Introductory meeting in Utrecht, the Netherlands
On 29 and 30 August, 2012, the start meeting of the research and networking project ‘Interdisciplinary Innovations in the Study of Religion and Gender: Postcolonial, Post-secular and Queer Perspectives’ was held in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
A group of seventeen people, both senior scholars and junior researchers, from various institutions and with different disciplinary backgrounds, met to launch and commence on the project, to discuss and plan the activities that are part of the project and to develop our thoughts about research grant applications for the near future. As you can read from the reports written by participating research students (see the posts page), it was a very exciting and inspiring event.
For the powerpoint presentation about opportunities for European research funding, see Presentation EU subsidies August2012.
The objectives of the meetings were:
- To get to know each other and each other’s research areas and interests in our different institutional embeddings.
- To explore the opportunities for collaborate research grant applications and other ways of research collaboration.
- To plan in more detail the expert meetings, publications and scholarly exchanges that are part of the project.
- To discuss the idea of establishing an International Association for the Study of Religion and Gender.
Meeting – programme
|12:00 – 12:30||Drift 21: Sweelinck room||Welcome|
|12:30 – 13:30||Idem||Lunch|
|13:30 – 14:00||Idem||Opening speech by Anne-Marie Korte||Introduction of the project’s aim and objectives and of the way it is organised and funded.|
|14:00 – 14:45||Idem||Opening and introduction||Introduction of the participants. All participants will have three minutes to present themselves and their individual research.|
|14:45 – 15:00||Idem||Coffee and tea break|
|15:00 – 16:45||Idem||Presentation of participating research groups||By senior participants (Auga, Castelli, Hawthorne, Jansen, Longman, Utriainen, Korte).Presentation (10 min.) of the institute and its research focus, the reasons to participate in the project, the interests in and expectations of the project.|
|17:15 – 18:45||City centre||Walking tour||‘Traces of Slavery in Utrecht’|
|19:00 –||City centre||Dinner|
|09:00 – 09:30||Kromme Nieuwe Gracht 80:Van Ravesteyn room||Welcome with coffee and tea|
|09:30 – 11:00||Idem||Presentation about opportunities for European research funding||By the Research Support Office of the Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University|
|11:00 – 11:15||Idem||Coffee and tea break|
|11:15 – 12:30||Idem||Group discussion||Discussion about research grant applications, exchange of (other) granting instances, inventory of themes, and exploration of links to the programme.|
|12:30 – 14:00||City centre||Lunch|
|14:00 – 16:00||Van Ravesteyn room||Group discussion||Plenary and group-wise discussion about the further collaboration in the project, the planning of future meetings and publications, and the process towards grant applications.|
|16:00 – 18:00||City centre||Drinks|
|18:00 –||City centre||Dinner|
Auga, Ulrike – Humboldt University, Germany
Castelli, Elizabeth – Barnard College / Columbia University USA
Hawthorne, Sîan – SOAS University of London, UK
Jansen, Willy – Radboud University, Netherlands
Korte, Anne-Marie – Utrecht University, Netherlands
Langsdale, Samantha – SOAS University of London, UK
Loh, Jennifer – SOAS University of London, UK
Longman, Chia – Ghent University, Belgium
Roodsaz, Rahil – Radboud University, Netherlands
Rijke, Alexandra – Utrecht University, Netherlands
Schirr, Bertram – Humboldt University, Germany
Terhi Utriainen – University of Helsinki, Finland
Van den Berg, Mariecke – University of Twente, Netherlands
Van den Bogert, Kathrine – Utrecht University, Netherlands
Van den Brandt, Nella – Ghent University, Belgium
Van Klinken, Adriaan – SOAS University of London, UK
Van Raemdonck, An – Ghent University, Belgium