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Programme summer school and conference day - International Association for the Study of Religion and Gender

Programme summer school and conference day

Programme summer school and conference day

International Summer School

“Critical Approaches to the Study of Religion and Gender: Postcolonial, Post-secular and Queer Perspectives”

17-21 May 2017

Wednesday, 17.5.17
17:00-17:30Registration & Tour at the faculty buildings Grote Gracht 80-82, Spiegelzaal
17:30-18:00Welcome: Lana Sirri- IARG & CGD board member Lies Wesseling- director of CGD Ulrike Auga- Vice president of IARG
18:00-19:30Keynote lecture: Ulrike Auga Title: On the Performativity of Tattoos, Textiles and Islam in Mali. Creating Archives of Agency Photography after the Post-secular Turn.
Thursday, 18.5.17
09:30-12:30Masterclass (with coffee break): Ulrike Auga Subject: Why Theory Matters. Achievements of Postcolonial, Post-secular and Critical Gender/Queer Theory.
12:30-13:30Lunch (catering at the faculty)
13:30-16:30Masterclass (with coffee break): Lana Sirri Subject: Theorizing Islamic feminisms- Intersectionality, Multiple-Critique and Islamic Feminism
16:30-18:00Break (walk in the city, get refreshed in the hostel/hotel)
18:00-19:30Keynote lecture 2: Kristin Aune Title: Domestic Abuse in the UK Church
Friday, 19.5.17
09:30-12:30Masterclass (with coffee break): Kristin Aune Subject: Is secularism bad for women?
12:30-13:30Lunch (catering at the faculty)
13:30-16:30Workshop (with coffee break): Academic Writing, by John Harbord
16:30-18:00Break (walk in the city, get refreshed in the hostel/hotel)
18:00-19:30Keynote lecture 3: Ulrike Brunotte Title: Orientalist and Anti-Semitic Genealogies of Sexual Nationalism. Some Remarks on Cultural Othering and Religion
Saturday, 20.5.17Conference Day
09:00-09:30Coffee
09:30-11:00Workshop: Publishing in peer-review journals, by Mariecke van den Berg & Nella van den Brandt
11:00-11:15IARG annual meeting
11:15-11:45Coffee break
11:45-13:152 parallel Panel sessions. In each panel, 3 participants will present their work (max 15-20 minutes, followed by 10-15 minutes questions/discussion). Panel 1 (moderated by Ulrike Auga): Queer bodies, cisnormativity and colonialism in religious sites and literature Manuela Riboldi: Body, sacred and otherness in Alda Merini and Pier Vittorio Tondelli Amy Franks: Deconstructing colonialism, patriarchy, and cis-heteronormativity in the scholarship of pre-Christian Nordic religion(s) Vanessa Rau: title tba (Jews in Berlin, queer and embodied practices) Panel 2 (moderated by Kathrine van den Bogert): Gendered and religious discourses, violence and resistance in postcolonial contexts. Elisaveta Dvorakk: The Hashem el Madani Collection at the Arab Image Foundation. Agency and human flourishing in a visual counter discourse Arpita Chakraborty: Creation of the myth of ‘manliness’: Interrogating the link between masculinity and violence in India. Jeane Peracullo: Sally Haslanger and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak on the possibility of a mataphysics of resistance and its implications to postcolonial feminist theologizing
13:15-14:15Lunch break
14:15-16:152 parallel Panel sessions. In each panel, 4 participants will present their work (max 15-20 minutes, followed by 10-15 minutes questions/discussion). Panel 3 (moderated by Kristin Aune): Women and gender in faith, spirituality and ritual Helen Patricia Santos: A Spirituality of Flourishing at the Margins: Beyond empowerment models towards a relevant practical prophetic praxis of life in abundance with marginalized women in India Suzanne Vernon-Yorke: Interfaith work as an act of violence against women: a Bradford case study Heleen Joziasse: Kenyan women’s lived-Christologies and their quest for liberative relations and gender justice Sweta Chakraborty: Understanding the ‘sacred’ and ‘secular’: Exploring indigenous analytical categories of superstitions and rituals in Hinduism Panel 4 (moderated by Lana Sirri): Sexuality, citizenship, and Muslims in Europe Aisha-Nusrat Ahmad: Man*-Muslim – Gay. A study on the life situations of Muslim gay and bisexual men living in Germany Sydney Sheedy: title tba (homonationalism, queer Muslims, sexual citizenship, ethnography) Laura Zambelli: Sexual Citizenship in Europe. A study on Polyamory, Polygyny, and Marriage Laws. Emanuela Naclerio:From converted to Muslim: the experience of Italian women who converted to Islam
16:15-16:45Coffee/drinks and snack break
16:45-18:302 parallel Panel sessions. In each panel, 3/4 participants will present their work (max 15-20 minutes, followed by 10-15 minutes questions/discussion). Panel 5 (moderated by Kathrine van den Bogert): Faith, sexuality and sexual health in transnational contexts Christina Schramm: Welcome to Queer Limbo: The living paradox of a migrant researcher Gala Rexer: Reproducing bodies in times of crisis. Body politics of assisted reproduction in Uk, Germany and Israel/Palestine Tinka Bastiaens: Oocyte cryopreservation and female Muslim attitudes Panel 6 (moderated by Lieke Schrijvers): Female religious agency, sexuality and belonging in religious traditions Carolina Falcao: Is disruptive belonging a matter of gender? Observing women agency from the perspective of the discourses production An van Raemdonck: title tba (Copts in Egypt and Europe, gender, sexuality, pious women) Giuliana Arnone: It’s all about reconciliation: homosexual Christian movements in Italy. Some reflections from ethnographic fieldwork Ute Hüsken: Changing patterns of female religious and ritual agency
18:30-18:45Short coffee break
18:45-19:30Plenary meeting
Sunday, 21.5.17
09:30-10:00Coffee
10:00-11:30World Cafe*
12:00Departure