University of Derby Centre for Society, Religion & Belief events

Dear all,

Some events coming up at the Centre for Society, Religion & Belief (SRB) at the University of Derby. All SOCREL members and colleagues are welcome to come along.

1) The Nationalism, Identity & Belief symposium takes place on 25th March, featuring keynote speaker Daniel Trilling, author of Bloody Nasty People: The Rise of Britain’s Far Right (London: Verso, 2012), assistant editor The New Statesman, columnist for The Guardian. The conference is being organised by SRB’s Andrew Wilson and Frauke Uhlenbruch, with Jason Lee from the Identity, Conflict & Representation Research Centre. Details of how to register to attend the conference will follow.

2) The Centre for Society, Religion & Belief & the Multi-Faith Centre Seminar series. This semester’s seminars resume with speakers from the Islamic Foundation and the Universities of Derby, Birmingham and Canterbury Christ Church. We are working with the Identity, Conflict & Representation Research Centre to screen (on 13th February, 1.30-3pm) a fascinating new film on space and spirituality by the Derby-based film-making collective leere/SpektiFilms. Please come along to these free events and do invite others. Directions to the Multi-Faith Centre can be found here: The programme for the semester is:

23rd January 1.30-3pm Multi-Faith Centre Dilwar Hussain (Head of the Policy Research Centre at the Islamic Foundation) British Secularism and Religion: Islam, Society and the State

13th February 1.30-3pm Multi-Faith Centre leere collective & Spektifilms (film screening) The Sacred and the Personal (What Makes Places Special?)

6th March 1.30-3pm Multi-Faith Centre Dr Giselle Vincett (Lecturer, Centre for Postgradate Quaker Studies, University of Birmingham) Young People, Deprivation and Religion in the UK: Coping and Resistance

17th April 1.30-3pm Multi-Faith Centre Jamie Bird (Senior Lecturer in Therapeutic Arts, University of Derby) Imagining the Past; Remembering the Future: Using Visual Stories to Understand Domestic Violence

8th May 1.30-3pm Multi-Faith Centre Dr Robert Beckford (Reader in Theology & Religious Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University & award-winning broadcaster)Title TBC

Looking forward to seeing you at these events.
Best wishes,
Dr Kristin Aune
Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Director, Centre for Society, Religion & Belief
Faculty of Education, Health & Sciences
University of Derby
Kedleston Road
Derby DE22 1GBTel: 01332 591428