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