Seminars are on Wednesday evenings – 6.00 to 7.30 pm – in the Convent Parlour, Digby Stuart College, University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, London SW15. All are welcome, and drinks and nibbles are provided. I attach a flier with further details of titles and speakers, which please feel free to circulate to your networks.
|October 19||Andrée Grau (Professor of the Anthropology of Dance, University of Roehampton) - in collaboration with the Centre for Dance Research (University of Roehampton)
Catholicism, masculinity, and femininity among the Tiwi of Melville Island, North Australia
Andrée Grau is Professor of the Anthropology of Dance at Roehampton. She has carried out fieldwork in South Africa, Australia, India, as well as in London. Her interest lies in different conceptualisations of the world and how these become expressed in danced practices. In this talk Andrée discusses the Tiwi traditional understanding of femininity and masculinity, when in rituals men dance that they are pregnant and women that they find the spirit of unborn children, an activity only men can perform in everyday life, and how this gender “interchangeability” fits with their Catholic faith.
|November 2||Nick Mayhew-Smith (PhD student, University of Roehampton)
Expelling God from the garden: the struggle over Britain’s sacred landscapes
||Nina Danino (Reader in Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London) - in collaboration with the Centre for Research in Film and Audio-Visual Cultures [CRFAC] (University of Roehampton)
Communion (2010) – film screening and presentation
|November 30||Gulliver Ralston (Director of Music, University of Roehampton)
Music and Morality: Wagner’s ‘Religion und Kunst’ – ideas of decadence, belief and the role of art in the late nineteenth century
Co-hosted by the Digby Stuart Research Centre for Religion, Society and Human Flourishing; Digby Stuart College, and Alban Books
All research seminars are on Wednesday evenings - 6.00 to 7.30pm in the Convent Parlour, Digby Stuart College, University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, London SW15
An informal seminar to welcome new students, and to introduce Dr Susanna Snyder who has recently joined Roehampton as the Assistant
Director of the Catherine of Siena Virtual College.There will be a short presentation on issues relating to the Synod on the Family which opens in Rome on 4th October, based on the book Catholic Women Speak: Bringing Our Gifts to the Table.This was edited by a team from the Catholic Women Speak Network, administered by the DSRC, and launched to coincide with the opening of the Synod.
Detention, a pillar of the contemporary immigration system, has detrimental effects on those who are incarcerated, their families, and their communities. Susanna Snyder brings the voices of activists responding to immigration detention into conversation with the three stages of the mystical journey articulated by Dorothee Soelle—being amazed, letting go, and resisting. She argues that mysticism and action for social justice are intimately interwoven, and asks how recognition of this could enrich Christian discussion and praxis surrounding immigration.
For further information please contact Tina Beattie.
1st October (2.30-7.30 PM)
Pontifical University Antonianum, Via Merulana, 124, 00185 Rome
An afternoon of informal roundtable discussions about women in the Church, with a particular focus on the forthcoming Synod on the Family to celebrate the publication of the book edited by Catholic Women Speak (Paulist Press).
6.00 to 7.30 PM, Convent Parlour
Drinks and nibbles provided.
6.00 to 7.30 PM, Convent Parlour
(Drinks and nibbles provided)
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In this section you will find a sample of some recent events that have involved the DSRC. Click on the links for further information.
From 23-26 June 2014, Roehampton University hosted an international conference entitled 'Inspiring Souls: Reflections on Education, Spirituality and Leadership; an International Academic Conference to Celebrate the Centenary of Janet Erskine Stuart'. Members of the centre will be involved.
Women, Authority and Leadership in Christianity and Islam
On 10-12 September 2012, the Digby Stuart Research Centre for Religion, Society and Human Flourishing, with the support of Southlands Methodist Trust, organised an international, interdisciplinary conference which brought together leading academics, religious leaders and representatives of Muslim and Christian communities to explore questions of women's representation, participation and leadership, and to look at diverse responses to these issues within the two traditions. The event combined academic presentations with an opportunity for researchers and community representatives to engage in a rich and fruitful dialogue.
22-24 August 2013 – Wellbeing and Social Justice: Theology and the Capability Approach International Symposium.
12 July 2013 – Symposium on the Role of Lay Catholic Theologians. To read some reflections on this symposium click here.
8 June 2013 – Conference and Study Day on Mary and Women in Christianity and Islam.