Lisbon: Programme

11 November 2015

14:00-14:30 Registration

14:30-15:00 Introduction

15:00-18:00 Religion and subjectivity

  • Hengameh Ashraf Emami. Paradox of Visibility (skype)
  • José Mapril, Raquel Carvalheira. Recognizing secular and religious subjectivities: a comparison between Portugal and Morocco.
  • Maria Sidiropoulou. Diasporic gender identities in a secularized context: Jews women in Greece.
  • João Emanuel Diogo. Losing my gender: secularism and equality.

18:00-18:30 Break

18:30-20:00 Keynote speech: Chia Longman


12 November 2015

9:30-11:30 Religion, public sphere and controversies

  • Elisa Bellè, Caterina Peroni and Elisa Rapetti. One step forwards and two steps backwards? The Italian debate on secularism, heteronormativity and LGBTQI citizenship
  • Kim Knibbe. Religion, sexual health and secularism: encounters in the African Christian Diaspora in the Netherlands
  • Mia Lövheim. Gender, Religion and Secularity in Swedish Editorials
  • Niki Papageorgiou. Secularization and Gender in Greece: the public discourse of the Orthodox Church

11:30-12:00 Break

12:00-13:00 Religion, public sphere and dynamics

  • Teresa Cal. Intercultural Dialogue : For a Mainstreaming Public Policy
  • Yaghoob Foroutan. Gender Dynamics, Religion, Multiculturalism: Demographic Perspective on Europeans-Non-Europeans in Australasia

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Religion and public education

  • Maria João Cardona, Isabel Piscalho, Marta Uva, Teresa-Cláudia Tavares. The Impact of the Educational Guides Gender and Citizenship on the (self) reflection regarding teaching practices.
  • Eduardo Dullo. A public controversy concerning women’s vocations: mother and/or teacher
  • Semiha Topal. Female Muslim Subjectivity in Secular Public Sphere: Hijab and Ritual Prayer as “Technologies of the Self”.

15:30-16:00 Break

16:00-18:00 Theology, Philosophy, Feminism and political theory in debate

  • Naomi Goldenberg. What is this Slouching Toward Bethlehem? – Is it a New Feminist Defense of Religion?
  • Marcela de F. M. Máximo Cavalcanti. THEOLOGY QUEER: an inclusive perspective of Christian faith
  • Reflianto Muslim. A contemporary analysis: review of bad secularism to glorify women in Europe


13 November 2015

9:00-11:00 Practices, boundaries and archetypes

  • Fadlan Khaerul Anam. Maryam, the Veil and the Question of Primal Father: The Reconciliation Between Islam and Psychoanalysis for Our Time.
  • Anna Fedele. “Secular Mothers” Versus “Spiritual Mothers”: Anthropological reflections on the religious dimension of alternative mothering choices in contemporary Portugal
  • Laura Hellsten. The power of rhythm.
  • Stefania Palmisano. Less spiritual, more Catholic. Italian women on the public scene.

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-13:30 Religion, Politics and Women’s Agency

  • Marziyeh Bakhshizadeh. Muslim women’s agency in secular society (skype)
  • Daniela Cordovil. The agency of religious women: women of afro-Brazilian and pagan religions in the public space.
  • Mariachiara Giorda. Religions and politics, Round trip: belonging is better than believing?
  • Dulce Passades. Once upon a time a girl who wanted to be a president in Mozambique: citizenship, woman body and ethno-gender.

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Keynote speech: Teresa Toldy

16:00-17:00 Concluding remarks



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