NGG Conference on ”Religion and Heritage: Futures for Religious Pasts”

23 February, 2021

The annual NGG conference, co-organised this year by the Meertens Institute and the UvA (University of Amsterdam), will take place on site in Amsterdam from 3-5 November, 2021.

For detailed information about the program, restrictions due to COVID, and how to register please follow this link:

This NGG conference 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.

An extensive overview of the initial call for papers and panels can be found in the flyer below.