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Translating secularism/Traduire la laïcité Event

Time:
10:30 - 13:30
Date:
18 - 19 September 2015
Venue:
Institut Français de Londres.

For more information regarding this event, please email tstl2015@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Varieties of secular society 18-19 September 2015 Institut Français de Londres

Friday 18th September 

10.30-11.00 Welcome and introduction to the colloquium (Michael Kelly, University of Southampton)

11.00-12.00 Theories and Practices

Murat Akan (Boğaziçi University) ‘Diversité: Challenging or Constituting Laïcité?’

Patrick Loobuyck (Antwerp University), Secularism, state neutrality and reasonable accomodation

12.00-14.00 Break

14.00-15.30 Laïcité and Religion

Brian Sudlow (Aston University), ‘BauBérot, Dagens and the future of laïcité’

Xavier Boniface (Université de Picardie Jules Verne), ‘ Les services d’aumonerie et la laïcité en France’

Michael Kelly (University of Southampton), ‘Laïcité and the new French atheists’

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

16.00-17.30 laïcité: Historical Perspectives

Hervé Baudry (CHAM/Université nouvelle de Lisbonne), ‘Laïcité et athéisme : traduire Jean Meslier’

Melissa K Byrnes (Southwestern University), Harnessing Religion in the Service of empire: French Laïcité v.British Laissez-faire’

Burcu Gursel (Kirklareli University), ‘The Ruins, Revisited: C. F. Volney's Revolutionary Anti-Religiosity and Ottoman-Turkish Constitutionalism’

17.30-18.30 Wine Reception

 

 

Saturday 19th September

10.00-11.30 laïcité and Identity

Jennifer Guyver (McGill University), ‘Secularism/laïcité and Identity Making in Quebec’

Mayyada Kheir (CESOR,CNRS-EHESS), ‘Du français au français : le discours sur la laïcité entre France

et Québec’

Tim Verhoeven (Monash University, Australia)Secularism/Laïcité in a trans-Atlantic framework

11.30-12.00 Coffee break

12.00-13.30 Islam and Laïcité

Olivier Esteves (Lille 3), ‘Abdelmalek Sayad, historicizing a sociologist’s writings on laïcité’

Soufian Al Karjousli (SUPELEC), ‘L’histoire des religions à l’épreuve de la laïcité et du pluralisme, exemple de l’enseignement de l’histoire de l’islam de cinquième’

Nadia Kiwan (university of Aberdeen), ‘Islamic Secularism in Contemporary France: Malek Chebel’s islam des lumières project’

13.30 End of the conference


To register for this event, please email : tstl2015@soton.ac.uk with the following information : full name / dept and institution / contact email address / days wishing to attend / dietary and access requirements.

Spaces are limited and therefore you are not registered to attend until you receive a confirming email.

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