Durham Conference September 2020

St John's College
The Durham Conference is the annual conference for the E&E network bringing together scholars working on ethnographic approaches to ecclesiology.


September 22, 2020 - 11:30 am


September 24, 2020 - 2:00 pm


St John's College, 3 South Bailey, Durham, UK   View map

Ecclesiology and Ethnography Conference 2020

This is the annual conference for the network bringing together scholars working on ethnographic approaches to theology and the study of religion. It is is a wide ranging conference, and part of the joy is discovering a diversity of specialisms and learning. Past papers have included ethnography, anthropology, systematic theology, ecclesiology, practical theology and social science approaches. Attendees range from senior scholars to local ministers and this is an excellent place to present as a post graduate or early career researcher, or as a pastor/scholar in ministry. Learning is generously shared and critiques are supportive. We encourage single and multi-authored papers.

The Conference is run in association with The Department of Theology and Religion and St John’s College, Durham University and is based in St John’s College, in the centre of historic Durham. A call for papers will be published this spring. Please sign up for the E&E Newsletter to receive information about this conference in the future.

Please note that the dates of this event have changed. The correct dates are 22-24 September 2020.

Conference Organising Group

Prof. Pete Ward, Durham University, NLA University College, Bergen and MF The Norwegian School of Theology;  Rev Dr Christian Scharen, Vice President of Applied Research and the Center for the Study of Theological Education, Auburn Seminary; Dr Knut Tveitereid, NLA University College, Bergen; Avril Baigent, PhD student, Durham University; Jasper Bosman, Junior Researcher in Practical Theology, Theological University Kampen.

Conference Advisory Group

Prof. Paul Fiddes, Oxford University, Prof. John Swinton, University of Aberdeen, Dr Tone Kaufman, MF The Norwegian School of Theology