Organized by the Center for EU‐Russia Studies (CEURUS), University of Tartu, Estonia
“Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Central and Eastern Europe:
Religious Actors and Secular Norms in Contentious Politics.”
Workshop organizers: Alar Kilp, Lecturer in Comparative Politics, University of Tartu and Jerry Pankhurst, Professor of Sociology, Wittenberg University (Ohio)
21-22 May 2015 in Tartu
The Center for EU-Russia Studies (CEURUS) at the University of Tartu will have a workshop aimed to gather research articles for a collection on the theme “Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Central and Eastern Europe: Religious Actors and Secular Norms in Contentious Politics.” The workshop is organized around three major themes – sexuality studies linking religion and politics; gender politics and religion; and the politics of family values: abortion, birth control and adoption – to be studied at comparative national, regional or trans-national levels. 18 invited scholars from Belgium, Norway, Canada, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Russia, Slovenia, United States, Estonia and Hungary will discuss in some detail the micro-/macro- level variations in the degree of state control and cultural hegemony that encourage or limit the freedom of action for individual agency in the areas of interest.
This event is intended to be a set of working sessions as part of the preparation for a publication of collected research articles, and it is, therefore, closed to the public except for the keynote address.
Francois Foret, Professor of Political Science/Jean Monnet Chair
Director of CEVIPOL/Institute for European Studies, Free University of Brussels
“Religion and Politics in the European Union: The Secular Canopy”
Thursday, 21 May, 2015, 16:15-18:00 in Lossi 36-214.
For further information contact:
Alar Kilp, alar.kilp[at]ut.ee ; Jerry G. Pankhurst, jerry.pankhurst[at]ut.ee