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We are happy to invite you to the closing workshop of the NWO-funded research project Critique of religion and the framing of Jews and Muslims in Public Debate and Political Theory (2013-2018) .

Event details of Critique of Religion; Framing Jews and Muslims in public debate and political theory
Start date 21 June 2017
End date 24 June 2017
Time 20:00
Locations Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, University Library
Room VOC-zaal, Belle van Zuylenzaal

In this workshop we try to understand recent controversies concerning Jewish and Muslim religious practices in Europe in the light of the broader history of framing Jews and Muslims in the European context. These controversies are usually framed in terms of shifting relations between secular cultures and (orthodox) religion, both in public and in academic debates about them. The central research question of our research project is how such framing is related to how Jews and Muslims have been historically, and still remain, the objects of cultural stereotyping, racialisation and discrimination.

Invited speakers include: Ella Shohat (New York University) Gil Hochberg (UCLA); Paul Silverstein (Reed College); Maleiha Malik (King’s College London), Schirin Amir-Moazzami (Freie Universität Berlin), Nasar Meer (University of Edinburgh), Ivan Kalmar (University of Toronto).  For a detailed programme please see here.



Yolande Jansen (University of Amsterdam, Free University of Amsterdam), Thijl Sunier (Free University of Amsterdam), Matthea Westerduin(Free University of Amsterdam) and Anna Blijdenstein (University of Amsterdam)



De Nieuwe Liefde, Da Costakade 102 (21 June, evening programme)

VOC-zaal, Bushuis, Kloveniersburgwal 48, Amsterdam (22 and 23 June)

Belle van Zuylenzaal UB, University Library, second floor, Singel 425 (24 June)



The workshop has been funded by NWO, ASCA, ACCESS EUROPE, ACGS, and the Menasseh Ben Israel Institute, De Nieuwe Liefde.  



Please register by sending an e-mail to

Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis

Room VOC-zaal

Kloveniersburgwal 48
1012 CX Amsterdam

University Library

Room Belle van Zuylenzaal

Singel 425
1012 WP Amsterdam