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
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
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
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
Florian Zemmin and others edited a Festschrift on the occasion of Reinhard Schulze's 65th birthday. It was recently published by Brill.more
Our Senior Research Fellow Dagmar Schwerk will give a public guest lecture titled "A Timely Message from the Cave: Mahāmudrā in the ’Brug-pa-bka’-brgyud School and the Sixty-Ninth rJe-mkhan-po of Bhutan, dGe-bshesdGe-’dun-rin-chen’s (1926–1997) Life and Thought" at the Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies of Leipzig University on 24 April 2018, 5 p.m. at Schillerstr. 6, Room S-02.more
Justine Ellis and Marek Sullivan organise a graduate symposium on Senses of the Secular at the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford. Abstracts of papers addressing questions related to the debates around (post-)secularity or the (post-)secular are invited to be submitted by 23 April. The call is open to non-Oxford students.more
The KFG's Senior Researcher Markus Dreßler will present a public lecture on "Building and Contesting Orthodoxies: Changes in the Concept of Din in the Late Ottoman Context" on 29 March 2018 at the Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies of CEU Budapest.more
Monika Wohlrab-Sahr will deliver a Midday Lecture on "Multiple Secularities: A Comparative Perspective on the Study of Religion and its Other" and take part in a final roundtable discussion at the workshop on "Secularities. Freethinkers in the Context of National Movements and the Rise of Nation States in Europe, 1789–1920s" of the DHI Rome from 21 to 23 March 2018.more
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.