Workshops, conferences 2017


Refugees and Religion

Date: 14-15 December 2017

Utrecht University, Janskerkhof 13, Stijlkamer
Conveners: Birgit Meyer & Peter van der Veer

Thursday 14 December 2017

09.30 Introduction

10.00 Peter van der Veer:
Refugees, Religion and the Nation

10.45 Elizabeth McAlister:
Religion, Refugees and National Security in the “Failed State” of Haiti

11.45 Alexander Kenneth-Nagel:
Hegemonial Neutrality: How German Refugee Reception Centers Deal with Religious Diversity and Practice

13.30 Carmen Becker:
Materiality and Spatiality in the Process of Becoming a “Refugee”

14.15 Abdoulaye Sounaye:
Ritual Space and Religious Practice in Refugee Situation: Young West Africans in Berlin, Germany

15.15 Miriam Schader:
Refugees, Religion and the Politics and Administration of Death

16.00 Johara Barriane:
Sub-Saharan Migration and Christian Place-making in Morocco: Reflections on the Nexus between Religion and Mobility in a Muslim Urban Context

16.45 Lucien van Liere:
The Matter of War

Friday 15 December 2017

9.30 Janet Hoskins:
Refugees in the Land of Awes: Vietnamese Arrivals and Departures

10.15 Tam Ngo and Nga Mai:
Between Nations and Sanghas: Searching for a Vietnamese Buddhist Space in Berlin

11.45 Heleen Murre van der Berg:
The “Mor Ephrem Bookshop”: Language and Religion in the Transnational Syriac Orthodox Community

12.30 Annelise Reid:
Redemption and “Re-birth”: Trajectories of Inclusion among Persian Speaking Refugees in the Netherlands