Tuesday, 20 July 2010

CFP: Women and Religion - Bristol


Women and Religion: Doctrinal, Historical and Social Perspectives

Saturday 20 November 2010

University of Bristol, UK

Keynote speaker: Dr. Carolyn Muessig, Reader in Medieval Religion, University of Bristol

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring together doctoral researchers and early

career academics from a variety of disciplines and fields to explore the role and place of

women in religion encouraging research and collaboration in the University of Bristol itself,

and with other Universities both within the UK and abroad.

The research on women and religion is often divided by religious tradition or academic

field, and often occurs at the margins of academic discourse and practice. This

interdisciplinary conference seeks to expand the focus of research by sharing approaches

and perspectives in different religious traditions and in different academic fields.

We are now accepting abstracts for the 3 panels running at the conference, each

consisting of three 20 minutes papers. Contributions are welcome from any perspective:

theological, historical, anthropological, sociological, archaeological, etc. as long as the

paper deals centrally with the theme of one of the following panels:

Women Religious Leaders

The Ordination of Women: Controversy in Different Religious Traditions?

Women’s Spiritual Paths: Subverting the Patriarchal Religious Order

We are also accepting submissions of posters, to be composed in A1 format (594x841

mm, 23.39x33.1 in). Six posters (two for each of the above themes) will be selected to

be exhibited at the conference venue. Poster authors will have the opportunity to discuss

their work with participants during tea and lunch breaks.

Please send your abstracts of 500 words or less and posters, both in .pdf format to

Jinho Fashi (thzmc@bristol.ac.uk) AND Massimo Rondolino (m.rondolino@bristol.ac.uk).

The deadline for receipt of abstracts and posters is 10 September 2010.

It is hoped that an edited volume arising from Conference proceedings will be published

Participation to the conference is free, and includes lunch and refreshments. Some help

may also be available to assist speakers and poster presenters with travel expenses.

For more information and registration, please visit:


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