**Provisional Programme**

Hello,

Please see the provisional programme for GRAW below:

9:00-10:00    Registration
10:00-10:15    Welcome

10:15-11:45    Panel 1: Negotiating “Alternative” Leadership
Philippe Murillo, Université de Toulouse, ‘Cult vs. Religion: The Female Leadership in the American Metaphysical Religion, “New Thought”’
Kathryn Falvo, Pennsylvania State University, ‘Gender and the Work of Community Cohesion in the Quaker Church, 1780-1820’
Suzanne Gannon, Lancaster University, ‘Memoirs of Women in NRMs and their Cognitive Reframing of Gender Inequality’

11:45-12:00    Tea/Coffee Break
12:00-13:30    Panel 2: Freedom, Ecstasy and Marginality
Vieann Ragoonanan, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, ‘Shaktism: The Divine Power of (Wo)man’
Barbara Bush, Sheffield Hallam University, ‘The Voyage the Spirit Goddesses:  Gender and religion in African and African Diaspora cultures from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries’
Carlton Turner, University of Gloucestershire, ‘Towards Ecclesial Marginality: Women Speak, Men Share, and Everyone Rush!’

13:30-14:30    Lunch
14:30-15:30    Keynote
        Professor Joan Anim-Addo, Goldsmiths (University of London) – Title TBC

15:30-15:45    Tea/Coffee Break
15:45-17:15    Panel 3: Persecution, Exploitation and Legislation
Sam Campbell, University of York, ‘Exploring Sodomy: Encountering Sodomy in the New World, 1500-1700’
Monica Najar, Lehigh University, ‘Gender, Seduction, and Anti-Catholicism in the Eighteenth Century’
João de Castro Maia Veiga Figueiredo, University of Coimbra, ‘Hidden Slavery, Gender Roles and Witchcraft Accusations during the Establishment of the First Holy Spirit Missions in Angola’

17:15-17:30    Close
17:30-19:00    Wine Reception, Northern Stage

Don’t forget to email me at j.rodriques@newcastle.ac.uk to register – registration is free for all attendees!

Janelle

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