‘Religion and Territory’ Colloquium, 25/26 October.

This is to inform you that a small number of places are available on the forthcoming ‘Religion and Territory’ workshop, 25/26 October, run by CRESC, University of Manchester, and EUREL, a European network and online resource for law and sociology of religion in Europe led by the University of Strasbourg.

The empirical and quantitative study of religious geography is a new subject with much opportunity. Following the   ‘spatial turn’, we have much to learn about the spatial mechanisms of religious change using formal methods.

Equally, the growing religious diversity of Europe has provided social and institutional challenges. Responses have differed greatly both across Europe and between different levels of government within countries.

Plenary talks are to be given by Professor Silvio Ferrari, Universities of Milan and Leuven, and Dr Ian Gregory, Lancaster University.

Additional contributions by Olivier Chatelan, Mikhail Chakhov, Niall Cunningham, Anne Fornerod, Thomas Lundén, Ulrich Messier, Meenakshi Parameshwaran and Matthew Bennett, Johanna Pettersson, Carlo Reggiani, Ringo Ringvee, Louise Ryan, Lucine Endelstein, David Voas, Mine Yildirim.

The workshop is hosted at Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre and is generously subsidised by the Universities of Manchester and Strasbourg.

The draft programme is available here: http://eurel.sciencesconf.org/program

and places can be booked here:

http://estore.manchester.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?catid=217&modid=2&compid=1

with a standard fee of £55 for the 1.5 day event and £30 for non-wage earners.