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In transition: The Institute for Christian Cultural Heritage transforms into Centre for Religion and Heritage

When:We 25-10-2017 13:00 - 18:00
Where:Courtroom, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Oude Boteringestraat 38, 9712 GK Groningen.

On October 25th 2017 the Institute for Christian Cultural Heritage will become the Centre for Religion and Heritage. This is the more inclusive successor of the Institute for Christian Religious Heritage. It studies the role of pluralistic religious pasts in contemporary cultures, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The opening will be celebrated by a conference on:

Religious Heritage in a Secular Age

Mosaic in Bitonto



Opening by the dean, Prof. dr. M. Popovic
13.15-13.30       Mission statement Dr. Todd Weir Director of Centre
13.30-14.00       Prof. dr. Hugh McLeod (University of Birmingham): Religion, Culture and Heritage after the Sixties Revolution


Prof. dr. James Kennedy (University of Utrecht): Title to be announced

14.30-15.00       Break


Students working on heritage: Daan Udema MA, Fardo Eringa MA and Kyra-Tiana Kers


Forum Heritage Professionals with contributions from: Dr. Emile Schrijver (Joods Historisch Museum), Drs. Gerhard Bakker, (Alde Fryske Tsjerken), the Athenaeum Bibliotheek Deventer, Rijksdienst Cultureel Erfgoed


Formal opening by Mr. F.J. Paas, the King’s Commissioner in Groningen, by launching website

16.45-18.00     drinks

Chair: Dr. Mathilde van Dijk

Language: English and Dutch. Translations in Dutch will be provided for papers in English

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