CRPL Seminar Series

We have a fortnightly seminar series where speakers from inside and outside the University of Leeds present current research on any aspect of religion that, in one way or another, intersects with public life locally, nationally or internationally. The seminars are open to all with an academic interest in the study of religion and public life.

Unless stated differently, all seminars for the 2020/21 academic year will take place online via Microsoft Teams. All seminars will take place on a Thursday but the time may change in order to take into account the time zone of the presenter. Please see details below to see the specific time of each seminar. If you would like to join us for these seminars, please email CRPL Research Support, Hollie Gowan on who will email through the link needed. In order to do this make sure to include specific seminar(s) that you wish to attend so the relevant link(s) can be sent through. 

Seminars in Semester 2 

Thursday 21st January 2021 // 11:30am-1pm (BST) 

Gillian Chu, University of St. Andrews: ‘What has Jerusalem to do with Hong Kong? Christian voices in Hong Kong protests.’ 

Thursday 4th February 2021 // 4 – 5:30pm (BST) 

Professor Johanna Stiebert and Professor Adriaan van Klinken, University of Leeds: ‘Re-storying the Bible with Ugandan LGBTQ+ Refugees.’ 

Thursday 25th February 2021 // 3 – 4:30pm (BST) 

Dr Richard Newton, University of Alabama: The Anthropology of Scriptures: Reading Cultural Texts and Social Difference.’  

Thursday 11th March 2021 // 11:30am-1pm (BST)

Dr Mustapha Sheikh, University of Leeds:A Tale of Four Rivers: Re-thinking Paradisical Wine in Qur’an 47:15

Thursday 25th March 2021 // 4-5:30pm (BST)

Professor Orit Avishai, Fordham University: ‘Queering Orthodoxy: Everyday Theologies of Life, God, and Sex

Thursday 6th May 2021 // 11:30am-1pm (BST)

Colin Brewster, University of Leeds: Constructing a Theological Ethic for Achieving a Fuller Realisation of the Seventh-day Adventist Vision of Wholeness and Antiracist Witness’

Thursday 3rd June 2021 // 11:30am-1pm (BST)

Dr Raúl Mínguez-Blasco, University of Leeds: ‘Alone against Secularisation? Gender and Religious Identity in Anglican and Catholic Women (England-Spain, 1950-2020)‘.

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