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					Encounters and Intersections: Religion, Diaspora and Ethnicities Conference th th 9 - 11 July, 2008, St Catherine’s College, Oxford TIMETABLE
Wednesday, 9th July 2008

From 2.00 p.m. 3.30 – 5.00 p.m. 5.00 – 7.00 p.m.

Arrival – rooms available for check-in Registration in the Porters Lodge Living Intersections - New British Identities (AHRC/ESRC Programmes Panel One) Bernard Sunley Theatre (Chair: Linda Woodhead) o Kaye Haw The myth of British identity and the failure of multiculturalism: From hijab to jilbab o Katy Gardener & Kanwal Mand Home and away: South Asian children‟s representations and experiences of transnationalism o Ann Phoenix Doing intersectionality: Motherhood and everyday practices in family life Dinner in the Hall Encounters – Materials, Spaces and Performances (AHRC/ESRC Programmes Panel Two) Bernard Sunley Theatre (Chair: Kim Knott) o Tej Purewal & Virinder Kalra Gender, caste and the practices of religious identities o Gill Valentine Post-conflict identities: Practices and affiliations of Somali refugee children o James Procter & Gemma Robinson Devolving diasporas: Migration and reception in central Scotland, 1980 – present

7.00 - 8.00 p.m. 8.00 - 10.00 p.m.

Thursday, 10th July 2008
7.45 – 8.30 a.m. 9.00-10.30 a.m. Breakfast in the Hall Registration Bernard Sunley Foyer Stream 1 – Bernard Sunley Theatre Old and New Christian Identities (1) Chair: Linda Woodhead o William Ackah Divided Diasporas: Collaboration and conflict amongst African Caribbean and African Christian communities in Britain. The case of the Seventh Day Adventist Church o Janet Eccles Traditional Christian communities of memory: The last of a long line? o David Muir Black theology and black Christian identity in Britain: Sixty years after the Empire Windrush. Stream 2 – Bernard Sunley Building Room A Nationalism, Transnationalism and Nation Building Chair: Kim Knott o Caroline Pluss Chinese-Singaporean transnational migrants: Intersecting cultural, social and economic dimensions in identity negotiations o Kate Edwards Encountering the „global Indian‟: The BJP, „cultural nationalism‟ and the high level committee report on the Indian Diaspora Stream 3 – Bernard Sunley Building Room C Religion, Public Life, Social Capital Chair: Claire Alexander o Sudheesh Bhasi Faith and social capital: Exploring religious influence among Indian immigrants in multicultural Australia o Paul Wetherly The Danish cartoons and the reasonable exercise of freedom of expression o Basia Spalek, Salwa El-Awa, Laura McDonald & Robert Lambert Partnership approaches to challenging religiously-endorsed violence involving Muslim groups and police: Developing critical thinking in counter-terrorism Stream 4 – Bernard Sunley Building Room D Intersecting and Mixed Heritage Identities Chair: Margaret Wetherell o Elaine Bauer Positioning the self in the context of mixed social relationships between Afro-Caribbean and white British people. o Miri Song Do “mixed race” young people in Britain have ethnic options? o Ann Phoenix, Elaine Bauer & Stephanie Davis-Gill Intersecting identities and shifting positions

Thursday, 10th July 2008
10.30 – 11.00 a.m. 11.00 – 12.30 p.m. Tea, coffee & biscuits – Bernard Sunley foyer Stream1 - Bernard Sunley Theatre Old and New Christian Identities (2) Chair: Linda Woodhead o Rebecca Catto „From the rest to the West‟: Conceptualizing „reverse mission‟ in Britain as a contact zone o Girish Daswani Ghanaian Pentecostals in London: Between encapsulating and permeable identities o Jane Garnett & Alana Harris Sources of the sacred: Migration, modernity and religious identity in global London Stream 2 - Bernard Sunley Building Room A Gender, Welfare and Political Action Chair: Kim Knott o Claudia Liebelt In the footsteps of Jesus: Christian Filipino carers in Israel claiming the „holy land‟ o Linda McDowell, Ruth Pearson & Sundari Anitha Grunwick and Gate Gourmet: South Asian women workers and political action in the UK o Martha Middlemiss-Mon Encountering welfare – values and the intersections between religion, gender and minority Stream 3 - Bernard Sunley Building Room C Intersected and Contested Diasporic Representations Chair: Jennifer Burns o Claire Alexander and Shazad Firoz Brick Lane: Imagining Diaspora spaces and communities o Daniela Berghahn „Coming-of-age in Diaspora: Hybrid identity formation in European Diasporic cinema o Anjali Gera Roy „Oye oye‟: Hip-Hop and Reggae with Punjabi twist Stream 4 – Bernard Sunley Building Room D Mixed Families, Ethnicity and Religion Chair: Margaret Wetherell o Elisabeth Arweck & Eleanor Nesbit Close encounters: The intersection of faith and ethnicity in religiously mixed families o Ferhana Hashem Mixed race people and the choices of faith o Rosalind Edwards & Chamion Caballero Everyday cultures of mixing: Parents negotiating difference and belonging in „mixed‟ race, ethnicity and faith families 12.45 – 1.30 p.m. Lunch in the Hall

Thursday, 10th July 2008
1.30 – 3.00 p.m. Stream 1 - Bernard Sunley Theatre Mothering, Migration and Diasporic Experience Chair: Rosie Cox o Umut Erel Making new citizens: Motherhood and migration o Yasmin Gunaratnam Craftwork: Mothering, ethno-religious identities and intimate citizenship o Philomena Harrison Nowhere to bury my bones! The role of mothers in the development of „identity‟ in „mixed race‟ daughters Stream 2 - Bernard Sunley Building Room A Religious Intersections and Change Chair: Basia Spalek o Rob Gleave Islamic law and the end of the world: Messianism and jurisprudence in Shiite Islam o Siobhan McAndrew Institutional and behavioural economic effects on religious adherence in Britain and Germany o Garbi Schmidt Encounters between the Muslim minorities (Sunni and Shia) and the non-Muslim majority population in Copenhagen Stream 3 - Bernard Sunley Building Room C Practical Knowledge and Cultural Encounter Chair: Kim Knott o Lai Fong Chiu Camera & action! – Cultural competence in medical encounters o Katya Oicherman The hi/story of a torn swaddling cloth – Intersections in linen and silk o Rose Sinclair “Mothering memories”: Textiles as a catalyst for the familal (female) reconstruction of identity and modernity within the „religious‟ constructs of the Dorcas Club Stream 4 – Bernard Sunley Building Room D Division, Conflict and Violence Chair: James Procter o Ian Gregory & Niall Cunningham Troubled geographies: Two centuries of religious division in Ireland o Colette Harris Religion, Diaspora and ethnicities: Encounters between Slavs and Tajiks in Soviet and post-Soviet space o Graham Spencer Protestantism and peacemaking in Northern Ireland: Forgivness, reconciliation and inter-church dialogue 3.00 – 3.30 p.m. Tea, coffee & biscuits – Bernard Sunley foyer

Thursday, 10th July 2008
3.30 -5.00 p.m. Stream 1 – Bernard Sunley Theatre Childhood, Schooling and Identity Chair: Elisabeth Arweck o Rosa Hossain Identities in transition: A longitudinal study of immigrant children o Romana Kopeckova & Niamh Nestor If Poland equals ‘girls’ and Ireland equals ‘school’, just where is ‘home’? Stream 2 – Bernard Sunley Building Room A Asylum and Refugee Experience Chair: Erene Kaptani o Linda East Narratives of hospitality: Challenges and dilemmas in asylum support o Jacqueline Hayes & Ivan Leudar Hostility against refugees; themes in media, community, and refugee narratives. o Charles Watters Encounters between refugee children Stream 3 – Bernard Sunley Building Room C Diasporic Encounter: Britain and South Asia Chair: Yasmin Gunaratnam o Sean McLoughlin Rethinking the study of religion in UK South Asian diasporas o Roxy Harris New Ethnicities and language use: The emergence of Brasian identities. o Robyn Andrews Saffron Christians? Anglo-Indian practices of Christianity Stream 4 – Bernard Sunley Building Room D Commitment, Extremity and Encounter Chair: Mel Prideaux o Coretta Phillips & Rod Earle „Living in a box‟: Identities and social relations in a young offenders‟ institution o Gada Mahrouse “Solidarity” as a colonial encounter? The embodied presence of white/western anti-war solidarity activists in the Middle East o Andrew Smith Evangelical Christian young people encountering Muslims 5.00 – 6.00 p.m. Key Note Speaker: Professor Paul Gilroy (Chair Margaret Wetherell) Bernard Sunley Theatre Wine reception (JCR Bar) Dinner in the Hall

6.30-7.00 p.m. 7.00 – 8.00 p.m.

Friday, 11th July 2008
7.45 – 8.30 a.m. Breakfast in the Hall

Registration Bernard Sunley Foyer 9.00 – 10.30 a.m. Stream 1 - Bernard Sunley Theatre Interfaith and Ecumenical Encounters Chair: Janet Eccles o Richard McCallum Love and Sharia: Common words between evangelical Christians and Muslims? o Mel Prideaux Challenging the significance of inter faith dialogue: The experience of multi-faith Beeston post-7/7 o Gayle Munro Diasporic relationships and faith groups: An exploration of the Salvation Army and other churches Stream 2 - Bernard Sunley Building Room A Objects, Encounters, History Chair: Kim Knott o Hella Eckardt, Mary Lewis & Gundula Muldner with Carolyn Chenery Religion and Roman diasporas – A foreign eunuch in Catterick? o Ross Wilson 1807 Commemorated: Encountering the history, memory and materiality of the British slave trade o Christiane Esche-Ramshorn Armenian diasporas in Italy and the Crimea in the 15th century: Observations regarding cultural identity and transcultural art history Stream 3 - Bernard Sunley Building Room C Negotiating Multiple Belongings Chair: Kesi Mahdrendan o Eleni Andreouli & Janet Stockdale National identity, social cohesion and cosmopolitanism: An exploration of British citizenship o Sue Jackson, Dina Kiwan, Narayan Yasmeen, & Rosie Cox Encounters, intersections and multiplicity: Women‟s identities in post-colonial London o Olav Helge Angell Religious diversity and welfare system: How minority families adapt to the Norwegian welfare system and vice versa Stream 4 - Bernard Sunley Building Room D Diasporas, Homelands and Localities Chair: Sean McLoughlin o Amina Barkhadle Elmina Castle sacred space: Uniting African diasporas through history and ritual performances o Effie Fokas Nuancing encounters: The varied encounter experiences of immigrant groups in a Greek town o Tania Kaiser Encountering ourselves: Moving on and moving back Sudanese refugees repatriate, resettle and reconfigure 10.30-11.00 a.m. Tea, coffee & biscuits – Bernard Sunley foyer

Friday, 11th July 2008
11.00 – 12.30 p.m. Stream 1 - Bernard Sunley Theatre British Religious Identities Chair: Linda Woodhead o Siobhan Holohan & Elizabeth Poole New discourse, same enemy? Reconstructing British Islam after 7/7 o Sharon Smith Cultural hybridity in western Buddhism – Unmarked whiteness or moral cosmopolitanism? o Hiranthi Jayaweera Immigration, faith and cohesion: Evidence from local areas in England with significant Muslim populations Stream 2 - Bernard Sunley Building Room A Multiculturalism and its Discontents Chair: Effie Fokas o Kate Power The place of religion in Canadian public life o David Herbert Arguing about religion: Global conversations on BBC world service message boards o Keith Kahn-Harris From security to insecurity: British Jewish communal leadership in the context of multiculturalism Stream 3 - Bernard Sunley Building Room C Complexifying Identity and Cohesion Chair: Margaret Wetherell o Harris Beider Micro cohesion within super diversity: „Race‟ and contested spaces o Kevin McDonald Mystical violence: Beyond the identity paradigm o Kesi Mahendran & Nicola Magnusson Encounters between migrants and non-migrants – dialogical I-positions of identification and disidentification in Edinburgh and Stockholm Stream 4 - Bernard Sunley Building Room D Intergenerational Transmission and Schooling Chair: Eleanor Nesbitt o Claire Tinker Rights, social cohesion and identity: The debate over the state funding of Muslim schools in Britain o Vivienne Baumfield, Jim Conroy, Bob Davis, Paul Gilfillan & David Lundie Negotiating difference: Using the Delphi technique to gather expert opinion about religious education o Asma Khan, Jonathan Scourfield, Graham Moore, Chris Taylor, Sameh Otri & Sophie Gilliat-Ray Inter-generational transmission of religion in British Muslims 12.45 - 1.30 p.m. Lunch in the Hall

Friday, 11th July 2008
1.30 – 3.30pm. Stream 1 - Bernard Sunley Theatre Performance and Cultural Encounter Chair: Umut Erel o Jennifer Burns Intellectual encounters: The (re-)shaping of migrant intellectuals within Italian culture o Sumita Muckerjee & Elleke Boehmer Making Britain: South Asian visions of home and abroad, 1870-1950‟ o Nira Yuval-Davis & Erene Kaptani Performance, performativity and the construction of collective identities Stream 2 - Bernard Sunley Building Room A White British Identity and Citizenship Chair: Margaret Wetherell o Gabriella Elgenius Britishness versus Englishness: Ceremonial practice and community building o Steve Garner Interpreting classed anxieties about immigration o Arianna Giovannini The north of England: Its identity and representations along the „north-south divide‟ Stream 3 - Bernard Sunley Building Room C Nationalism and Reconstructions of Identity Chair: Linda Woodhead o Sanja Kurd Revival or redefinition: Muslim women‟s identity in post-war Bosnia o Marcin Starnawski Post-1968 Polish-Jewish Diaspora: Identity changes and transnational networks development within and beyond nationalist “identification regimes” o Rafaela Eulberg Tamil Hindu temples in Switzerland: The reproduction of cultural identities in a Diaspora situation 3.30 – 4.00 p.m. Tea, coffee & biscuits and DEPART– Bernard Sunley foyer