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1 – 3 juni 2010

The SIEF Working Group Ethnology of Religion Conference: Experiencing Religion
Warschau, Polen


Tuesday June 1st

Location    The State Ethnographical Museum, ul. Kredytowa 1, Warsaw


09:00-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:15 Opening of the conference
Dr. Peter Jan Margry, Vice-President, SIEF & Meertens Institute, Amsterdam
Dr. Adam Czyżewski, Director of the State Ethnographical Museum, Warsaw


Session I    Chair Prof. Gábor Barna


10:15-10:45 AgnÄ— BudriÅ«naitÄ— (Lithuania): What are we investigating? From mystical trance to mystical experience  
10:45-11:15 Birgit Huber (Germany): Religions as repertoire and enabler. A systematic approach for a phenomenology of “experiences of self- transcendence” 
11:15-11:45 Urszula Idziak (Hungary): The role of religious experience in the postmodern context of religion without religion
11:45-12:15 Discussion, coffee
12:15-12:45 Ghanna Loot (The Netherlands): The social reality of subjective transcendent experience
12:45-13:15 Agnieszka Halemba (Germany): Policing religious experience
13:15-13:45 Discussion, coffee
13:45-15:00 Lunch at your own expense


Session II    Chair Prof. Arne Bugge Amundsen

15:00-15:30 Andrew Yip, Michael Keenan, Sarah-Jane Page (United Kingdom): Being  religious and being young. A multi-faith exploration
15:30-16:00 Jayeel Serrano Cornelio (Singapore): Being Catholic among contemporary Filipino youth
16:00-16:30 José Mapril (Portugal & United Kingdom): The ethics of learning
16:30-17:00 Discussion, coffee
17:00-20:00 Excursion
20:00 Dinner


Wednesday June 2nd


Session III    Chairing Prof. Clara Saraiva


9:00- 9:30 Frances Wilkins (Scotland): Gifts from the Holy Spirit. Contemporary song composition in North-East Scottish Evangelicalism
9:30-10:00 Orsolya Gyöngyössy (Hungary): Crossing the sacred and profane. The holy visions of a visionay from Hungary
10:00-10:30 Kathrine Kjærgaard (Denmark): Visual piety and personal religiosity in  Greenland
10:30-11:00 Discussion, coffee
11:00-11:30 Peter Jan Margry (The Netherlands): Visionary culture, self and the other
11:30-12:00 Ruth Illman (Finland): Religious otherness in art. Experiences, emotions, encounters
12:00-12:30 Leonard Norman Primiano (USA): Sacred ephemera: Experiencing Roman Catholic “Holy cards” in the twenty-first century
12:30-13:00 Discussion, coffee
13:00-14:00 Lunch at your own expense


Session IV    Chair Prof. Peter Jan Margry


14:00-14:30 Arne Bugge Amundsen (Norway): “Religious feelings and their value”. Religious psychology in Norway anno 1817
14:30-15:00 Anders Gustavsson (Norway):  The personal religiosity of a nineteenth-century peasant
15:00-15:30 Katya Mihaylova (Bulgaria): On the religious experience in folk/popular Christianity  
15:30-16:00 Discussion, coffee  
16:00:-17:00 Formal meeting
19:00 Dinner


Thursday June 3rd


Session V    Chairing Dr. Éva Pócs

9:00- 9:30 Kamila Baraniecka-Olszewska (Poland): “I wanted to play Judas” Performativity as an element of personal religiosity
9:30-10:00 Lionel Obadia (France): “Your own personal Jesus”? Contesting”individualization” as the main feature of the “modern religious experience”
10:00-10:30 Gábor Barna (Hungary): A local pilgrimage feast and meeting of portable procession-statues and pictures
10:30-11:00 Discussion, coffee
11:00-11:30 Marion Bowman (United Kingdom): Personal, private, public. Negotiating and expressing personal religiosity in Glastonbury
11:30-12:00 Tuija Hovi (Finland): The narrative approach to neocharismatic Christianity
12:00-12:30 Ewa Chomicka (Poland): Sin, guilt, forgiveness. The change of popular belief
12:30-13:00 Discussion
13:00-14:00  Lunch at your own expense


Session VI    Chair Prof. Ulrika Wolf-Knuts

14:00-14:30 Éva Pócs (Hungary): The role of dreaming in personal religiosity
14:30-15:00 Krisztina Frauhammer (Hungary): Virtual places of cult of modern religiosity
15:00-15:30 Clara Saraiva (Portugal): A new religious experience. Afro-Brazilian religions in Portugal
15:30-16:00 Anna Niedzwiedz (Poland): Religious experience among members of the family of Radio Maryja
16:00- Discussion, coffee and summing up