Our Senior Researcher Markus Dressler will give a public presentation on "Secularism in the late Ottoman Period" on 25 January, 6:15 p.m., at the public colloquium of the ZfA (Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung) at the TU Berlin. more
Abdellah Hammoudi (Princeton University) will give a public seminar on "The Trouble of Alterity and Anthropology: the Challenge of an Ethnography of One's Own Society" at the Max Planck Institut for Social Anthropology, Halle (Main Seminar Room, Advokatenweg 36) on 24 January, 4:15 - 6 p.m. The seminar is part of the Joint Lecture Series of the MPI for Social Anthropology and the Seminar for Social Anthropology, MLU.more
The Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, the Thuringian Network for Reformation Research and the International Martin Luther Foundation will host a workshop on Max Weber and Martin Luther ("Martin Luther im Spiegel Max Webers") on 19 January at Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Senatssaal, Fürstengraben 1). The workshop will be held in German.more
Our prospective fellow Klaus Fitschen will present a lecture on Religion and Gender on 17 January, 5 p.m. in lecture hall 16 (Hörsaal 16, Universitätsstraße 3) of Leipzig University. The lecture "So God created man in his own image [...]; male and female he created them. - or why Religion is not meant to divide the world in blue and pink. (Gott schuf den Menschen zu seinem Bilde und schuf ihn männlich und weiblich. - oder warum Religion nicht dazu da ist, die Welt in Blau und Rosa einzuteilen.)" is part of a lecture series of the Equal Opportunity Office (Gleichstellungsbüro) of Leipzig University. The presentation will be held in German. more
Dominik Müller (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle) will present the conceptual framework of the DFG Emmy Noether Junior Research Group "The Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia" on 12 January 2017, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Institute of Oriental Studies in Leipzig (Schillerstraße 6, room S 202). The presentation will be held in German.more
Mohammad Magout, Junior Researcher at our KFG "Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities", will give a presentation on "Multiple Differentiations: Distinctions between the Religious and the Secular in Different Ismaili Communities" at the Inaugural Khōjā Studies Conference in Paris (15-16 December 2016).
The Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt invites applications for up to three Junior Fellowships for Young Female Researchers/ Postdoctoral Scholars and up to four Scholarships for Guest Doctoral Students for research projects in the fields of Sociology, Religious Studies, History, Philosophy or Theology within the framework of the Kolleg Research Group “Religious Individualisation in Historical Perspective” directed by Prof. Dr. Martin Mulsow and Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke. Deadline for applications is 18 December 2016.
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.