The Yale Institute of Sacred Music, The Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian & Gay Studies, and other Yale University programs have announced a conference entitled, “Sex and Religion in Migration.” Curious? See the announcement:
Welcome to the web site of the forthcoming conference at Yale University. This international, interdisciplinary conference is set to examine how religious and gender identities arise and develop in relation to one another in the context of globalization. Thirteen internationally-recognized scholars, authors, artists and film-makers have been invited to address the conference’s theme by reflecting on the bodily practices of migrants in both refugee situations and immigrant populations in Europe and the U.S.A.
In today’s globalized world, the role of national identity is undergoing radical change and so choosing migrant-contexts as our focus will allow for many aspects of globalization’s effects on sexual and religious identity-formation to be studied, analyzed and interpreted. The conference will span a four-day period and produce an edited volume of essays addressing religion, sexuality, and globalization.
We look forward to having you join us in September!
Does anyone have a clue what this has to do with sacred music? Welcome to the modern academy, where announcements like this evidently make sense.