September 21, 2021 - 11:30 am
September 23, 2021 - 1:30 pm
AddressSt John's College, 3 South Bailey, Durham, UK View map
Ecclesiology and Ethnography Conference 2021 (update: conference booking now open!)
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. Our meals and accommodation will also be within the college. A limited number of en-suite rooms are available, allocated on a first come, first served basis. Extra nights’ accommodation is available by booking directly with the College at firstname.lastname@example.org. St John’s College is about a fifteen minute walk from Durham Rail Station. From Newcastle airport you can ride the Metro to Newcastle Central Station, where you can find frequent trains to Durham. Otherwise, you can book a car with Airport Express to take you from the airport directly to St John’s College.
The Durham Conference is particularly friendly which is helped by the conversations in the college bar, and folk music night on the Wednesday. Bring your instruments and join in!
This year’s conference is accessible both physically and virtually. For the first time, we offer ‘online only’ booking options for everyone who wishes to participate in a virtual way. Like in 2019, we have changed our prices to create a subsidised rate for students, those in ministry and those from the global south to encourage more diversity and a greater range of conversation. Conference prices become visible during booking. We look forward to meeting you.
Covid-19 Travel Restrictions: please read https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control to check which travel restrictions apply in your situation. All information is subject to change.
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Conference Organising Group
Prof. Pete Ward, Durham University, NLA University College, Bergen and MF Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo; Rev Dr Christian Scharen, Interim Pastor in New York City, USA; Dr Knut Tveitereid, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo; Dr Gretchen Schoon-Tanis, Minister in Hamburg, Germany; Dr Jasper Bosman, Minister in Hattem, the Netherlands.
Conference Advisory Group
Prof. Paul Fiddes, Oxford University, Prof. John Swinton, University of Aberdeen, Dr Tone Kaufman, MF Norwegian School of Theology