Congreso Internacional «Iglesia y católicos en tiempos de Pío XII. Un estado de la cuestión», Roma, 24 a 26 de mayo.

Congreso Internacional «Iglesia y católicos en tiempos de Pío XII. Un estado de la cuestión», Roma, 24 a 26 de mayo.

La reciente apertura de los papeles de Pío XII en los archivos vaticanos es una excelente ocasión para establecer un primer estado de la cuestión sobre este convulso pontificado, marcado por la Segunda Guerra Mundial y los primeros momentos de la Guerra Fría. 

El seminario se desarrollará en tres sesiones: una primera glosará la figura del papa Pacelli y los horizontes que ofrecen sus archivos al investigador; la segunda hará un balance de los efectos del pontificado de Pío XII en algunos países clave del momento (EE UU y América, Europa del Este, Italia, Francia…) y la tercera se centrará exclusivamente en el caso español.

Emisión en streaming:


CALL FOR PAPERS (Múltiple) Conferencia anual de la European Academy of religion (bolonia 20-23 junio, 2022)

CALL FOR PAPERS (Múltiple) Conferencia anual de la European Academy of religion (bolonia 20-23 junio, 2022)

Os dejamos información de los paneles organizados por miembros de la Asociación, y por otros colegas, que abordarán temáticas tan apasionantes como el género, la diversidad religiosa y la recepción múltiple del Concilio Vaticano Segundo. Se pueden enviar proposiciones hasta el 20 de abril.

Panel 1) Women believers working for Peace and Freedom (1915-1963)

«The works of Jane Adams, Vera Brittain, Eglantyne Jebb, Barbara Ward or Betty Friedan have gone down in history for a civic commitment that, starting from their religiosity, took shape in the struggle for peace, freedom and social justice.From the mobilization of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (1915), to the publication of The Feminine Mystique (1963), there are still many untold stories of the many women who, from diverse religious sensibilities, made outstanding contributions to these causes. This panel aims to contribute to the visibility of their work and their figures, analyzing the influence exerted on them by the various stories associated with the spirit».

Chair: Natalia Núñez Bargueño (SciencesPo)

Speakers: Ángela Pérez del Puerto (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and José Ramón Rodríguez Lago (Universidade Vigo) 


Panel 2) Religious diversity in postsecular societies

The proposal of postsecularity arises from the realisation that societies that have undergone a process of secularisation are not religious or irreligious, but plural. In this panel, we propose three lines of debate in order to further advance the debate on diversity through the prism of religion.

  • What are the main paradigms for interpreting and managing religious diversity in today’s postsecular society? How do we distinguish the interpretation of religious diversity proposed by cultural pluralism from that of multiculturalism?
  • What role does religious diversity play in postsecular societies today in the justification or denial of conflict and violence? How the religious is blended with the political and the social in today’s postsecular societies?
  • Faith communities reproduce dialogue and conflict not only externally with other communities, but also internally. The “maturity” of immigration processes, together with the demographic dynamics of postsecular societies in Europe, add further complexity to the social practices and relations through which religious diversity is interpreted, defined, represented and managed. What role do the new generations play in the reproduction and restructuring of religious diversity in post-secularsocieties? What reading can we make of phenomena such as Religious feminism (e.g. jewish feminism, christian feminism, and islamic feminism) in post-secular Western societies in the construction of paradigms, the promotion of change and creation of common languages and mutual understanding?

Chair: Francisco Javier Fernández Vallina (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Speakers: Zakaria Sajir (CSIC) and Rafael Ruiz Andrés (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)Contact person: Zakaria Sajir

Panel 3) History, Diversity and Change: the multilayered reception of the Second Vatican Council (1965-1985)

2022 will mark the sixtieth anniversary of the start of the Second Vatican Council, a historical event that created an environment of dialogue that radically changed the Catholic Church’s understanding of itself: its mission, its relations with the World and with other churches and faiths.  It is generally acknowledged  that  the  council’s  documents  (Gaudium  et  spes,  Nostra  aetate,  Dignitatis  humanae…etc.)  redefined the Catholic  Church’s  relationship  to  the  modern  world,  but  its  full  implications, extending  beyond  the  council’s  formal  conclusion,  are  still  intensely  debated  today. 

This panel wishes to reflect on the winds  of  change  and  diversity  blowing  through  Rome  and  the  Catholic  Church  in  the  aftermath  of  the  Council  (1965-1985). Scholars are invited to submit proposals short paper presentations (20 mins max) that explore the Council’s impact, and the diversity in its (non)receptions, not only within the Church (and within local/global Catholicism), but also outside of it.  Among other things we will explore: 

  • The Council in the world, Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, including Oceania and the Pacific
  • Impact on and reform of Theology, Catholic Social Teaching and Canon Law 
  • Spirituality, religious life, orders and congregations 
  • Lived religion, liturgy, pilgrimages, religious practice 
  • Developments in ecumenism 
  • Relation of the Church to the broader world of science, culture and politics 
  • Gender implications, sexual diversity 
  • Migration, ecology 

Chair: Dries Bosschaert (KU Leuven) 

Speakers: Verónica García (Universidad de Castilla la Mancha), Julio de la Cueva Merino (Universidad de Castilla la Mancha) Natalia Núñez Bargueño (SciencesPo)

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Panel 4) Christian Sisterhood 

The “Sorority” has great relevance to build the history of women. This frame makes it possible to visualize phenomena that have configured new mentalities and have achieved social change (such as the vision of women not only as a housewife, but also  as  an  intellectual  or  professional).  These  are  relevant  processes  that  run  the  risk  of  not  being  “recognized”  as  History  because  their gestation  was  almost  invisible  and  did  not  occupy  the  first  pages  of  newspapers  or  did  not  have  great geostrategic influences. In the case of Christian women, it is necessary to make some qualifications. The term “Sorority” shares a certain semantic meaning with the Christian concept of “Fraternity”. The “Fraternity” is “Charity”, the universal love based on  the  fact  that  all  human  beings  are children  of  God,  the  Father,  and  brothers  of Jesus  Christ.  From  here  is  born  a  consciousness  of  universal  love  among  all  people,  which  becomes  more  intimate  among  those  who  have  received  baptism. This context reinforces an academic approach to the study of “Sororities” rooted in Christianity that can give rise to socially valuable phenomena. 

Chair: Mercedes Montero Díaz (Universidad de Navarra) 

Speakers: Inmaculada Alva Rodríguez (Universidad de Navarra) 

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#EuARe2022 will see participants and members coming back to Bologna for an in-person event. Registrations are open at the following address:

Four registration periods have been identified and fees vary as shown here.

Early bird rates are our super saver registration fees. If your panel has already been accepted, make sure to grab your spot before Sunday, April 24th to enjoy the highest discount.


Willing to participate, but worried about your travel expenses?

The 2022 host of the EuARe Annual Conference, FSCIRE, offers 70 travel grants of € 300 to under- and postgraduates, PhD students, post-docs, and early career scholars participating in the Conference. The grants are also accessible to those who would like to attend the meeting as auditors, i.e. without offering a conference paper. Find out more about the application and evaluation process here.

Call for papers: Vatican II: Contested Authority, Competing Narratives

Call for papers: Vatican II: Contested Authority, Competing Narratives

Os compartimos un call for papers para un panel dedicado al Vaticano II en la próxima conferencia de la American Academy of Religion:

This Unit gives scholarly attention to the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965), one of the most significant events in the history of the Catholic Church — an event that had wide-ranging implications for other faiths, other Christian churches, and for the wider world alike. This Unit has a double focus: first, deepening the understanding of the history of Vatican II, its link with movements of renewal in Catholic theology and in the Church in the decades prior to Vatican II, and the history of the reception of the Council, and the redaction history of the different documents of the Council; second, a strong theological on both to the hermeneutical issues connected to methods of interpreting conciliar teaching and its ongoing reception in a changing context. By looking more closely at the past, our Unit hopes to promote greater conciliarity and synodality in the Christian churches in the present. In this second mandate of its presence within the American Academy of Religion (2018-2022) the Vatican II Studies Unit turns its attention to the reception of Vatican II within the various social and cultural contexts of the Americas and elsewhere, and to its continuing influence in the changing context of twenty-first century global Christianity.

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Curso de Verano UCM «Cultura y Religión: claves del judaísmo y cristianismo en el pensamiento, la literatura y las artes»

Curso de Verano UCM «Cultura y Religión: claves del judaísmo y cristianismo en el pensamiento, la literatura y las artes»

Les invitamos a participar en el Curso «Cultura y Religión: claves del judaísmo y cristianismo en el pensamiento, la literatura y las artes» (Cod.: D01_MIX), que se desarrollará en el marco de la próxima Escuela Complutense de Verano entre los días 4 y 22 de julio de 2022 en modalidad tanto presencial como on-line.

El plazo para la petición de ayudas finaliza el 3 de marzo.

Más información e inscripción en el siguiente enlace:

Llamada a comunicaciones:Redes católicas transnacionales y dictaduras

Llamada a comunicaciones:Redes católicas transnacionales y dictaduras

Compartimos información sobre la mesa «Redes católicas transnacionales y dictaduras» (mesa 2, día 24 de marzo) coordinada por José Ramón Rodríguez Lago (Universidade de Vigo) y Ángela Pérez del Puerto (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), que está previsto tenga lugar en el seno del Congreso Internacional «Derechas, Historia y Memoria».

El Congreso se desarrollará en las instalaciones de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid los días 23, 24 y 25 de marzo de 2022, a lo largo de tres jornadas temáticas.

El Comité organizador invita a los interesados a que remitan sus propuestas. Para ello han de cumplimentar el formulario siguiente:


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7th International Conference on the Historical Links between Spain and North America

7th International Conference on the Historical Links between Spain and North America

Compartimos la convocatoria del próximo Congreso 7th International Conference on the Historical Links between Spain and North America cuya temática principal abordará los movimientos migratorios y los derechos humanos. El congreso se celebrará en la Universidad de Alcalá del 27 al 29 de abril de 2022. Lo coorganizan el Instituto Franklin-UAH de Estudios Norteamericanos, el City College (City University of New York) y el Instituto Cervantes de Nueva York. Las lenguas en que se podrá participar serán el español y el inglés.

Ignacio Uría —miembro de la AEHRC y del comité científico — invita a todos aquellos interesados en la temática abordada desde una perspectiva religiosa a enviar sus propuestas. En concreto, hay tres apartados abiertos a la perspectiva de la historia religiosa:

  • Migraciones y movimientos migratorios
  • Inmigración y derechos humanos
  • Relaciones internacionales y migración
  • Estudios de fronteras

La fecha límite para mandar las propuestas es el 17 de enero —título y breve resumen (250 palabras) más una pequeña biografía de investigador (100-150 palabras)— y puede hacerse en la página web siguiente (ir a la barra del final):

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