RESISTANCE Symposium IV: Resistance, Religion and Justice


  • Start: Oct 22, 2019 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • End: Oct 24, 2019 06:30 PM
  • Organisation: RESISTANCE. Rebellion and Resistance in the Iberian Empires, 16th-19th Centuries
  • Location: Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
  • Room: Z01
 RESISTANCE Symposium IV: Resistance, Religion and Justice

Far from being limited to violent outbreaks or specific events, resistance can be expressed in long term processes as well as in everyday life. The same diversity applies to the great variety of social actors and complex means that can be implied in a certain campaign of resistance. Within such a plural approach to the phenomenon of dissension and resistance, the Symposium addresses different processes and episodes that took place within religious and judicial institutions in the Iberian Empires between 16th and 19th century. Even if usually driven by subaltern groups, most of these practices did not use to be considered as a menace to established orders and dominant groups, nevertheless, they had a huge impact in framing and giving new meanings to both secular and ecclesiastical normative production and governance practices. Moreover, the analysis of the entanglements between resistance practices and secular and ecclesiastical normativities allows to illuminate and enhance the agency of social groups often neglected or decontextualized by traditional historiography. The Symposium focuses especially on governance practices, dependency relations, circulation and materiality as well as gender and sexuality in relation with different expressions of resistance.  

This event will be held in Spanish and Portuguese. 

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