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14.11.2017

How Modern is Secularity?

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The KFG "Multiple Secularities" will present the panel "How Modern is Secularity? A Discussion of Historical Precursors to Modern Forms of the Religious-Secular Divide" at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) on 18 November 2017.

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29.10.2017

Multiple Secularities @ SSHA Annual Meeting

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The KFG "Multiple Secularities" presents its research at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association (SSHA) from 2 to 5 November 2017 in Montreal.

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08.10.2017

Symposium: Urban Risk and Religion

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Our Senior Researcher Marian Burchardt co-organises a Symposium on "Urban Risk and Religion: Economy, Health and Security" on 17 November 2017 at the University of Amsterdam. The workshop and books launch is a collaboration between the Center for Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the Department of Anthropology at Utrecht University and Leipzig University, involving researchers working in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

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12.09.2017

Narratives of Disenchantment and Secularization

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From 28 to 29 October 2017 the international conference "Narratives of Disenchantment and Secularization: Origins, Contexts, Transformations" will take place at LMU Munich. Among others our prospective fellow Jason Josephson-Storm and our director Monika Wohlrab-Sahr will present papers at the conference. The keynote will be held by Jonathan Israel.

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07.09.2017

Conference: Academics on the Flight

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The Leipzig based network Chance for Science will hold a Conference for Academics on the Flight on 15 September 2017 at the Mediencampus Villa Ida. The conference aims to offer refugee academics the opportunity to build networks and to exchange their academic insights. It is not meant to let experts talk about refugees, but to let fled academics talk about their areas of expertise.

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05.09.2017

Conference Report: Islamic Psychoanalysis / Psychoanalytic Islam

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From 26 to 27 June 2017 the College of Psychoanalysts - UK (CP-UK) organised the conference "Islamic Psychoanalysis/ Psychoanalytic Islam" at the University of Manchester. Our associate member (and former Junior Research Fellow in residence) Eva-Maria Tepest, who presented a paper on "(Criticising) Religion as Culture: The Translation of Psychoanalysis Into Contemporary Arab Thought", authored a conference report for the KFG "Multiple Secularities - Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities".

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03.09.2017

Symposium on "A Secular Age beyond the West: Modes of Secularity in Asia"

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From 13 to 15 September Mirjam Künkler, Shylashri Shankar, Claudia Derichs and Tine Stein organise a symposium on "A Secular Age beyond the West: Modes of Secularity in Asia" at Schloss Herrenausen (Germany).

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23.08.2017

Conference Report: Third Conference of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences

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Between 10 and 12 March 2017, the Third Conference of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) took place in Beirut, Lebanon under the title: State, Sovereignty and Social Space in the Arab Region: Emerging Historical and Theoretical Approaches. The ACSS was established in 2008 to promote social scientific research and knowledge production in the Arab world, enhance the role of social science in Arab public life, and inform public policy in the region.

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13.08.2017

Muchamad Ali Safa'at teaches at Summer School in Wittenberg

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Our current Senior Research Fellow in residence Muchamad Ali Safa'at from Brawijaya University in Malang (Indonesia) will teach at the Summer School 2017 in Wittenberg from 14 to 20 August 2017. Together with our recent Fellow in residence Anna Mrozek, Christoph Enders (head of our partner project "Law and Culture") and David Abraham, he will teach and debate on the limits of tolerance.

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22.06.2017

Workshop on "Global Mission and Chinese Cultural Identity: Challenges and Prospects for the Religious Movement Yiguandao"

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Our prospective fellow Philip Clart and Nikolas Broy organise a workshop on the Yiguandao Movement together with the the SFB 1199 “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition” at Leipzig University, 27 June 2017, 9 a.m. — 3:30 p.m. in room 5.55, Strohsackpassage, 5th floor, Nikolaistraße 8-10.

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31.05.2017

Cooperation with ERC-project "Private Pieties"

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On 19 May 2017 members of the KFG "Multiple Secularities" and the ERC-project "Private Pieties. Mundane Islam and New Forms of Muslim Religiosity: Impact on Contemporary Social and Political Dynamics" (Göttingen University) met in Leipzig for a workshop to explore prospects for future cooperation.

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17.05.2017

Call for Papers: Secularities

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The GHI Rome organises an international workshop on "Secularities. Freethinkers in the Context of National Movements and the Rise of Nation States in Europe, 1789-1920s" from 21 to 23 March 2018. The theoretical framing of the workshop explicitly refers to the multiple secularities approach.

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