The University of Manchester
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Samuel Alexander Building, WG16
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
Phone: +44 (0)161 275 3064



The University of Manchester
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Samuel Alexander Building, WG8
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
Phone: +44 (0)161 306 1663


What does it mean to exist in complex relationships with machines? What insights can be offered to our understandings of these relationships by the theologically significant theme of ‘love’? What critical assessments can be made of our multiple uses of technologies in shaping our futures, by reflecting on our pasts?

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> Conference: Care and Machines
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Disquiet over the prevalence of social and economic individualism has a long history. In a world of mobile Capital and increasingly mobile people, communities of common tradition and locality appear to be under threat from the advent of a fragmented market society. Are these complaints against individualism justified? And crucially, how should Christians respond to them? Digging down into the substance of these questions, this project will consider the theological, liturgical and scriptural resources Christians have for understanding the notion of individualism in relation to issues of education, public life and the formation of democratic citizenship.



Announcement of publication of collection of essays on Anglican Social Theology--to which LTI Director Peter Scott writes an afterword. For more information, click here.



Care and Machines [conference]: Registration now open

The LTI's next conference, 'Care and Machines', is to be held 20th-21st October on the Main Campus of The University of Manchester.

It features keynotes from Dr Kate Devlin (Goldsmiths, University of London), Prof Stuart Murray (University of Leeds), Prof Jeannette Pols (University of Amsterdam), Prof Noel Sharkey (University of Sheffield), and Dr Aimee van Wynsberghe (Delft University of Technology). Other international speakers will also be presenting papers on their research.

The conference has speakers working in a range of fields and on a range of topics pertaining to care, including self-care via apps and other devices, companionship (human-robot interaction), intimacy, and exploring broader societal issues such as vulnerability, marginality, and risk. A full programme can be found here

Registration for the conference is now open and can be accessed here.




CFP: Care and Machines [conference]

Details of a call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference exploring practices and relationships of care between machines and (non)humans can be found here.

The closing date is 1st June 2017.

Please email for any enquiries. 


Lincoln International Doctoral Studentship 2017-2020 announced!

Please click here for details.

The deadline for this studentsip is passed and the competition is now closed. 


Samuel Ferguson Lecture 2017: Thu 2 March, 4-5.30 pm: Ford on Wisdom


Conference: Theology reforming society, 20-21 January 2017

Conference at Mirfield, 20-21 January 2017.

Speakers: Avis, Brown, Morris & Spencer

Further info, booking: