Workshop: Roots, Diaspora, and Belonging - A Musical Exploration
13th February @ 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: 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.