Conference: Old Routes, New Journeys. Gender, Nation and Religious Diversity at European Pilgrimage Sites

Dionigi Albera participera au colloque “Old Routes, New Journeys. Gender, Nation and Religious Diversity at European Pilgrimage Sites” à l’Université de Radboud, Nijmegen, Pays-Bas, du 1er au 3 juillet 2010.

Programme :
Friday July 2, 2010.

Chair: Henk Driessen
9.00 – 9.15  Willy Jansen. Welcome

9.15-10.00 Willy Jansen: Old Routes, New jouneys. Gender, nation and religious diversity at
European pilgrimage sites. An Introduction.
Discussants: Lawrence Taylor, John Eade, group

10.00 – 10.45  Lawrence Taylor. Pilgrimage, Moral Geography, and Contemporary Religion.
Discussants: Ellen Badone, Dionigi Albera, group

Chair: Ellen Badone
11.15-12.00  John Eade: Home or away? Transnational migration and pilgrimage in
Discussants: Catrien Notermans, Eric Venbrux, group

12.00-12.45  Catrien Notermans: Mary and transnational motherhood: African migrants on
pilgrimage to our lady of Lourdes in France.
Discussants: John Eade, Anna Fedele, group

13.00-14.15 Lunch and Garden walk

Chair: Keith Egan
14.15-15.00   Lena Gemzöe: Big, strong and happy. Reimagining femininity on the way to
Discussants: Henk Driessen, Judith Samson, group

Chair: John Eade
15.30-16.15   Anna Fedele: Gender, Sexuality and Religious Critique among Mary Magdalene
Pilgrims in Southern France.
Discussants: Willy Jansen, Lena Gemzöe, group

16.15-17.00 Judith Samson: New pro-life activities around the pilgrimage sites of the Black
Madonna of Częstochowa and the Queen of Roses in Heroldsbach
Discussants: Keith Egan, Ellen Badone, group

Saturday July 3, 2010.

Chair: Anna Fedele
9.00-9.45 Henk Driessen: Festivals of Moors and Christians: Celebrating the religious
frontier in Spain.
Discussants: Lawrence Taylor, Keith Egan, group

9.45-10.30 Dionigi Albera: The Virgin Mary, the sanctuary and the mosque. Interfaith

coexistence in a pilgrimage center.

Discussants: Willy Jansen, Henk Driessen, group
Chair: Judith Samson
11.00-11.45 Ellen Badone: Pardons, pilgrimage, and the (Re)construction of identities in
Discussants: Lena Gemzöe, Eric Venbrux, group

11.45-12.30 Brainstorm: New approaches in pilgrimage studies

Chair: Eric Venbrux
14.00-14.45 Keith Egan: Faith of our fathers, face of our mothers – Patrick and Mary in post-
Celtic Tiger Ireland.
Discussants: Catrien Notermans, Dionigi Albera, group

14.45-15.30 Eric Venbrux: A Miraculous Medal to Save Europe?
Discussants: Judith Samson Anna Fedele, group

Chair: Lawrence Taylor
15.45-16.30 General discussion. Publication arrangements.