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Borders and Boundaries, Belfast

Dr Steven Sutcliffe and Dr Chris Cotter have co-organised the first joint conference of the British Association for the Study of Religions and the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions.

Dr Dr Steven Sutcliffe

The event, ‘Borders and Boundaries: Religion on the Periphery,’ is taking place at Queens University, Belfast, 3-5 September 2018. It is the first ever joint conference between the British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR) and the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (ISASR), and is BASR’s first conference in Northern Ireland.

Discussions will range widely, exploring the symbolic divides associated with identity, belief and belonging.

Leading roles

Dr Steven Sutcliffe, our Senior Lecturer in the Study of Religion, is President of BASR (pictured top).

Dr Christopher Cotter

Dr Cotter, our Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, is Treasurer of BASR and a key figure in the conference organisation team (pictured below).

Both are speaking and/or chairing sessions at the event, as are:

  • Sammy Bishop, PhD student
  • Professor James Cox, Adjunct Professor in the Religion and Society Research Cluster, Western Sydney University, Australia and Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Carole Cusack, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Sydney, Visiting Fellow, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Suzanne Owen, Leeds Trinity University, PhD alumnus, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr David Robertson, Open University, PhD alumnus and tutor, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Liam Sutherland, PhD alumnus and tutor, University of Edinburgh
  • Áine Warren, PhD student
  • John Wilmett, PhD alumnus, University of Edinburgh.

Working in partnership

The joint BASR/ISASR conference is held in association with the Religious Studies Research Forum at the Institute of Theology and the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen’s University, Belfast.

Keynote speakers

The keynote speakers are Dr Gladys Ganiel, Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen’s University Belfast and Professor Naomi Goldenberg, Professor of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa.

Links

BASR website

ISASR website

Conference programme

Dr Sutcliffe’s webpage

Dr Chris Cotter’s webpage