The Centre for Studies of Home invites 20-minute paper proposals for a one-day, interdisciplinary conference on ‘Home and Religion: Space, Practice and Community from the 17th Century to the Present’. We interpret the terms ‘Religion’ and ‘Home’ broadly, and welcome papers from those working on a broad range of disciplines, including literature, history and geography, as well as practitioners working in relevant areas, e.g. curatorial or educational roles.
Home and Religion
This conference is part of the AHRC CDA programme ‘Home and religion: space, practice and community from the 17th century to the present’, which includes four research projects based at the Centre for Studies of Home: Religious life in the urban home, 1600-1800; New spiritualities and domestic life c.1855-1939; Judaism in the suburban home 1945-1979 and Interfaith connections at home in London today.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:The place of the home and the ritual year Religious belief, practice and material culture at home Spirituality and the supernatural within the home Perceptions and literary or artistic depictions of domestic religion Interfaith connections within home and neighbourhood The challenges of ‘making home’ for displaced religious communities Connections between home, places of worship and the city The presentation of domestic religion in museum and educational contexts
Co-convenors: Rob Dickins, Emily Harris, Miri Lawrence, Emily Vine