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.
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