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Beyond 'Religion versus Emancipation’

Final Conference: Religious Transformation and Gender

Religious Transformation and Gender
Contestations in/and the study of religion, gender and sexuality

As our five-year research project draws to a close, we are happy to welcome you to our final conference, which will take place March 10-12, 2021 in Utrecht.

The three-day conference will be partially funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO), who has funded our research project “Beyond ‘Religion vs Emancipation’: Gender and Sexuality in Women’s Conversions to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in Contemporary Western Europe” for the past five years. Read more about the project here.

The conference invites contributions that focus on the theme of Religious Transformation and Gender in a broad sense, click here to find the full Call for Papers and Conference description.

We have invited several keynote speakers, who will present their research during the conference. We will shortly introduce them on this page.


(Preliminary) Schedule Final Conference 10-12 March 2021: Religious Transformation and Gender:


Wednesday, March 10 2021

1:00 PM  Welcome & Opening Remarks  Prof. dr. Anne-Marie Korte (Utrecht University, project PI)

1:30 PM  Opening Keynote address (first session) & discussion

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3:00 PM  Coffee break

3:15 PM  Roundtable (second session)

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5:00 PM  End of first day

7:00 PM Public event (in Dutch)


Thursday, March 11 2021

9:30 AM  Panel & discussion (third session)

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11:15 AM Coffee break

11:30 PM  Keynote address & discussion (fourth session)

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1:00 PM Lunch (provided on site)

2:00 PM Panel & discussion (fifth session)

3:45 PM  Coffee break

4:00 PM Roundtable (sixth session)

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5:30 PM  End of second day

7:00 PM Conference Dinner (buffet served on site)


Friday, March 12 2021

9:30 AM  Keynote address & discussion (seventh session)

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11:15 AM Coffee break

11:30 PM  Panel & discussion (eighth session)

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1:00 PM Lunch (provided on site)

2:00 PM Keynote address & discussion (ninth session, to be confirmed)

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3:45 PM  Coffee break

4:00 PM Final remarks & plenary discussion

5:00 PM  End of conference, drinks