Nordic Conference on Religious Education (NCRE) 2013 June 10-13, Reykjavik, Iceland


Important dates

Registration desk is open from 13.00 on June 10th

The conference dates are June 10-13 2013

Deadline for full papers is April 30 2013.

Deadline for registration and payment of registration fee is April 30 2013. 

Deadline for paper abstracts is December 15 2012

Deadline for proposing symposia is December 15 2012


The 12th Nordic Conference on Religious Education
(NCRE) in Reykjavik, University of Iceland – School of Education, 10-13 June

Theme: Religious education in post-secular (?) societies

Monday 10 June

13.00-14.30 Arrival and registration.

14:30-14:45 Welcome (Bratti - lecture hall): Dr. Anna Kristín Sigurðardóttir, Head of Fuculty of Teacher Education.

14:45-16:15 Keynote lecture (Bratti - lecture hall): Professor Jón Ólafsson "Creating meaning and identity in pluralistic Societies: John Dewey revisited.”

Respondendt: Dr. Sven Hartman.

Chair: Dr. Sigurður Pálsson.

16:15-16:45 Coffee or tea.

16:45-17:45 Paper presentations - Session A (Room H202,H203;H208).

18:00 Dinner

Tuesday 11 June

9.00-10.30 Keynote lecture(Bratti - lecture hall): Dr. Linda Woodhead – “Secular or Post-secular? Religion and Change in European Societies.”

Respondent: Dr. Elisabeth Arweck.

Chair: Dr. Karin Sporre.

10.30-11.00 Coffee or tea.

11.00-12.30 Paper presentations or symposium - Session B (Room H202,H203,H208).

12.30-13.30 Lunch.

14.00-15.30 Paper presentations/symposium - Session C (Room H202,H203,H208).

15.30-16.00 Coffee or tea.

16.00-17.30 Paper presentations/symposium - Session D (Room H202,H203,H208).

18.00 Dinner 

Wedensday 12 June

9.00-10.30 Keynote lecture: Dr. Ingvill Thorson Plesner (Bratti - lecture hall): “Secularism and Freedom of Religion and Belief – New Challenges for Religious Education.”

Respondant: Dr. Sara Irisdotter Aldenmyr.

Chair: Dr. Geir Skeie.

10.30-11.00 Coffee or tea.

11.00-12.30 Paper presentations/symposium - Session E (Room H202,H203,H208).

12.30-13.30 Lunch.

13.30 Excursion: Reykjanes – Blue lagoon 

Thursday 13 June

9.00-10.30 Keynote lecture: Dr. Robert Jackson (Bratti - lecture hall): “Towards a Roadmap for Religions and Beliefs in European Intercultural Education.“

Respondent: Dr. Oddrun Marie Hovde Bråten.

Chair: Dr. Gunnar J. Gunnarsson.

10.30-11.00 Coffee or tea

11.00-12.30 Paper presentations/symposium - Session F (Room H202,H203,H208).

12.30-13.30 Lunch.

13.45 - 14.30 Meeting of the Nordic groups to prepare the business meeting of NCRE.

14.30-14.45 Coffee or tea.

14.45-16.00 Evaluation and open business meeting of NCRE (Bratti - lecture hall).

18.00 Closing dinner.