Narratives of Conversion: female perspectives

October 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

Monday 21 October 2013, 6.30pm8pm

Chrystal Macmillan Building, Seminar Room 1, George Square, Edinburgh

AWC
A special conversation event reflecting on a landmark report exploring female conversion to Islam in the UK published by the Alwaleed Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge.
Featuring Project Leader Professor Yasir Suleiman, Laura Winterton (University of Edinburgh, Social Anthropology) and members of the project’s focus groups.
ALL WELCOME

Paul Weller seminar: religion and the Census

September 9, 2013 § Leave a comment

Less Christian, More Secular, and More Multi-Faith? Contestation and Interpretation Around the 2011 Census and Religious Statistics.

Paul Weller (Professor of Inter-Religious Relations,University of Derby, and member of the UK Office for National Statistics Academic Advisory Board for the 2011 Census questions on Ethnicity, Identity, Language and Religion), with a response by Amy Wilson (Senior Statistician, Census Division of the National Records
of Scotland).

Tuesday 10th September, 1 – 2.30 pm, Room G2, 19 George Square

The UK government Office for National Statistics (ONS) administers a census questionnaire every ten years. The purpose is to provide data to inform decisions about policy and resource allocation. In 2001,for the first time in its 150-year history, the census contained a question about religious identity. That question was repeated, with a slight variation, in 2011 and results are prompting debate and discussion amongst academics, religious leaders, faith groups,non-religious groups and various other interested parties.  This seminar will provide comment on the data about religion which is available so far, and will be of interest to scholars in anthropology, geography, history, philosophy, practical theology, psychology, religious studies, sociology and social policy, who are interested from both empirical and theoretical viewpoints, and members of different faith communities.

ALL WELCOME

Geography seminar: 12 December

November 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

Institute of Geography seminar series

Timothy Oakes, University of Colorado
Faiths on Display: Religion, Tourism, and the Chinese State
12 December at 3.30, Old Library, Drummond Street

(Followed by wine and nibbles)  All Welcome.

Tim is a cultural geographer who works in China on themes related to cultural industries, development, tourism and situated identities within the broader Chinese context.

http://geography.colorado.edu/people/faculty_member/oakes_timothy

Watch/listen to UoE debate on Sectarianism

June 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Audio and video recordings of last month’s debate on Sectarianism in Scotland are now available online here:

http://www.shca.ed.ac.uk/centres/scdt/PastEvents2011.htm#Sectarianism23052011

 

 

Watch online now: Grace Davie seminar, March 2011

June 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Grace Davie’s recent seminar in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh can be viewed online HERE

Grace Davie, University of Exeter, probably needs no introduction. She is a leading sociologist of religion and author of, amongst other works: The Sociology of Religion (2007); Europe, the Exceptional Case. Parameters of Faith in the Modern World (2002); Religion in Modern Europe: A Memory Mutates (2000); Religion in Britain since 1945: Believing without Belonging (1994).

Professor Davie spoke to the topic of “Understanding Religion in Modern Europe: A Continuing Debate” as part of the University of Edinburgh’s Sociology Seminar series on 09 March 2011

Edinburgh debate: Sectarianism in Scotland: Myth or Reality?, 23 May 2011

May 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

Note that this is a free but ticketed event – for more info and tickets see here:

http://www.shc.ed.ac.uk/centres/scdt/events.htm#Sectarianism23052011


The Scottish-Irish Group
and the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies present an evening of debate and discussion

Monday 23 May 2011, 6.00pm, University of Edinburgh (venue tbc)

The major recent controversy over the perceived issue of sectarian problems in Scotland has stimulated much national soul-searching, media comment, both at home and abroad, and political reactions. But the voice of most of those in the universities who study this problem from an academic perspective has been little heard. This event will bring together a number of scholars from the University of Edinburgh with different views on this complex subject in an evening discussion to be chaired by the distinguished journalist and commentator, Joyce McMillan.

The members of the panel are:


Professor Thomas M Devine
, Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography and Director of the Scottish Centre of Diaspora Studies


Mr Owen Dudley Edwards
, Honorary Fellow, School of History, Classics and Archaeology


Dr John Kelly
, Lecturer in Sport and Recreation Business Management, School of Education


Dr Michael Rosie
, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social and Political Science

The MacCormick Lectures 2011, Edinburgh Law School

April 11, 2011 § 1 Comment

A CHRISTIAN EUROPE?

Joseph Weiler (NYU Law School

 

23 May 2011
Is there a Space for a Cross on the Walls of European Integration?
Lecture Theatre 175, Old College 17:30 to 19:00

24 May 2011
What in Christian Culture may enrich European Self-­Understanding?
Lecture Theatre 175, Old College 17:30 to 19:00

25 May 2011
On the Place of (Christian) Virtues in the European Discourse of Values
Lecture Theatre 175, Old College 17:30 to 19:00

26 May 2011
Concluding Roundtable Discussion
Lorimer Room, Old College 09:00 to 12:00

Please contact
Law.events@ed.ac.uk
for further information

Upcoming Events – Aberdeen and Edinburgh

February 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

KING JAMES VERSION SEMINARS – ABERDEEN

The Department of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen has organised a public lecture series to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. There are six lectures, all given by specialists in the field, examining the theological, political and sociological context of the KJV, its place in Scottish history and its contributions to English literature. Lectures begin 1 March 2011 and are held in the King’s College Conference Centre.

Full information: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/king-james-bible/

 

 

EVENTS IN EDINBURGH

Three events here at UoE that you may not have spotted:

(Taken from the IASH bulletin board – http://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/bullbrd.html )

 

Thu. 10 Feb.

Trevor Griffiths (University of Edinburgh):

“Never on a Sunday? Scotland, Cinema and the Sabbath, 1896-1950″

Scottish History Seminar 5.15 pm, Room G.16, Doorway 4, Old Medical School Quad, Teviot Place

 

Fri. 25 Feb.

David Fergusson, Liz Bondi, Gavin Miller and Steve Sutcliffe (University of Edinburgh):

“Theology and Therapy in Scotland: an interdisciplinary discussion of an oral history project”

Celtic & Scottish Studies 1.10 pm, Conference Room, 1st Floor, 27 George Square

 

Wed. 23 Mar.

Owen Dudley Edwards (Edinburgh):

“Modern Scottish Catholicism: A Reappraisal”

Scottish Church History Society 4.00 pm, Senate Room, Free Church College

Grace Davie Seminar, March 2011

January 14, 2011 § 2 Comments

Grace Davie, University of Exeter, probably needs no introduction. She is a leading sociologist of religion and author of, amongst other works: The Sociology of Religion (2007); Europe, the Exceptional Case. Parameters of Faith in the Modern World (2002); Religion in Modern Europe: A Memory Mutates (2000); Religion in Britain since 1945: Believing without Belonging (1994).

Professor Davie will be speaking on the topic of “Understanding Religion in Modern Europe: A Continuing Debate” as part of the University of Edinburgh’s Sociology Seminar series – all very welcome

Where and when:

09 March 2011, 11am-1pm,

Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square,

Seminar Room 2 (ground floor)

South Asian Seminar 18/11/10 cancelled

November 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

Please note that Aminah Arif’s seminar at the Centre for South Asian Studies, scheduled for 18th November, has been cancelled.

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