International Conference Religious Heritage in a Diverse Europe
19 juni 2019 om 12:00
Religious Heritage in a Diverse Europe: New Directions in Practice, Policy & Scholarship
19-21 juni 2019
The religious makeup of European societies has been significantly changing over the past few decades. At the same time that more people identify as non-religious, new arrivals and conversion mean that the religious landscape of Europe is becoming increasingly more complex. These dynamics simultaneously enrich and challenge organizations, government agencies and scholars engaged with maintaining and promoting cultural heritage.
- How should Europe’s plural religious pasts be represented?
- How can heritage be translated for audiences who do not self-identify with present religious traditions?
- What role can heritage play in fostering dialogue between the religious and secular groups that make up contemporary European societies?
Such pressing questions are at the heart of the conference “Religious heritage in a diverse Europe.” The conference will bring together leading scholars and professionals in the fields of religion and heritage studies to explore this these questions. The challenges of dealing with religious heritage in a diverse Europe will be approached from the perspectives of the academy, education, museums, preservation, as well as religious and secular organizational perspectives.
- Centre for Religion and Heritage, University of Groningen
- Stichting Oude Groninger Kerken (Groningen Historic Churches Foundation)
- Future for Religious Heritage, Brussels
- Museum Catharijneconvent
- Jewish Cultural Quarter