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The NGG conference 'Religion and Heritage: Futures for Religious Pasts', which will be held on 3-5 November 2021 in Amsterdam, invites reflection on the intertwinements of religion and heritage.

The conference explores a number of pressing issues, inquiring what futures may lie ahead for the religious pasts that emerge, for instance, in the contexts of ongoing de-churching in Europe, or past and present Christian mission activities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific. What happens when religion is reframed as heritage? The conference aims to engage a variety of actors, including scholars, religious communities, heritage professionals, institutions and policy-makers as to allow for discussions along a variety of registers, e.g. political, religious, cultural, historical.

Scholars are invited to propose abstracts for papers, or panels. The deadline of the call is 15 May 2021.

The organization of this conference is a collaboration between the Dutch Association for the Study of Religion (NGG), the Meertens Institute and the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM) of the University of Amsterdam.