- Exploring the legal and social interaction between religious and civil marriages in the Mediterranean, whether contemporary or historical perspective (colonial and postcolonial).
- Investigating the non-apparent connections between different religions within and without marriage legislation (Sunni, Shia, Catholic, Orthodox, Coptic, Jewish, Hindu…), including papers on mixed marriages.
- How human/civil rights discourses blend and/or conflict with other forms of theological, moral and/or customary discourses on religious marriages.
- Diverse ways of concluding and/or celebrating religious marriages in the Mediterranean.
- Problematisation and politicization of religious marriages in the Mediterranean.
- Ibtisam Sadegh (University of Amsterdam)
- David Zammit (University of Malta)
- Susan Hirsch (George Mason University)
Deadline for abstract submission: 31 January 2018
This two-day conference is organised by the University of Malta through the Department of Civil Law and the Mediterranean Institute research group on Belief, Identity and Exchange in conjunction with the ERC-funded research project on ‘Problematizing “Muslim Marriages”: Ambiguities and Contestations’ hosted by the University of Amsterdam.
Visit the website religionresearch.org/musmar2014.