Jen Davison (QUB) – ’Redefining the black experience: African American museums in New Orleans’
Guest Lecture: Gerd-Rainer Horn (Sciences Po Paris) 'Vatican II, Liberation Theology and the Spirit of the Sixties’
Co-hosted by the School of History and Anthropology and Religious Studies Research Forum
Followed by a reception to launch the international research network 'Religion and Socialism in the Twentieth Century'
The Wiles Lectures for 2015 will be delivered by Professor Lyndal Roper, Fellow of Oriel College and Regius Professor of History at the University of Oxford, on 27-30 May 2015. Professor Roper's Wiles lectures will be given over four days at Queen's University Belfast, on the theme: 'Luther and the Reformation: A Cultural History'.
This symposium will examine how the shock waves of antireligious violence in countries like Mexico, Spain, and the USSR converged with intellectual and social projects to reorder the church-state systems shaken up as a result of the First World War, producing what can be described as a transnational culture war. The following contributions will treat religious-secular fronts—both real and rhetorical—as sites of differentiation, identity construction, and exchange, and thereby offer new perspective on the secularist left, the religious right and points in between.
This symposium will inaugurate the international research network Socialism and Religion in the Twentieth Century.
Speakers at: http://royalhistsoc.org/calendar/symposium-interwar-kulturkampf-transnational-struggles-secularism/