REGENN Research Week 2023

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REGENN Research Week 2023

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We are happy to invite you to the REGENN Research Week 2023, which takes place from Monday 2 January until Friday 6 January at the former monastery Emmaus in Helvoirt.

The REGENN Research Week is organised for anyone working on topics in the field of religion and gender or who, more broadly speaking, studies religion from an intersectional perspective. This includes junior and senior researchers in theology and religious studies, lecturers at universities, or those working in pastoral and spiritual care.  

During the REGENN Research Week, you will have the opportunity to focus on your own (research) project and discuss your work or plans for future research with others. You can also use this week for reading, studying, reflecting, networking and learning from other people’s projects. Should you want to present your own work, you can choose to do so either with all participants during a plenary session or with a smaller group of participants. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to present your research and if so, what your preference is. Please also include a short proposal in the registration form or separately in an abstract (max 250 words). 

Highlights in this week’s program are: 

Wednesday afternoon, January 4, we will celebrate the official launch the Religion and Gender Network in the Netherlands (REGENN). For this occasion we invited prof. Anne-Marie Korte (Utrecht University) to give a keynote lecture in which she will reflect on the status quo, as well as the future, of the study of religion and gender in the Netherlands. This will be followed by a panel discussion of the direction of our field, of course followed by a plenary discussion.

Thursday afternoon, January 5, the invited keynote speaker is prof. Peter-Ben Smit (VU University, Utrecht University). Based on his recently published book Mannen in Marcus (Men in Mark), his lecture is titled:

‘Gender as a Function of the Kingdom: A Consideration of Jesus’ Performance of Masculinity in the Gospel of Mark.’ 

A more detailed program including the presentations of the participants will be available in December. 

Practical information

The REGENN Research Week will take place at the former monastery Emmaus in Helvoirt, in the Gabriel wing of the building. There will be single rooms with private bathrooms. There is an elevator in the building, and there are rooms with adjustable beds. The Gabriel wing includes a conference room (with beamer and screen) and a dining room. Please let us know in the registration form if you have any dietary or other special requests. 

The price for the entire week is €280.25 (excluding drinks and snacks in the evening). The price includes bed linen. If you want to make use of towels, this costs €3.50 extra (optional). It is possible to attend one or several days of the week. Please consult us for possibilities and prices.

The contribution will need to be paid to Emmaus before the week starts. We will send you more information about this in December.


Registration is now open! You can register for the REGENN week via the online registration form here. Please register for the REGENN week as soon as possible but before 1 December 2022 at the latest. 

Are you in need of support to join this week or do you have any further questions? Please contact us at


Five scholarships for the REGENN Research Week are made available by the Stichting Catharina Halkes Fonds. Scholarships consist of a €150 reimbursement of registration fee (total costs: €285). Scholarships are meant for early career scholars, MA students or other applicants for whom the registration fee might form a barrier for participation. You can apply for a scholarship by filling out the registration form on the REGENN website, and include a brief motivation statement. If you apply for a scholarship, you are expected to participate the full week. The deadline for registration is 1 December. You will be informed about your application by December 9.

© Jan Korpershoek


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