Workshop: The Changing Face of Religious Authority – Knowledge, Legitimacy and Power
26th @ 12:00 - 28th June, 2019 @ 15:00
In this workshop, a diverse group of early and senior anthropologists comparing different cultures, will work to further conceptualise and develop religious authority as a field of social inquiry.
Languages of Legitimation in the Middle East
6th @ 14:30 - 7th June, 2019 @ 19:00
This graduate led interdisciplinary research conference will be an opportunity for PhD and Masters students to share and discuss their original research around the theme of languages and legitimation in the Middle East.
Workshop: Ottoman Arabic
23rd @ 10:00 - 24th May, 2019
The gathering in Cambridge in May 2019 is the third in a series of workshops which aim at collating a Handbook and Reader of Ottoman Arabic.
Crossing Boundaries? Trade and Connections on the Medieval Mediterranean
10th - 12th April, 2019
This conference aims to shed light on the lives of the peoples involved in maritime mercantile activity in the medieval Mediterranean and the worlds which they occupied, especially as they relate to boundaries in the context of cross-cultural and inter-confessional exchanges.
Conference: Strictly Observant Religion, Gender and the State
25th - 26th March, 2019
This conference seeks to address the question how strictly observant religious groups or "fundamentalists" (Harding 2001) challenge two basic principles within contemporary societies: gender equality and the modern state.
Workshop: Roots, Diaspora, and Belonging - A Musical Exploration
13th February, 2019 @ 10:00 - 17:30
How do people maintain a sense of who they are when they are displaced, that is when they find themselves in a new locality devoid of what gave them a sense of familiarity, security, and belonging - when they are "out of place". When you are not home, how do remember what home was like? When you are in a new place, how do you go about making it feel like home?
Conference: Jewish and Muslim UK Immigration Experiences: Echoes of the Past, Influences on the Present
6th December, 2018 @ 09:15 - 19:30
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Workshop: The "Ethical" and the "Everyday"
29th - 30th November, 2018
This workshop seeks to provide a forum for critically engaging with the analytics of the "ethical" and the "everyday" in the study of Islam and Muslims in Europe.
Workshop: People of the Book - People of Books
13th June, 2018 @ 14:00 - 19:00
This workshop aims to supplement and expand on Erich Auerbach's Mimesis, addressing how faith and fiction seep into perceptions and representations of historical reality.
Emergent Religious Pluralism(s)
17th @ 10:45 - 18th April, 2018 @ 18:00
From Tuesday 17 - Wednesday 18 April 2018, the Woolf Institute will hold a conference on Emergent Religious Pluralism(s).
Pontanima Musical Workshop
2nd March, 2018 @ 10:30
On Friday 2nd March 2018, the Woolf Institute will host a workshop by the Pontanima Choir.
After the Conquest
12th February, 2018 @ 09:00
The Woolf Institute will hold an interdisciplinary conference from the 12th-14th February 2018 entitled: "After the Conquest".
The CORAB Report – 2 Years on
25th January, 2018 @ 09:00
This timely event is a collaboration between the Hampshire Inspection and Advisory Service (HIAS) Religious Education team and the University of Winchester Centre for Theology and Religion in Public Life (TRiPL).
Talk on Trust and Europe’s Crisis of Representation Workshop
7th December, 2017 @ 09:30
On the 7-8th December 2017, the Woolf Institute will hold a two day workshop on Talk on Trust and Europe's Crisis of Representation.
Wittgenstein and Interreligious Communication
24th June, 2015 @ 09:30
On 24th-25th June, 2015, the Woolf Institute convened a conference on Wittgenstein and Interreligious Communication.
Symposium on Religious Conversion
15th June, 2015 @ 09:00
On Monday 15th June 2015, the Symposium on Religious Conversion, jointly organised by the Woolf Institute and the Centre of Islamic Studies, was held at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge.
Minorities and Popular Culture in Modern Middle East
12th June, 2015 @ 09:00
On 12th-13th June 2015, the Woolf Institute and the Centre for Cultural Literary and Postcolonial Studies, SOAS, University of London, held a workshop on Minorities and Popular Culture in Modern Middle East.
Minorities in Contact
23rd April, 2015 @ 09:00
On 23rd and 24th April 2015, the Woolf Institute and the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, held an international conference entitled Minorities in Contact.
The Second Southern Englishes Workshop
23rd March, 2015 @ 09:00
The Second Southern Englishes Workshop was hosted by the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, and the Woolf Institute.