The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” (Bonn) hosts the workshop "Cultures of differentiation. Toward a cultural turn in differentiation theory" from 8 - 9 December 2016. On 9 December our directors will host a panel on "Religion im Differenzierungsprozess: Multiple Säkularitäten" (Religion in the Process of Differentiation: Multiple Secularities) at this workshop.more
The KFG's Senior Researcher Markus Dreßler gave a short interview on the relation of state and religion in Turkey which was published in an official press release of Leipzig University on 2 December 2016.
Our Permanent Senior Research Fellow Hubert Seiwert has published an article on “Ancestor Worship and State Rituals in Contemporary China: Fading Boundaries between Religious and Secular” in the current volume of the Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft (Volume 24, Issue 2, 127-152). more
Monika Wohlrab-Sahr's public lecture on "Contested Secularity - Struggle for the Boundaries of Religion" (Umkämpfte Säkularität - Kampf um die Grenzen der Religion), held at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Munich on 25 October 2016, will be televised on channel ARD-alpha on 23 November, 7 p.m.; 24 November, 9:30 a.m. and 26 November, 3:30 p.m.more
The Department of Politics and International Relations and Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford call for papers for a conference on "Public Life and Religious Diversity", 7-9 September 2017.
Lecture and film screening with Yael Navaro (University of Cambridge, author of “Faces of the State: Secularism and Public Life in Turkey”) and Emrah Gökdemir (artist, Antakya) in English. Sunday, 20 November 2016, 6 p.m. at Halle 14, Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst (Leipzig, Spinnereistr. 7). more
The KFG's director Monika Wohlrab-Sahr will host the Spring Conference "Religion und Science. New Questions on an Old Topic" of the Section Sociology of Religion of the German Sociological Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie, DGS) together with Silke Gülker and Hubert Knoblauch. more
Our Senior Research Fellow Armando Salvatore will present a guest lecture on "Religious Charisma, Civility and Sovereignty in the Sociology of Islam" on 21 November 2016 at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg "Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe" (Ruhr-Universität Bochum).more
We present a choice of some current job offers that are somehow related to the fields of our Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies "Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities":
1 Fellowship in the History of Religion and Religiosity at the German Historical Institute (Washington, DC).
12 positions for Doctoral Candidates in the Research Training Group "Religious Knowledge in pre-modern Europe (800-1800)." (Tübingen).
3 PhD positions in the Junior Research Group: ‘The Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia’ (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle).more
The international congress "Cultural Impacts of Reformation" at the old LEUCOREA University in Lutherstadt Wittenberg from 7-11 August 2017 aims at a profound understanding and a new description of the impacts of Reformation. more
We are happy to announce the release of the book "Die andere Seite des Islam. Säkularismus-Diskurs und muslimische Intellektuelle im modernen Ägypten" (The Other Side of Islam. The Discourse on Secularism (al-ʿalmānīya) and the Muslim Intellectual in Modern Egypt) by our Senior Researcher Daniel Kinitz. The book is published by De Gruyter as volume 7 of the series "Religion and Its Others. Studies in Religion, Nonreligion, and Secularity".more
On the eve of the US presidential elections, 7 November, the support association of Leipzig University's Faculty of Theology invites to a public round of talks on "Religion, Society and Politics in the US".
Traditionally religion has an important impact on everyday life as well as on politics in the US. In the presidential election campaigns of 2016 question of religious and morals policies were also central issues for the candidates as well as for the electorate. The talks will focus on the influence of religious affiliations and topics on the election process.more