Regional Conference: Religion in Western Balkan Societies (#ReligionWB) in Tirana, 11 and 12 June 2019. Deadline for proposals: 20 January 2019. Deadline for full papers: 25 March 2019. This regional conference aims to explore threats and opportunities for the role of religion in Western Balkans societies and to contribute to enhancing societal and policy mechanisms to better respond to future challenges in this regard.
The Estonian Society for the Study of Religions is calling for Papers for the 17th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) on "Religion – Continuations and Disruptions" from 25 to 29 June 2019 at the University of Tartu. Individual abstracts can be submitted to any of the pre-arranged sessions as well as to a generic, independent paper section in case one’s paper does not fit with any of the sessions that deal with more specific topics. The deadline for abstracts is 15 December 2018.more
Our Senior Researcher Markus Dreßler will join a public panel discussion on "The Sacred and the State in Turkey" on 10 December 2018 at Humboldt-University Berlin (6 p.m., Senate Hall in the Main Building, Unter den Linden 6).more
The German Association for the Study of Religion (DVRW) and the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) are calling for papers for a conference on "Conceptualising Religion". The conference is held from 3-6 September 2019 at Leibniz University Hannover. Contributions can be submitted online starting 1 December 2018.more
The KFG "Multiple Secularities" strongly supports the statement of the Rector's Conference of the Saxonian Universities against the recent outbursts of right wing radicalism and its political downplay in Saxony.more
Said Arjomand, Marian Burchardt, Anindita Chakrabarti, Mirjam Künkler and Armando Salvatore will participate in the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology from 15-20 July in Toronto.more
Our Senior Researcher Mohammad Magout will chair a panel he organised at the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Seville, 16-20 July.more
Mohammad Magout, Florian Zemmin, and Sushmita Nath will present papers at the Conference on Worldviews in World View: Particularizing Secularism, Secularity and Nonreligion on 5 and 6 July 2018 at King's College in London.more
Our new Senior Research Fellow Christian Mauder will give a guest lecture on "Book Culture as Means to Legitimize Rulership" at the Leipzig Institute of Oriental Studies (Schillerstr. 6, Room S 202) on 13 June, 6:15 p.m.more
In celebration of the hand over of the Jena branch of the Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft (Southeast Europe Association) on 12 June 2018, 6 p.m., our Senior Research Fellow Wolfgang Höpken will deliver the ceremonial lecture on "Secularity as Challenge: Religion, Nation and Modernity in Bosnian Islam (Säkularität als Herausforderung: Religion, Nation, Moderne im Bosnischen Islam)".more
Nahid Mozaffari will deliver the keynote lecture on "Sites of Secularity in Early 20th Century Iran - Major Shifts: Converting from the Religious to the Secular" at the Research Workshop" Conversions – Changing Sides: The Propagated, Visible, and Tacit in Society, Religion, and Discourses" at LMU Munich 12 June 2018.more
On Tuesday, 15 May, the Turkish Professor of Law and Politics İştar Gözaydın has held her inaugural lecture The Desire Was There as a Leibniz Professor at Leipzig University.
For the first time a Leibniz Professor was not able to be present in person for her inaugural lecture, but was forced to give it via video conference. “It is a sad premiere,” said the director of Leipzig University’s Leibniz Programme Monika Wohlrab-Sahr in her laudatory speech, “that an invited scholar, the Leibniz Professor, cannot be present to give her inaugural lecture. Not because she decided to remain absent, but because she is not allowed to leave the country.” more