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Events

Here you will find an overview of all our upcoming and past events, congresses and recent announcements.

current past

Colloquium

Eva-Maria Tepest on "Translating Religion-as-Culture: Contemporary Arab Psychoanalytic Thought".

Reading: El Shakry, Omnia. 2014. ‘The Arabic Freud: The Unconscious and the Modern Subject.’ Modern Intellectual History 11 (01): 89-118.

If scholars from outside the KFG "Multiple Secularities" wish to attend one of our colloquia, please send a short inquiry to multiple-secularities[at]uni-leipzig.de

22 February 2017
09 - 12 a.m.

Strohsack, room 5.55

Colloquium

Chair: Hubert Seiwert

Reading: Stausberg, Michael. “Distinctions, Differentiations, Ontology, and Non-humans in Theories of Religion.” Method & Theory in the Study of Religion 22/4 (2010): 354–74.

If scholars from outside the KFG "Multiple Secularities" wish to attend one of our colloquia, please send a short inquiry to multiple-secularities[at]uni-leipzig.de

15 February 2017
09 - 12 a.m.

Strohsack, room 5.55

Colloquium

Chair: Christoph Kleine

Reading: Mark Teeuwen: "Early Modern Secularism? Views on Religion in Seji kenbunroku (1816)" Japan Review 25 (2013): 3-19.

If scholars from outside the KFG "Multiple Secularities" wish to attend one of our colloquia, please send a short inquiry to multiple-secularities[at]uni-leipzig.de

8 February 2017
09 - 12 a.m.

Strohsack, room 5.55

Public Lecture: Religion and Politics in Iran

Public Lecture by our Senior Fellow Dr. Nahid Mozaffari on "Politics and Religion in Iran: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Dilemmas."


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6 February 2017
8 p.m.

Bibliotheca Albertina, Vortragssaal

Colloquium

​Presentation: Anna Mrozek on "Religious Freedom and Secularism in the Frame of the German Constitution."

Reading: Christine Langenfeld, Sarah Mohsen: Germany: The teacher head scarf case. January 2005. International Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 86-94, 2005.

If scholars from outside the KFG "Multiple Secularities" wish to attend one of our colloquia, please send a short inquiry to multiple-secularities[at]uni-leipzig.de

18 January 2017
09 - 12 a.m.

Strohsack, room 5.55

Colloquium

Presentation: Rinku Lamba on "Rabindranath Tagore's Conception of Religion."

If scholars from outside the KFG "Multiple Secularities" wish to attend one of our colloquia, please send a short inquiry to multiple-secularities[at]uni-leipzig.de

25 January 2017
09 - 12 a.m.

Strohsack, room 5.55

Colloquium

Presentation: Monika Wohlrab-Sahr on "The Study of Islam and the Study of Secularity – a Difficult Relationship."

If scholars from outside the KFG "Multiple Secularities" wish to attend one of our colloquia, please send a short inquiry to multiple-secularities[at]uni-leipzig.de

11 January 2017
09-12 a.m.

Strohsack, room 5.55

Colloquium

Presentation: Sana Chavoshian on "Differentiations: Piety and Politics among Female Religious Circles in Iran"

Reading: Charles Hirschkind: Is there a Secular Body? In: CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Vol. 26, Issue 4, pp. 633–647.

If scholars from outside the KFG "Multiple Secularities" wish to attend one of our colloquia, please send a short inquiry to multiple-secularities[at]uni-leipzig.de

15 December 2016
3-6 p.m.

Hörsaal 16, Hörsaalgebäude, Universitätsstraße 1

Colloquium

Presentation: Mohammad Magout on "Applying 'Multiple Secularites' to a Transnational Setting: Social Interaction between international students at Two Ismaili Institutes for Islamic Studies in London."

Reading: Parts of chapter 6 of Mohammad Magout's dissertation "Between Religion and Culture: Academic Discourse and Religious Subjectivity at Two Nizari Ismaili Institutions for Islamic Studies in London."

If scholars from outside the KFG "Multiple Secularities" wish to attend one of our colloquia, please send a short inquiry to multiple-secularities[at]uni-leipzig.de

7 December 2016
09 - 12 a.m.

Strohsack, room 5.55

Start of our series of public lectures with Markus Dreßler

On 6 December our Senior Researcher Markus Dreßler successfully started the KFG's series of public lectures with his talk on "Religion and Politics in Turkey".


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06 December 2016
08 p.m.

Bibliotheca Albertina, Café Alibi

Colloquium

Presentation: Ruth Mas on Talal Asad.

Reading: Talal Asad: What Might an Anthropology of Secularism Look Like? (chapter 1 in: Formations of the Secular (2003), 21-66).

Attention please, it's a Monday!

If scholars from outside the KFG "Multiple Secularities" wish to attend one of our colloquia, please send a short inquiry to multiple-secularities[at]uni-leipzig.de

28 November 2016
11 a.m. - 02 p.m.

Strohsack, room 5.55

Thesis Defence

Our Junior Researcher Mohammad Magout will publicly defend his doctoral thesis "Between Religion and Culture: Academic Discourse and Religious Subjectivity at Two Nizari Ismaili Institutions for Islamic Studies in London".

24 November 2016
10 a.m.

Schillerstraße 6, room S 202

Colloquium

Introduction of our new fellows Nahid Mozaffari, Anna Mrozek and Eva Tepest.

Attention please, this is a Tuesday!

If scholars from outside the KFG "Multiple Secularities" wish to attend one of our colloquia, please send a short inquiry to multiple-secularities[at]uni-leipzig.de

15 November 2016
09-12 a.m.

Strohsack, room 5.55

Colloquium

Chair: Hubert Seiwert

Reading: Martin, David (2014): The Political Future of Religion. In: Martin, David: Religion and Power. No Logos without Mythos. Ashgate.

If scholars from outside the KFG "Multiple Secularities" wish to attend one of our colloquia, please send a short inquiry to multiple-secularities[at]uni-leipzig.de

9 November 2016
09-12 a.m.

Strohsack, room 5.55

Colloquium

Presentation: Sushmita Nath - Between ‘Faith’ and ‘Discovery’: Gandhi’s Religious Politics and the Question of Secularity in India.

Reading: Sudipta Kaviraj: 'Languages of Secularity,' Economic and Political Weekly, vol. XLVIII, no. 50, 2013.

If scholars from outside the KFG "Multiple Secularities" wish to attend one of our colloquia, please send a short inquiry to multiple-secularities[at]uni-leipzig.de

2 November 2016
09-12 a.m.

Strohsack, room 5.55

Colloquium

Presentation: Tom Troughton on "Implications of the secular as an aspect of second dissemination of Tibetan Mahāyāna"

Reading: Guntram Hazod: From the ‘Good Tradition’ to Religion: On some basic aspects of religious conversion in early medieval Tibet and the comparative Central Eurasian Context. History and Anthropology 2015 vol. 26 no. 1, 36-54.

If scholars from outside the KFG "Multiple Secularities" wish to attend one of our colloquia, please send a short inquiry to multiple-secularities[at]uni-leipzig.de

5 October 2016
09-11 a.m.

Strohsack, room 5.55

Colloquium

Presentation: Armando Salvatore on "A ‘Soft Secular Distinction’ in the Islamic Ecumene? Dynamics of Adab and Shari’a"

Reading: Colonial Blueprints of Order and Civility (chapter 6 in: Armando Salvatore: The Sociology of Islam: Knowledge, Power and Civility, First Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2016.)

If scholars from outside the KFG "Multiple Secularities" wish to attend one of our colloquia, please send a short inquiry to multiple.secularities[at]uni-leipzig.de

21 September 2016
10-12 a.m.

Strohsack, room 5.55

Inaugural ceremony and opening lecture "Multiple Secularities - Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities"

On June 27, 2016 the Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies "Multiple Secularities - Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities" had its inaugural ceremony.

Opening lecture
Andrew March (Yale University): “What is the ‘Civil State’ in Islamic Political Thought?”


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27.06.2016
06:00 p.m.

ceremonial hall, university library "Albertina", Beethovenstraße 6, 04107 Leipzig

Kick-off Workshop "Multiple Secularities - Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities"

The initial meeting of the HCAS’s prospective research fellows created a sound foundation for the future collaborative work on “multiple secularities”.
From June 27 to June 29, 2016, 34 speakers presented their research projects within the broader research programme of the HCAS and discussed them with the audience.


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27.06.-29.06.2016


ceremonial hall, university library "Albertina", Beethovenstraße 6, 04107 Leipzig