Women, Religions and Gender  Relations

Turin, 9-11 November 2016

University of Turin – Campus Luigi Einaudi – Lungo Dora Siena 100 – Sala lauree blu grande | blu piccola

You can find the programme in pdf here.

Languages: On the 9th the language of the conference will be Italian. On the 10th and 11th it will be English.

9   NOVEMBRE

MATTINO: 9.30-13.00

09.30 – 10.30: Saluti delle istituzioni e apertura lavori

  • Stefania Palmisano (Università di Torino)
  • Alberta Giorgi (Università di Coimbra)

10.30 – 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 – 12.45: Tavola Rotonda – Donne, Religioni e Relazioni di Genere

  • Elisabetta Ruspini (Università di Milano-Bicocca): Genere e Religioni in Italia. Prove di istituzionalizzazione.
  • Luigi Berzano (Università di Torino): Ministeri indisponibili per le donne nella Chiesa cattolica
  • Franco Garelli (Università di Torino): La Religiosità dei giovani: differenze di genere
  • Ilaria Zuanazzi (Università di Torino): L’anima femminile della Chiesa
  • Paola Donadi (Università di Urbino): Il femminile tra funzione materna o virginale

12.45 – 14.00 Buffet lunch

POMERIGGIO: 14.00 – 18.00

14.00 -16.00 Panel 1

Per una religiosità (al) femminile: esperienza spirituale, immaginari alternativi ed empowerment

Chair: Roberta Pibiri (Università di Torino)

  • Emily Pierini (Università Americana di Roma): The Glastonbury Experience: Gender and Embodiment in the GoddessTemple
  • Erika Bernacchi (Università di Firenze): Beyond God the Father: Goddess spirituality as a new form of women’s empowerment?
  • Eleonora Graziani (Università di Coimbra): Chi è Maria Maddalena? Riflessioni sul Vangelo secondo Maria
  • Marta Scaratti (University di Genova): Il pianto rituale nell’area mediterranea: le figure femminili del cordoglio

16.00-16.30: break

16.30 -18.30 Panel 2

Identità religiosa e cambiamenti di status

Chair: Nicola Pannofino (Università di Torino)

  • Carla Bertolo (Università di Padova): Spiritualità incorporate e percorsi di soggettivizzazione
  • Maria Alessandra Bianchi (Università di Aix-en-Provence): Questioni di genere nel percorso di conversione di alcuni attori “occidentali” al buddismo dzogcen
  • Monica Chilese (Osservatorio Socio-Religioso Triveneto): Modelli di coniugalità diaconale della Chiesa cattolica. Riflessioni da un’indagine sul diaconato permanente
  • Mara Tognetti Bordogna (Università Milano-Bicocca) e Alberto Mascena (Università di Bergamo): Unioni miste e radicalizzazione religiosa delle donne

 

10 NOVEMBER

MORNING: 9.30-13:00

9.00 – 10.30 Keynote Speech

Kristin Aune (Coventry University): Representations of Religion on a British feminist webzine

Introduced by Maria Chiara Giorda (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento)

10.30 – 11.00: Coffee Break

11.00 – 13.00 | Parallel Sessions

Panel 3

Mysticism, Spiritualism, Politheism

Chair: Marianna Zanetta (Università di Torino)

  • William Pawlett (University of Wolverhampton): The Threat of Mysticism: Angela of Foligno, Teresa of Avila and Georges Bataille
  • Daniela Calvo (Università di Rio de Janeiro): Women’s role in Candomblé’s history and ritual
  • Florence Pasche Guignard (University of Fribourg) and Giulia Pedrucci (University of Bologna): Motherhood/s and Polytheisms: Epistemological and Methodological. Reflections on the Study of Religions, Gender, and Women
  • Jemelka Martin and ŠTOFANÍK Jakub (Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences): Silesian folk spiritualism across gender, class and nationalities: the case of Terézie Černá

Panel 4

Gender and Islam

Chair: Chiara Maritato (Università di Torino)

  • Caterina Peroni (University of Padua) and Elisa Rapetti (University of Milan): To ban or not to ban? The feminist dilemma regarding Burkini
  • Lieke Schrijvers (Utrecht University): Being Dutch, become other. Representing women’s conversion to Islam in the Netherlands in van Hagelslag naar Halal
  • Johanna Lems (University of Madrid): In search of authority. Young Muslim women and religious knowledge in Madrid
  • Laura Ferrero (University of Turin): Gendering Islam, gendering Migration. Egyptian women and their role in a local

13.00-14:00 Buffet lunch

AFTERNOON: 14.00 – 18.30

14.00 – 16.00 | Parallel Sessions

Panel 5

Gender, Religion and Migration

Chair: Alessandro Gusman (Università di Torino)

  • Francesca Scrinzi (University of Glasgow): Women and gender in a Latin American migrant Evangelical church (Italy)
  • Alison Halford (Coventry University): Does the movement ‘Ordain Women’ represent the voice of Mormon Women? American exceptionalism and contested territory in European Mormon
  • Carlo Nardella (University of Milan): The sacralization of differences. Gender and Sexuality in a Filippino Catholic celebration
  • Line Nyhagen (University of Loughborough): Gender Equality, Women’s Movements and Feminism as Contested Categories: A Case Study of Christian and Muslim women in Europe

Panel 6 – Roundtable

Exploring and expanding (the multifarious aspects of) an archetypal role

Chair: Gianni Pellegrini (Università di Torino)

  • Daniela Bevilacqua (University of SOAS): The Motherization of Hindu female ascetics
  • Carola Erika Lorea (International Institute of Asian Studies Leiden): Pregnant males, barren mothers and religious transvestism: transcending one’s gender in Bengali heterodox lineages
  • Romina Rossi (University of Rome Sapienza): A Psychoanalytical Perspective on the Institutionalization of Maternity in Hindu India
  • Paolo E. Rosati (University of Rome Sapienza): The mother Goddess Kāmākhyā: matrilinear tribes’ influences on a tantric Cutl
  • Letizia Trinco, (University of Rome Sapienza): On “failure-at-motherhood”, vengeful spirits and shrines: some folk Hinduism strategies to cope with inauspiciousness
  • Consuelo Pintus (University of Milan): Silence or struggle? A new interpretation of Dalit women’s identity through the role of the mother.

16.00 -16.30 Coffee break

16.30 -18.30 | IARG meeting

 

11 NOVEMBER

MORNING: 9.00 – 13.30

 09.00 – 11.00 | Parallel Sessions

Panel 7

Womanhood and Manhood in Religions

Chair: Luca Ozzano  (University of Turin)

  • Maria Caterina Mortillaro (University of Milano-Bicocca) Women and the Sacred Dance. Hindu and Christian Perspectives on the female dancing body
  • Daan Oostveen (University of Amsterdam): Multiple religious belonging and hybrid religiosity from the perspective of gender and post-colonial studies
  • Darai Saddik (Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University) and Mohamed Bouazzi (University of Casablanca): The impact of cultural factors on men’s and women’s religiosity: Moroccan university students as a case study
  • Katarzyna Leszczyńska (AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow): Womanhood as a normative ideal and womanhood as social practice. Strategies of being women in the Roman Catholic Church organizations in various cultural and institutional contexts

Panel 8

Changing roles of women in religious organizations

Chair: Alberta Giorgi (University of Coimbra)

  • Fran Handrik (University of Birmingham): The Changing role of Amish Women
  • Stefanie Sinclair (The Open University): Gender, religion and historiography: Regina Jonas, ‘almost-forgotten’ first female rabbi
  • Dominika Gruziel (The European University Institute): The alteration of the XIX century Catholic female laity’s religious expression – an investigation of laywomen’s involvement in pious associations
  • Sara Bonfanti (University of Bergamo): Jostling a priestly office? The ambivalence of religious ministry for South Asian diaspora women in Italy

11:00 – 11:30 Break

11.30 – 13.00 Panel 9

Religion and Female Sexuality

Chair: Lia Zola (University of Turin)

  • Nella Van den Brandt (Utrecht University) Rethinking Emancipation and Religious Traditions
  • Sylwia Urbańska (University of Warsaw): The forgotten connection: Religion, women’s global migration, and gender revolution
  • Jelle Wiering (University of Groningen): There is a Sexular Body: Introducing a Material Approach to The Secular
  • An Van Raemdonck (Ghent University): Egyptian women making sense of Female Genital Cutting (FGC): an Islamicate practice

13:00-13:30 Concluding remarks and publication plans

Chair: Alberta Giorgi (University of Coimbra)

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