Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17

Tuesday Seminar Winter 2016/17, 14:00-15:30
Hermann-Föge-Weg 12


20 September 2016
Patrice Ladwig (MPI-MMG)
“Cold War Buddhism: politicizing the religious and re-negotiating the
secular in Lao Buddhism during the 2nd Indochina War (1950-1975)”  

27 September 2016
Leilah Vevaina (MPI-MMG)
“From excarnation to ashes: changes in Zoroastrian ritual infrastructure in Mumbai”  

4 October 2016
Raphael Susewind (MPI-MMG)
“Rifah-e-Aam Club, Lucknow: politics and poetics in India’s changing public sphere”  

11 October 2016
Chris Fuller (London School of Economics and Political Science)
“Ethnographic enquiry in Colonial India: Herbert Risley, William Crooke and the study of tribes and castes”  

18 October 2016, 13:30-15:00
David Strohl (MPI-MMG)
“Engaging tolerance: privacy and publicity in the inter-religious engagement of Mumbai’s Ismaili Muslims”  

1 November 2016
Mireille Mazard (MPI-MMG)
“Are you afraid of cockroaches?': Compassion and the horrors of abjection in Taiwanese Buddhism”  

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, Library Hall, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11 
Michael Lambek (University of Toronto)
“Ethnography as history: marriage and moral horizons in Mayotte”  

8 November 2016
Alpa Shah (London School of Economics and Political Science)
“Tribe, caste and class in contemporary India”  

15 November 2016
Reza Masoudi (MPI-MMG)
“The spatial genealogy of Muharram rituals”  

22 November 2016
Meena Dhanda (University of Wolverhampton)
“An inescapable comparison: casteism and racism in the diaspora”  

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, Library Hall, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11 
Nils Bubandt (Aarhus University)
“What Gura Killed: Wildmen, White Men, and the Beastly Excess to Differences That Matter” 

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 14:00-16:00
MPI PhD Workshop – “Creative Value” 
with Samuel Lengen, Xiao He, and Shaheed Tayob

6 December 2016
Bob van der Linden (MPI-MMG)
“Songs to the Jinas and of the Gurus: historical comparisons between Jain and Sikh devotional music”

17 January 2017
Fabian Graham (MPI-MMG)
“Competing cosmologies of post-mortal existence in Chinese
vernacular religion: diametric oppositions from within an evolving
religious tradition”

24 January 2017
Jifeng Liu (MPI-MMG)
“Old pastor and local bureaucrats: recasting church-state relations in
contemporary China” - Coauthored by Jifeng Liu and Chris White

31 January 2017
Ying Diao (MPI-MMG)
“Ethnic minority’s new voices: music making and religious-social
changes among the Nujiang Christian Lisu on China’s Southwest
borders”

Monday, 6 February 2017, Library Hall, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11 
Thomas J. Csordas (University of California San Diego)
“Beings without bodies: contemporary Catholic exorcism and the discourse of evil” 

14 February 2017
Sudheesh Bhasi (MPI-MMG)
“Remembered and forgotten Gods: the transnational worship of
ancestral deities among Malaysian Hindus” 

21 February 2017
Sophorntavy Vorng (MPI-MMG)
“Morality, discipline, and religious addiction treatment in Thailand”