Strangers and Pilgrims – Program

Thursday 28 January

09:00 – Welcome coffee

09:15 – Opening words: Rémy BETHMONT (Univ. of Paris 8) and Cyril SELZNER (Univ. Paris 1)

09:30 – American Transplantations

Moderator: Pierre KAPITANIAK (University of Paris 8)

09:30 – Sara WATSON (ENS Lyon / University Lyon 2 Louis-Lumière) – Transatlantic transformations from New Jersey to London: John Woolman and the Quaker abolitionists (1754-1772)

10:00 – Aleksandra DJURIć-MILOVANOVIć (Institute for Balkan Studies/Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts) – Migrating religious minority: Nazarene emigration from Yougoslavia to North America

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 – Indian Uprootings in North America

Moderator: Bertrand VAN RUYMBEKE (University of Paris 8, Institut Universitaire de France)

11:00 – Coline AUCLAIR (University of Strasburg) – Étrangers sur leur propre terre : déracinement et conversion des amérindiens dans le Massachusetts du XVIIe siècle

11:30 – Anne-Marie LIBÉRIO (University of Paris 8) – « Our province dislike the Indians’ removal » : la SPG et les tribulations linguistiques, diplomatiques et sprirituelles des Iroquois entre New- York, le Massachusetts et le Canada (1740-1778)

12:00 – 14:00 Buffet lunch


14:00-15:00 – Keynote address I : Fleur HOUSTON, author of You Shall Love the Stranger as Yourself. The Bible, Refugees and Asylum (Routledge, 2015)

‘Under the shadow of your wings’. The role of religious belief in flight and resettlement

Moderator: Françoise DECONINCK-BROSSARD (University of Paris Ouest-Nanterre)

15:00 Coffee break

15:20 – English Catholic Journeys

Moderator: Clotilde PRUNIER (University of Paris Ouest-Nanterre)

15:20 – Laurence LUX-STERRITT (LERMA / University of Aix-Marseille) – English Catholicism in exile, or the paradox of the English cloistered nun in the seventeenth century

15:50 – Bénédicte COSTE (University of Burgundy) – En route : le pèlerinage de quelques convertis britanniques fin de siècle

16:20 – Sophie BAIZE-VEZIER (University of Paris 8) – Musique et Recusancy : identité, enfermement et circulation

16:50 – End of the first day of conference ─ General discussion 

20:00 – Evening dinner


Friday 29 January

09:00 – Welcome

09:15 – Religious Difference and the Public Square

Moderator: John BAKER (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

09:15 – Lisa AHRENS (University of Paderborn) – Literary Representations of the Mosque as a Heterotopic Space: Transforming the Boundaries between Public Secularism and Private Religiousness

09:45 – Alicia-Dorothy MORNINGTON (Sciences Po Paris-CEVIPOF/ University of Strasburg) – « O! be some other name: What’s in a name? » – Jewish name change in the English speaking world

10:15 – Xavier LACHAZETTE (3L.AM / Maine University) – L’humiliation du pèlerin dans « The Way of the Cross » de Daphne du Maurier


10:45 Coffee break


11:00 – Colonial and Post-colonial Encounters

Moderator: Yannick DESCHAMPS (University of Paris Est-Créteil)

11:00 – Prayag RAY (Queen’s University Belfast) – Exile and Epistemic Violence in Alexander Dow’s Account of Hinduism

11:30 – Jérôme GROSCLAUDE (University Blaise Pascal–Clermont-Auvergne) – L’évêque converti par les païens : John Colenso et les zoulous (1853-1883)

12:00 – Suzanne BRAY (Catholic University of Lille) – No Longer Strangers, Yet Pilgrims: The South African Anglican Church in Alan Paton’s Cry the Beloved Country

12:30 – 14:15 Buffet Lunch
13:15-14:15 CRPA General Assembly (for members)

14:15-15:15 – Keynote address II: Jennifer HUGHES, founding co-director, Institute for the Study of Immigrant Religions (University of California, Riverside)

Latino Liturgies of the Dead: Strangers and Pilgrims on the Streets of California

Moderator: Jacqueline CLAIS-GIRARD (University of Angers) 15:15 Coffee break

15:30 – Evangelicalism and Catholicism in the Americas Moderator:

Nathalie CARON (University Paris-Sorbonne)

15:30 – Colin CHAPELL (University of Memphis) – Sanctifying Southern Space: Mapping the Southern Holiness Movement

16:00 – Catherine HINAULT (University of Rennes 2) – « Taking the religion of ‘Saint Jean Baptiste’ » : Exploring New Religious Territories among French Canadians in 19th Quebec

16:30 – Frédéric DOREL (École Centrale de Nantes) – Le catholicisme européen à l’épreuve du Nouveau Monde : le passage des jésuites d’Amérique vers la démocratie

17:00 – General discussion and conclusions