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GloPent conference ‘Geographies of Conversion’
February 19-20, 2010
Convenors: André Droogers, Kim Knibbe, Cornelis van der Laan and Birgit Meyer.
Please feel cordially invited to the fifth edition of the annual international and multidisciplinary GloPent conference, to be held at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam on February 19-20, 2010. GloPent is the European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism, founded by the Universities of Birmingham and Heidelberg and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The theme of the conference was chosen in connection with the NORFACE research project, carried out by the GloPent network, on ‘Transnational Nigerian-initiated churches, networks and believers in the UK, Germany and The Netherlands’. This project is now in its final stages.
The conference’s theme will be ‘Geographies of Conversion’. It will focus on the spatial dimension of Pentecostal expansion. The approach will be interdisciplinary, with contributions from geography, sociology, anthropology, theology and history.
Keynote speakers will be
Rijk van Dijk,
Ramon Sarró, and
There will moreover be nine parallel sessions, each with three paper presentations.
You find more information on the theme, programme, registration and accommodation on the following GloPent site:
On this site you also find the registration form.
There is no conference fee, but make sure that you register in advance. The deadline for registration is January 15, 2010.
Please note that, contrary to previous conferences, the programme this time starts already on Friday morning, February 19, at 10:00. This would most probably mean that those from outside The Netherlands should travel on Thursday already. The conference ends Saturday afternoon February 20 at 17:00.
For any further queries on the conference, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It will be our pleasure to welcome you to this conference, which we expect to be groundbreaking and at the cutting edge of our field! Don’t miss it!