Male Circumcision: Between Controversy and Tradition


 In the ancient world as well as today, male circumcision is an issue that can prompt fierce debate. The way this practice is viewed, both by advocates and opponents, is closely bound up with wider constructions of religion, history and culture, making circumcision a valuable case through which to understand social attitudes.


Karin B. Neutel

Peter-Ben Smit


Vienna 2014

This workshop invites contributions on all aspects of male circumcision, especially those that connect ancient and modern practices and perspectives. We welcome a variety of theoretical or methodological approaches, including, but not limited to, gender studies, biblical studies, cultural studies and ritual studies.

The Annual Conference 2021
takes place 2-5 August
in Wuppertal. Read more.