Our Senior Researcher Mohammad Magout has received the Katharina-Winscheid-Prize at the Annual Reception of the Research Academy of Leipzig University in January 2018.more
Starting 1 February 2018 our former Senior Researcher Marian Burchardt - who has significantly contributed to the development of the concept of "Multiple Secularities" from the earliest stages - holds the Professorship in Transregional Sociology at Leipzig University. more
On 1 February 2018 our former Senior Researcher Daniel Kinitz will start a new job with the project "Bibliotheca Arabica – A New History of Arabic Literature" at the Saxon Academy of Sciences in cooperation with Leipzig University. The project aims to develop and compile fundamental knowledge on literary and scientific production and practice between the 12th and 19th century.
The KFG's director Christoph Kleine organised and headed the panel "Boundaries of the Religious - The concept of 'Multiple Secularities' under scrutiny" at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Deutsche Vereinigung für Religionswissenschaft (DVRW) in Marburg, Germany (13-16 September 2017).
"Counter-narratives: Critique of secularism, holistic ideals, and their consequences" is the title of the presentation that our director Monika Wohlrab-Sahr will deliver at the research colloquium of the Institut de sciences sociales des religions (ISSR) in Lausanne on Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 5 p.m.more
Our Senior Researcher Mohammad Magout organises an open panel on "The Arabic Press in the 19th C: History. Development and Impact" at the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES; 16 - 22 July 2018, Seville) and calls for papers.more
The KFG's Senior Researcher Marian Burchardt will deliver a keynote at an inter-disciplinary workshop at the University of Cambridge from 30 November to 1 December 2017. more
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.more
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.
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.more
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.more
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.more