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
The KFG "Multiple Secularities" presents its research at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association (SSHA) from 2 to 5 November 2017 in Montreal.
Our Senior Researcher Marian Burchardt co-organises a Symposium on "Urban Risk and Religion: Economy, Health and Security" on 17 November 2017 at the University of Amsterdam. The workshop and books launch is a collaboration between the Center for Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the Department of Anthropology at Utrecht University and Leipzig University, involving researchers working in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.more
From 28 to 29 October 2017 the international conference "Narratives of Disenchantment and Secularization: Origins, Contexts, Transformations" will take place at LMU Munich. Among others our prospective fellow Jason Josephson-Storm and our director Monika Wohlrab-Sahr will present papers at the conference. The keynote will be held by Jonathan Israel.more
The Leipzig based network Chance for Science will hold a Conference for Academics on the Flight on 15 September 2017 at the Mediencampus Villa Ida. The conference aims to offer refugee academics the opportunity to build networks and to exchange their academic insights. It is not meant to let experts talk about refugees, but to let fled academics talk about their areas of expertise.more
From 26 to 27 June 2017 the College of Psychoanalysts - UK (CP-UK) organised the conference "Islamic Psychoanalysis/ Psychoanalytic Islam" at the University of Manchester. Our associate member (and former Junior Research Fellow in residence) Eva-Maria Tepest, who presented a paper on "(Criticising) Religion as Culture: The Translation of Psychoanalysis Into Contemporary Arab Thought", authored a conference report for the KFG "Multiple Secularities - Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities".more
From 13 to 15 September Mirjam Künkler, Shylashri Shankar, Claudia Derichs and Tine Stein organise a symposium on "A Secular Age beyond the West: Modes of Secularity in Asia" at Schloss Herrenausen (Germany).more
Between 10 and 12 March 2017, the Third Conference of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) took place in Beirut, Lebanon under the title: State, Sovereignty and Social Space in the Arab Region: Emerging Historical and Theoretical Approaches. The ACSS was established in 2008 to promote social scientific research and knowledge production in the Arab world, enhance the role of social science in Arab public life, and inform public policy in the region. more