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31 October 2019

COLLOQIUM: Blasphemy and Violence. Interdependencies since 1760 (Ghent, 4-5 March 2020)



We learned of a colloquium on the interdependency between blasphemy and violence in Ghent. Here the programme:

Venue
The conference takes place in the large conference room of Liberas in the centre of Ghent - Kramersplein 23, 9000 Ghent.
Wednesday 4 March 2020
18:00 - 19:30      Alain Cabantous (Paris, FR): Violence et Sacré ou le Blasphème en Révolution
Thursday 5 March 2020
9:00 - 9:30: Welcome and Opening
9:00 - 9:10           Peter Laroy / Christoph de Spiegeleer (Ghent, BE): Welcome to Liberas
9:10 - 9:30           Eveline Bouwers (Mainz, DE) & David Nash (Oxford, GB): Introduction
9:30 - 11:00: Section 1: Blasphemy as a Companion to Political Transition
9:30 - 9:50           Laura Thompson (Boston, US / Tunis, TN): Protecting Muslims’ Feelings, Protecting Public Order: Tunisian Blasphemy Cases from the 19th Century through the Arab Spring
9:50 - 10:10        Nadezhda Beliakova (Moscow, RU): On Blasphemy and Violence during the Revolution and the Construction of Socialism in the Soviet Union
10:10 - 10:30      Julio de la Cueva (Toledo, ES): Blasphemy, War and Revolution: Spain, 1936
10:30 - 11:00      Comments and Discussion
11:00 - 11:30      Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00: Section 2: Blasphemy as a Tool for Emancipation
11:30 - 11:50      Emilia Musumeci (Teramo, IT): David Lazzaretti: Martyr, Rebel, or Heretic? A Puzzling Case in Post-Unification Italy
11:50 - 12:10      Matthew Kerry (Stirling, GB): Blasphemy in Early Twentieth-Century Spain: Vulgarity, Violence and the Crowd
12:10 - 12:30      Marcin Skladanowski (Lublin, PL): Pokémon in the Church: The Case of Ruslan Sokolovskiy and the Limits of Religious Performance in Contemporary Russia
12:30 - 13:00      Comments and Discussion
13:00 - 14:00      Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30: Section 3: Blasphemy as an Instrument to Confront the Secular
14:00 - 14:20      Marco Omes (Pisa, IT): Blasphemy, Religious Adherence and Political Loyalty in the Roman States during the French Occupations (1789 - 1799 and 1808 - 1814)
14:20 - 14:40      Dirk Johannsen (Oslo, NO): Blasphemy as a Cultural Strategy. The Case of the Nordic Modern Breakthrough, 1871 - 1890
14:40 - 15:00      Hussien Soliman (Alexandria,EG): Blasphemy as a Justification for Violence against Freethinkers in Modern Egypt
15:00 - 15:30      Comments and Discussion
15:30 - 16:00      Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00: Section 4: Blasphemy as a Strategy for Suppressing the Religious Other
16:00 - 16:20      Christoffer Leber (Munich, DE): The New Martyr. The Jatho Affair in Imperial Germany between Blasphemy, Freethought, and Religious Reform (c. 1910 - 1915)
16:20 - 16:40      Yvonne Sherwood (Kent, GB): Blasphemy, Violence, and the Production of Minorities
16:40 - 17:00      Comments and Discussion
17:00 - 18:00: Concluding remarks

More info about the conference can be found here

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