On Earth as in Heaven? Liturgy, Materiality, Economics

Register here for the 2023 ISM Liturgy Conference to be held at Yale University in New Haven, CT from Monday June 12-Thursday June 15, 2023

  • Non-Yale registrants:
    • Regular $200
    • Part-time faculty $100
    • Student $100
  • Yale affiliated registrants $0

On Earth as in Heaven? Liturgy, Materiality, Economics will explore the manifold ways in which material economies have underlain past liturgical practices and continue to underlie worship today. It is built on the root premise that liturgical practices have always arisen within specific economic contexts and have, in foundational ways, been shaped by these. The conference will therefore focus on scholarly work around issues of liturgical production, distribution, materiality, and power. At the same time, it will explore “earthly” materialities in tension with eschatological visions of Christian hope, and allow the latter to put pressure on the material economies of worship, past and present.

In the links to the left, view the complete schedule, speaker bios, and travel details. The conference will take place at the following location:

Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center at Yale University See map
391 Prospect Street

New Haven, CT 06511


Image: Textile Panel with the Last Supper. 17th century. Maker unknown. Details.