QUEER SHEPHERDS – PROGRAM

XII SQS seminar for Lesbian, Gay and Queer Studies &
International Autumn School and Conference of The International Association for the study of Religion and Gender

September 19–20, 2019
Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Arken campus, Fabriksgatan 2

Thursday 19.9

8.30 – 11.00 IARG workshop (aud. Westermarck) – Autumn School for PhD students. Hosted by Dr. Dawn Llewellyn: Recognizing our own ‘Gaze’: A Workshop on Writing Reflexively
11.30 – 13.00 Opening (Aud. Armfelt) & Keynote I: Th.D. Petri Merenlahti (Special Advisor to the Archbishop of Turku and Finland): Is Christianity a Manly Man’s Religion?


13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break


14.00 – 15.30 Session I (Aud. Armfelt)
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break (Aud. Voltaire)
16.00 – 17.30 Session II (Aud. Armfelt)


18.00 – 19.30 Keynote II & Temenos lecture, organized together with the Finnish Society for the Study of Religion: Professor Melissa Wilcox (UC Riverside, USA): Theory in the Interstices: Queering and Transing Religious Studies, Religioning Trans and Queer Studies


19.30 – 21.00 Opening and presentation of photo exhibition, followed by food & wine. Photos by Sonja Siikanen and photos from the God Love Pride exhibition by Ilar Gunilla Persson.
21.00 – Evening program, more information during the conference.

Friday 20.9

09.30 – 11.00 Session III (Aud. Armfelt)
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break (Aud. Voltaire)
11.30 – 12.30 Keynote III: Dr. Dawn Llewellyn (University of Chester): Motherhood and Voluntary Childlessness in Christianity: Narrating Religious Reproductive Agency
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 – 14.30 Panel discussion with conclusion (Aud. Armfelt)
14.45 – 16.00 IARG meeting (Aud. Armfelt)