The programme of the Spring Conference "Religion and Science. New Questions on an Old Topic" of the Section Sociology of Religion of the German Sociological Association, hosted by Monika Wohlrab-Sahr together with Silke Gülker and Hubert Knoblauch has been published. Katrin Killinger, Sana Chavoshian and Mohammad Magout from our KFG will present papers at this conference.more
The Journal for Religion and Society in Central and Eastern Europe (RASCEE) invites the submission of original research articles dealing with the topic of "Religion and Non-Religion in Contemporary Societies". Deadline for submission is 15 May 2017. Papers will be published subject to peer review. Publication is planned for December 2017.more
Since the beginning of 2016 the University and state Library Saxon-Anhalt is running the DFG funded Specialized Information Service (SIS) Middle East-, North Africa- and Islamic Studies. The SIS succeeds the Special Subject Collection Middle east incl. North Africa which had been in Halle from 1998 until 2015.
MENALIB, the Virtual Library of the SIS will be enhanced during the next three years into a modern recording, communication and research tool for Middle East and Islamic studies.more
The KFG's Junior Researcher Mohammad Magout will present a paper in a session on "The Praxis of Religion, Theologies and Knowledge Production: Overcoming the dichotomy between inside and outside perspective" at the International KOSMOS Workshop of the Doctoral Program Religion – Knowledge – Discourse at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2– 4 February 2017: "Religion: Bridging Gaps and Breaking Paths. Contemporary approaches towards discourses of religion and knowledge production in transdisciplinary perspective."more
On 25 January, 7 p.m., Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed will give a talk on Sexual Diversity & Equality in Islam at the GRASSI Museum of Ethnology (Johannisplatz 5-11). The talk is part of the series "Salam Deutschland - Islam im Grassi".more
Our Senior Researcher Markus Dressler will give a public presentation on "Secularism in the late Ottoman Period" on 25 January, 6:15 p.m., at the public colloquium of the ZfA (Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung) at the TU Berlin. more
Abdellah Hammoudi (Princeton University) will give a public seminar on "The Trouble of Alterity and Anthropology: the Challenge of an Ethnography of One's Own Society" at the Max Planck Institut for Social Anthropology, Halle (Main Seminar Room, Advokatenweg 36) on 24 January, 4:15 - 6 p.m. The seminar is part of the Joint Lecture Series of the MPI for Social Anthropology and the Seminar for Social Anthropology, MLU.more
The Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, the Thuringian Network for Reformation Research and the International Martin Luther Foundation will host a workshop on Max Weber and Martin Luther ("Martin Luther im Spiegel Max Webers") on 19 January at Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Senatssaal, Fürstengraben 1). The workshop will be held in German.more
Our prospective fellow Klaus Fitschen will present a lecture on Religion and Gender on 17 January, 5 p.m. in lecture hall 16 (Hörsaal 16, Universitätsstraße 3) of Leipzig University. The lecture "So God created man in his own image [...]; male and female he created them. - or why Religion is not meant to divide the world in blue and pink. (Gott schuf den Menschen zu seinem Bilde und schuf ihn männlich und weiblich. - oder warum Religion nicht dazu da ist, die Welt in Blau und Rosa einzuteilen.)" is part of a lecture series of the Equal Opportunity Office (Gleichstellungsbüro) of Leipzig University. The presentation will be held in German. more
Dominik Müller (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle) will present the conceptual framework of the DFG Emmy Noether Junior Research Group "The Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia" on 12 January 2017, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Institute of Oriental Studies in Leipzig (Schillerstraße 6, room S 202). The presentation will be held in German.more
The Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt invites applications for up to three Junior Fellowships for Young Female Researchers/ Postdoctoral Scholars and up to four Scholarships for Guest Doctoral Students for research projects in the fields of Sociology, Religious Studies, History, Philosophy or Theology within the framework of the Kolleg Research Group “Religious Individualisation in Historical Perspective” directed by Prof. Dr. Martin Mulsow and Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke. Deadline for applications is 18 December 2016.
Mohammad Magout, Junior Researcher at our KFG "Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities", will give a presentation on "Multiple Differentiations: Distinctions between the Religious and the Secular in Different Ismaili Communities" at the Inaugural Khōjā Studies Conference in Paris (15-16 December 2016).