Events fall 2020 & spring 2021

Events fall 2020 & spring 2021

Dear members of the IARG,

We hope that you, your families and friends are fine. This year of 2020 affected us with different challenges.

We like to inform you about 5 different events that we have planned for 2020 and 2021. We are glad that we could reorganise our conferences to online formats and are grateful to those who have offered to host our events. 

Since we are an international organisation, the board was thinking of how to react to the COVID-19 pandemic, which also affects academic work inside and outside our universities, researchers and PhD projects. So, we developed the idea to focus on this particular issue in our 2020 IARG Workshop named “Research  Slam”,  which will be connected with our Annual General Assembly 2020.
In brief:

1) IARG SYMPOSIUM “GENDER AND DIVERSITY IN CONTEMPORARY YOGA”Thursday, 22 October 2020, 09.00-19.00 (GMT +1)University of Ghent, Belgium (online)
Organisers: Prof. Dr. Chia Longman, Dr. Carine Plancke
Centre for Research on Culture and Gender, Ghent University
Please, register by sending an email to: 

2) IARG Annual General Assembly 2020 (online/ zoom)Friday, 23 October 2020, 13.00-14.30 (GMT +1)

3) IARG WORKSHOP 2020 (online/ zoom)
For registration, please, send an email with your name and university affiliation to: by 30 September 2020. 
Cooperation IARG – Centre for Gender and Diversity of Maastricht University, Centre for Gender and Diversity of Maastricht University
Friday, 23 October 2020, 15.00-17.00 (GMT +1)

4) IARG Book Launch (online/ zoom)
Ulrike E. Auga, An Epistemology of Religion and Gender: Biopolitics – Performativity – Agency, London/ New York: Routledge 2020.
Friday, 23 October 2020, 17.00 (GMT +1)
Prof Dr Ulrike E. Auga’s monograph
“An Epistemology of Religion and Gender: Biopolitics – Performativity – Agency”
opens the IARG book series “Routledge Critical Studies in Religion, Gender and Sexuality”.

11 and 12 March 2021 (Thursday and Friday), Utrecht University, the Netherlands (online)
in association with
Final conference of the NWO project “Beyond ‘Religion versus Emancipation’: Gender and Sexuality in Women’s Conversions to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in Contemporary Western Europe”
Organized by: Prof Dr. Anne-Marie Korte, Dr. Mariecke van den Berg, Dr. Nella van den Brandt, Lieke Schrijvers, Utrecht University
Please, submit your proposal before October 15, 2020 via
More information is available under
The DEADLINE for proposals might be postponed.

On the website through ‘Conferences’ you can find more information about these events. Updates will be coming soon through our website and our email list.

We look very much forward to seeing you soon via zoom. It would be wonderful if we could use the travel limitations to have active digital gatherings. The events also include informal parts of exchange.

If you have further questions and comments, please, do come back to the board.

With all my best wishes in the name of the IARG board, 

Ulrike Auga with Kristin Aune, Elisaveta Dvorakk, Dawn LLewellyn, Chia Longman, Marlijn Meijer and Lana Sirri