Woolf Institute Research Day
Join the Woolf Institute and hear from its multidisciplinary researchers from around the world. For one day, the Woolf Institute research team will convene in Cambridge to discuss their research and propose ideas for the future.
Researchers will report on their work in a wide variety of fields: including anthropological explorations of trust in contemporary Europe, sociological studies of interfaith relations in Qatar and quantitative approaches to intolerance in the United Kingdom today.
We hope that the research day will offer a unique opportunity to evaluate and further develop our diverse research into contemporary religion and society.
Woolf Institute Research Day
9.45 Welcome and refreshments
- Esther-Miriam Wagner, ‘Jewish, Muslim and Christian Arabic’
- Elijah Teitelbaum, ‘Among the nations: cultural development in a diasporic context’
- Lea Zeller ‘Ask a rabbi – Intimate encounters of gender, ethics and religious authority'
- Daniel Staetsky, ‘How to measure Anti-Semitism and how not to’
- Gretchen Belnap, ‘Sufi communities in medieval Egypt’
- Jessica Tearney Pearce, ‘Maritime devotional practices in the medieval Mediterranean’
Mohamed Ahmed, ‘Arabic letters of the Prize Papers’
11.30-11.45 Coffee break
11.45-13.00 Session I
- Ed Kessler, ‘Fundamentalism uncovered: pious, assertive and violent fundamentalisms’ Caroline Tee, ‘Miracles in the Qur’an’
- Srećko Koralija, ‘Doctrine and language: In the quest for meaning’
- Rodrigo Garcia Velasco, ‘Jews and Muslims and the law during the Christian conquests of al-Andalus’
- Amine El-Yousfi, ‘A relational ethnography of local Muslim leaders in Paris’
- Clara Wenz, ‘Arab-Jewish Records of Aleppo’s Musical Life’
14.00-15.45 Session II
- Özgecan Atasoy, ‘How do minority communities adopt new sustainability strategies? The case of the Turkish Jewish community’
- Tobias Müller, ‘Localising secular power. The government of Muslim life worlds in diverse urban neighbourhoods in Germany and the UK’
- Danielle Padley, ‘Victorian synagogue music: Investigating religious and cultural influences’
Austin Tiffany, ‘A new religious leadership: how diversity and politics shape our clergy’ Maryyum Mehmoodi, ‘Understanding : Stigma, self-esteem, and the dynamics of Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia’
- Philip-Luther Davies, ‘Nation and class in Israel: A case study of three municipalities’
- Sun Mi Kim, ‘Ghazali and the universality of law'
- Jan Jonathan Bock, ‘Migration, civil society and the state: Experiences from Italy and Germany’
15.45-16.00 Coffee and conclusions
Attending the Research Day:
- All are welcome to join us for our research day. Attendance and refreshments are free but lunch must be booked by November 1st. Participants who register after this date are kindly asked to provide their own lunch.
- For any further information, or to confirm your attendance, please contact the Woolf Institute’s Director of Research Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner: firstname.lastname@example.org
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