At last, here goes:

Gender, Religion and the Atlantic World, Newcastle University, May 15, 2014
Devonshire Building, Room G21/G22

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

10:15-11:45    Panel 1: Negotiating “Alternative” Leadership
Chair: Fionnghuala Sweeney, Newcastle University

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

12:00-13:00    Panel 2: Freedom, Ecstasy and Marginality
Chair: Mónica Moreno Figueroa, Newcastle University

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!’

13:00-14:00    Lunch

14:00-15:00    Keynote
Professor Joan Anim-Addo, Goldsmiths (University of London), ‘Winking at God: Questioning Caribbean Religious Representation, History, and Gender identity’
Chair: Janelle Rodriques, Newcastle University

15:00-15:15    Tea/Coffee Break

15:15-16:45    Panel 3: Persecution, Exploitation and Legislation
Chair: Barbara Bush, Sheffield Hallam University

Sam Campbell, University of York, ‘Encountering Sodomy: English Colonists and Native Sodomites’

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’

16:45-17:30    Round Table
Chair: Janelle Rodriques

17:30-19:00    Wine Reception, Northern Stage
20:00        Dinner, Paradiso

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