The new NOSTER Academic year 2018-2019 will be opened on Friday 21 September 2018 at the Radboud University Nijmegen.
In the morning the Research Seminars (former PhD Seminars) will gather for the first time this academic year. If you are new to NOSTER you are invited to join a seminar of your preference. In the afternoon we will pay attention to the theme; positionality in research. We will scrutinize how our research and our position in academia is influenced by our own religious background, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic background, political preference et cetera. A panel with scholars from various subdisciplines in theology and religious studies (empirical research, historical research, biblical studies) will reflect on their personal experiences with positionality in their own research and academia. In a panel discussion, we will explore the similarities and differences in the various subdisciplines and discuss how young scholars can best relate to these issues.
9:30 – 10:00 Coffee & Tea
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and opening (Erasmus Building, room 15.39: Erasmusplein 1, Nijmegen)
10:30 – 13:00 Parallel Sessions of the NOSTER Research Seminars (Biblical Studies – Empirical Research in Religion – Historical Research in Religion – Religious Studies – Intensive Text Reading Seminar)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (Sports Café)
14:00 – 16:00 Afternoon programme ‘Positionality in Research’
Required reading: Robert A. Orsi, Between Heaven and Earth: The Religious Worlds People Make and the Scholars Who Study Them (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2005), 177-204; and Patricia Hill Collins & Sirma Bilge, Intersectionality (Key Concepts; Cambridge and Malden: Polity Press, 2016), 1-30. You can download the pdfs from this page (see the link in the column on the right) once you have logged in.
Participation and registration: Once you have created a personal account on this website and have logged-in, you can register for this event by clicking the green “Register for this item” button on the right.
Costs: Participation is free for NOSTER members as well as for ReMA students and PhD candidates registered at any other research school in the Humanities. For others the fees are €25. For more information about membership and costs, click here (for ReMA students) or here (for PhD candidates).
Credits: 0.5 EC
Place: Radboud University, Erasmusplein 1, Nijmegen