Conference: Strictly Observant Religion, Gender and the State
25th - 26th March
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.
Crossing Boundaries? Trade and Connections on the Medieval Mediterranean
10th - 12th April
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.