Researcher biography

BSc, BA (Hons), PhD (Qld), MA (Yale), MA, DLitt (Oxford), FAHA.

Peter Harrison is a Professorial Research Fellow and the Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. From 2014-2019 he was an Australian Laureate Fellow. Before coming to UQ he was the Idreos Professor of Science and Religion and Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre at the University of Oxford.  He works in the area of intellectual history with a focus on the philosophical, scientific and religious thought of the early modern period, and has a particular interest in historical and contemporary relations between science and religion. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Yale and Princeton, is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, a founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion, and a corresponding member of the International Academy of the History of Science. In 2011 he delivered the Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh, and in 2019 gave the Bampton Lectures at the University of Oxford.  Author of over 100 articles and book chapters, his seven books include The Territories of Science and Religion (Chicago, 2015), winner of the 2016 Aldersgate Prize.

Full text articles and publishers' .pdfs may be found on my site.  A few articles may also been found here.

A listing of Peter Harrison's engagement activities be found here.

A full CV is available here.

Featured projects Duration
Science and Secularization
ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship
Science and Orthodoxy around the World (2016–2019)
National Hellenic Research Foundation
After Science and Religion: Involving Theology in Science-Religion Discussions (2017–2018)
After Science and Religion: Rethinking the Foundations of Science-Religion Discourse
Templeton World Charity Foundation

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