September 8, 2026 - 11:30 am
September 10, 2026 - 2:00 pm
AddressSt John's College, 3 South Bailey, Durham, UK View map
Ecclesiology and Ethnography Conference 2026
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.
The dates for this conference may be subject to change. More information on the next Durham Conference in 2024 is available here. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on this conference.
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