Gender and Religion Today
Drawing on the research conducted for the project Religious Sisterhood: Encounters of Gender, Religion and Belonging in the UK, this forthcoming online course aims to offer a fresh perspective on gender and religion.
Taking an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, the course will examine the historical, theological, social and legal transformations in the ways gendered identities are constructed, practiced and negotiated in religious settings.
With thanks to the generous support of Dangoor Education at the Exilarch's Foundation and the Randeree Charitable Trust.
The Woolf Institute is grateful for the generous support of The Spalding Trust in providing The Spalding Trust Bursaries.
- Course Structure
In a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), each week, you will listen to a short pre-recorded video, receive set readings and prepare various assignments online.
Woolf Institute tutors will support you and provide feedback during the course. Alongside fellow participants, you will be able to discuss ideas on the online discussion forum.
Following an Online Introductory Week session, the course is divided into eight sessions:
Week 1: Gendered Becomings
Week 2: Head covering
Week 3: Sex and Religion
Week 4: Marriage
Week 5: Gendered Sacred Space
Week 6: Religion at Home and at Work
Week 7: Social Change and LGBTQ+ Activism
Week 8: Gender and the Word of God
There will be a live Concluding Week (on Zoom) where participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the different topics covered throughout the course.
- Course timetable
Participants will have access to the general course information a few days before the course commences to familiarise themselves with this material.
- Application and Bursary details
Interested in applying? Contact Emma Harris firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before submitting your application, please read the Booking Terms and Conditions and Refund Policy.
The fee is £325 which includes online access to the course and the course materials, tutor feedback and a Woolf Institute Certificate of Completion.