As everyone settles into fall rhythms, we wanted to give you a quick preview of the rest of the semester at ESN. We also want to send a hearty thank you to all of you who gave generously to ESN’s work this summer, volunteered at conferences or on the blog, and prayed for us. We truly could not do this without you! We’re also excited to invite all friends of ESN to the following:
As you requested, we’re planning some book reviews and an interview with Karen Swallow Prior about her new book. We’ll also be on the lookout for authors interested in contributing think pieces on big questions in the humanities and social sciences, and of course we’ll continue faith/science coverage as well. We’re also working on a series of general tips for the academic life.
Our regular science blogger Andy Walsh will be leading online hangout conversations about his new book, Faith Across the Multiverse, in collaboration with Peaceful Science. Monthly video chats will bookend each section and provide a convenient drop-in option for those with busy schedules. Visit this link to learn more.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / USA’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries (GFM) is working hard to prepare exciting opportunities for grad students and professors coming to Urbana 18 in St. Louis. If you’ve never worshiped with 16,000 other believers, it’s an amazing experience. And if that sounds alarmingly large for the introverted among us, we’re also planning seminars designed for grad students, an ESN / GFM lounge with opportunities to hang out in smaller groups, and an ESN Scholars program.
Feel free to get in touch, and thanks for being part of our community.
Hannah Eagleson is Interim Associate Director of InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). She launched and still edits ESN’s collaboratively written devotional for academics, Scholar’s Compass. Hannah also crafts other community-building events and materials for ESN. She holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Delaware, and an MA from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. she’s working on a novel about a dragon who gave up fending off knights to become a tea importer in eighteenth-century England.