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Expert Meeting: Contested Conversions

On November 22, 2019, the project group will organize an expert meeting with the theme “Contested Conversions: ‘Authentic Stories and Public Responses’”.

We will hold the meeting connected to the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), to be held in San Diego November 23-26, where many of our network associates will be present.

The day before the conference we organize a roundtable workshop with experts and advisors related to our research project. The roundtable workshop will take place on Friday November 22, from 13:00-17:00, exact location tba. We expect this pre-conference meeting to provide us with an opportunity to bring together international scholars from and various disciplines around a shared theme. See our website for a full description of the theme and additional funding and registration information.

We invite participants to write a short paper of 1000-2000 words addressing the theme of the workshop. The papers will be distributed among the participants in October of this year and will not be circulated elsewhere. During the meeting, every participant will be given a few minutes to reflect on their paper, to give ample time for engagement in a round table discussion. Depending on the number of participants and content of the papers, we might split the group in thematic subsections.

If you are not able to participate with a paper, we welcome you to participate as an audience member.

For any further questions please get in touch.


Schedule Expert Meeting 10 April 2019: Conversion and Narrative

11:30-12:45                 Lunch

13:00-13:15                 Opening remarks by prof.dr. Anne-marie Korte

13:15-16:45                 Paper presentations and roundtable discussion

16:45-17:00                Closing remarks

Evening (time tba)  Network dinner