Women’s History Conference: Women and Religion
9-10 March 2018
Queen’s University Belfast
The relationship between women and religion has long been a complex and controversial one. Some women have historically viewed their faith as liberating; other have perceived religion as a more oppressive force. The 2018 Women’s History Conference, in celebration of International Women’s Day, will examine women’s experiences in a variety of religions (not exclusively Christianity) from antiquity to modernity. This international conference seeks to facilitate discussion about how women have expressed and practised their faith in a variety of political and cultural environments throughout the world. It will explore the complex relationship between women and religion through their individual experiences, their involvement in religious institutions and communities, or their dealings with religion through law and the political state.