UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY - DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY AND SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Gender and Religion in Early Modern Europe
Volos, 20-21 June 2008
In recent years there has been an explosion in scholarship that questions the theme of gender and religion across fields and time period specialism. Many different theoretical and empirical considerations have been raised indicating that gender and religious norms, roles and identities are strongly interrelated. Scholarship has shown that most often religion enforces gender order, imposing specific social roles and modes of behaviour for men and women. However, other times, the dominant gender order has been questioned through religion by individuals or groups. This conference aims to encourage discussion across disciplines on the importance of gender and religion to the shaping of identities, social roles and inclusion / exclusion practices in early modern Europe.
Topics to be discussed:
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