ESF Research Conferences

ESF-LiU Conference

Religion, Gender and Human Rights: Challenges for Multicultural and Democratic Societies

21-25 June 2011

Scandic Linköping Vast, Sweden

Chaired by: Dr. Niamh Reilly, National University of Ireland, Galway, IE

Co-Chairs: Stacey Scriver, National University of Ireland, Galway, IE & Sara Silvestri, City University London, UK


This conference will examine the nexus of religion, gender, identity, human rights and politics with a particular focus on Europe in a context of globalisation. It will fill a gap in current literature on religion, politics and society, which tends to ignore or treat as secondary the gendered dimensions of these developments.



Full Conference Programme - available soon 

Official list of invited speakers & accepted participants


Registration Form

For accepted participants and invited speakers only

All participants - including speakers, chairs & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.

Closing date for Early Bird Registration & fee payment: 06 May 2011

FINAL closing date for ALL registration & fee payment: 20 May 2011

Conference participation is possible only after successful application.
Deadline for applications: 29 March 2011

Abstracts, Posters & Short Oral Contributions

There will be no talks other than those listed on the final programme.

Recommended Poster size is A0 (Vertical). Use letters and drawings that can be read from approximately 100 cm distance. Posters can be affixed with pins, cellotape and Blu-Tack.

List of Accepted Posters: PDF (160 KB) Last updated 10-June-2011


Group Transportation

Two buses will be arranged on arrival and departure day between Linköping airport via Linköping train station and the hotel. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes.

The coaches will have a sign in the window indicating  “ESF Research Conferences” for easy recognition.
Group transportation on Tuesday 21 June 2011:
From Airport: 1st bus: 16:15 and 2nd bus: 18:15
From Railway station: 1st bus: 16:45 and 2nd bus: 19:00

Airport departure point:

The meeting point is located just outside the small airport building.
Railway departure point:
The meeting point is located in the long distance bus terminal of the station. From the exit of the main building of the railway station, it is approximately 300 meters to the right.
Group transportation on Saturday 25 June 2011:
To Linkoping airport and railway station: 8:30


Please note that SINGLE accommodation can only be guaranteed to invited speakers. All other participants will share a TWIN room. In case single rooms would become available at the time of the conference, rooms will be attributed on a “first come, first served” basis. Only the TWIN conference fee should be paid to the ESF when registering. The supplement of 1900 SEK for a single room should be paid to the venue directly. Should you wish to be put on waiting list for single accommodation, please contact Ms. Jean Kelly.


Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes all basic expenses that occur during the event. For more details, click here.

To Pay
Conference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners0 €
AssistedConference Fee will be partially covered by ESF and its partners380 €
Early Bird
Registration and payment by 06 May
740 €
Registration and payment 07 till 20 May
820 €
Conference participation without accommodation560 €
Single room Supplement to be paid at the hotel
1900 SEK

4 EUR of this fee is used to make this conference more ecologically sustainable. This amount will allow us to offset almost 100% of the CO2 emissions created by this conference and are part of our efforts to make ESF Research Conferences greener... For more information, please click here.

Practical Information

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference are available from the Practical Information Page.

ESF Contact

If you have any questions please consult our FAQ page or contact:
Ms. Jean Kelly Email
Conference Officer
Phone +32 (0)2 533 2025
Fax +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 11-352 in any correspondence.