room H-763

Lorenzo DiTommaso was educated at Brigham Young, McMaster, and Yale, and holds degrees in Ancient History and Religious Studies. He joined Concordia in 2004 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology. In 2009 he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, and transferred to the Department of Religion.

Dr. DiTommaso specialises in the study of global apocalypticism — ancient, mediaeval, modern and contemporary — with a strong overlapping interest in apocryphal literature. He has authored or edited five books, and written over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and other minor works. His research has been supported by multiple fellowships and grants. His next book, The Architecture of Apocalypticism, the first volume of a projected trilogy, is scheduled to be published later this year by Oxford University Press.