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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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08.05.2017

Cluster Lecture: Religion, Gender, Identity

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As part of the reformed Studium Integrale of the University of Cologne, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers the public cluster lecture "Religion, Geschlecht, Identität - diese drei? Konzepte, Kritik und soziale Realität (Religion, Gender, Identity - these three? Concepts, Critique and Social Reality)" in the summer semester 2017. The lectures are organised by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Béatrice Hendrich. The KFG "Multiple Secularities" will also contribute to this series.

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01.05.2017

10 Years Religious Studies in Zurich: Honorary Doctorate for Hubert Seiwert and Anniversary Conference

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The Department of Religious Studies of the University of Zurich (Switzerland) celebrates its 10th anniversary this week. On this occasion our Permanent Senior Research Fellow Hubert Seiwert has been awarded the honorary doctorate of the University of Zurich for his merits. He and our director Christoph Kleine will also contribute to the 10th anniversary conference of the Department (4-5 May 2017) titled "Reflexive Religionswissenschaft (Reflexive Religious Studies)".

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12.04.2017

Public Lectures of the Forum for Interdisciplinary Religious Studies

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The Forum for Interdisciplinary Religious Studies (University of Göttingen) starts a public lecture series on The Emergence and the Fading of the Religious ("Wie Religiöses vergeht und entsteht") on 20 April 2017. On 27 April our director Monika Wohlrab-Sahr will give a lecture on Secularity beyond the West ("Säkularität oder die Grenzen des Religiösen - beyond the West") as part of this series.

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05.04.2017

Lecture Series: Critical Secular Studies

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The Institute of Islamic Studies at Freie Universität Berlin organises a weekly lecture series on Critical Secular Studies ("Konfiguration des Säkularen: Einblicke in die kritische Säkularismus- forschung") in the summer semester. Among others, Markus Dreßler and our prospective fellow Gudrun Krämer will contribute to this series.

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30.03.2017

Conference Report: Islam - Knowledge - Power

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On 22 and 23 February 2017 the conference "Islam, Knowledge, Power – Interactions from a theological and historical perspective" took place at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). The organizers were the Swiss Centre for Islam and Society (SZIG) and the Post Graduate Program of Islamic Theology (Germany). Sana Chavoshian and Tarek El-Sourani from the KFG attended the conference.

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28.03.2017

CfP: Translating Babel. Religion and Translation in the Early Modern Period

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The Conference Translating Babel: Religion and Translation in the Early Modern Period will take place from 20-22 July 2017 at the Gotha Research Centre of the University of Erfurt. The conference language will be English and an English-language publication is planned to document the proceedings. Lodging will be covered for participants and an honorary contract will defray transportation costs. Proposals (no more than 600 words) should be sent before 09 May 2017.

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21.03.2017

Blog on "Religion, Culture, Society"

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Our Researcher Mohammad Magout recently revived his Blog on "Religion, Culture, Society" with a post on "Two Christianities in Two Booklets: Impressions from a Visit to a Swedish Church". He describes and analyses two very different booklets in Arabic language that he both found in Klara Church, Stockholm, earlier this year.

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13.03.2017

Public Lecture: José Casanova on "Secularisation or the Return of Religion?"

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On 16 March 2017, 7 p.m., José Casanova will open the W. Michael Blumenthal Lectures at the Jewish Museum Berlin with a lecture "On the Relationship Between Religion and Secularity in European Societies".

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27.02.2017

New Article on Kemalist and post-Kemalist Secularism by Markus Dressler

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Our Senior Researcher Markus Dreßler has published an article on Kemalist and post-Kemalist forms of Turkish secularism: "Erdoğan und die "Fromme Generation". Religion und Politik in der Türkei." in the current issue on Turkey of the publication "Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (From Politics and Contemporary History)" of the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung).

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