Events Calendar

From Wednesday 21 June 2017 -  20:00
to Saturday 24 June 2017 - 12:30
  • EIC

Critique of Religion
Framing Jews and Muslims in public debate and political theory


This four-day event is the closing workshop of the NWO-funded research project Critique of religion and the framing of Jews and Muslims in Public Debate and Political Theory (2013-2018).

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The aim of the project is to try and understand recent controversies concerning Jewish and Muslim religious practices in Europe in the light of the broader history of framing Jews and Muslims in the European context.

These controversies are usually framed in terms of shifting relations between secular cultures and (orthodox) religion, both in public and in academic debates about them. The central research question of our research project is how such framing is related to how Jews and Muslims have been historically, and still remain, the objects of cultural stereotyping, racialisation and discrimination.

Invited speakers include:

  • Ella Shohat (New York University)
  • Gil Hochberg (UCLA); Paul Silverstein (Reed College)
  • Maleiha Malik (King’s College London)
  • Schirin Amir-Moazzami (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Nasar Meer (University of Edinburgh)
  • Ivan Kalmar (University of Toronto).   


21 June evening - De Nieuwe Liefde, Da Costakade 102 

22 and 23 June - VOC-zaal, Bushuis, Kloveniersburgwal 48

24 June - Belle van Zuylenzaal, University Library, second floor, Singel 425 


Conveners: Yolande Jansen (University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Thijl Sunier (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Matthea Westerduin(Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Anna Blijdenstein (University of Amsterdam). 

The workshop has been funded by NWO, ASCA, ACCESS EUROPE, ACGS, and the Menasseh Ben Israel Institute, De Nieuwe Liefde.  


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