Events of the Department of Religious Diversity (in descending order)

"Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China: An Analysis of External Dynamics"

  • Date: Dec 8, 2009
  • Time: 09:30 - 11:00
  • Speaker: Ji Zhe (Nantes Institute for Advanced Studies, France)
  • JI Zhe is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités, and Resident Research Fellow in the Nantes Institute for Advanced Studies (2009-2010) in France. He received his PhD in sociology from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) in 2007. He has published articles on Chinese Buddhism, Confucianism, youth religiosity and sociological theory of religion in various journals including Perspectives Chinoises, Social Compass, Cahiers internationaux de sociologie and Nova Religio. Based on his doctoral thesis, his book on modern changes in Chan Buddhism will be published by the Editions de l’EHESS (in the “En temps & lieux” series, 2010, Paris). He guest-edits a special issue of the French academic annual Extrême-Orient Extrême-Occident, which focuses on religion as educative space in modern and contemporary China (forthcoming in 2011). His current research is on Buddhism and Confucianism in the post-Mao era, and Chinese secularism.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
  • Room: Conference Room
In co-operation with the Iranian Studies Seminar, Göttingen University. [more]

"Martyrdom and Nationalism in Kurdish Poetry"

  • Date: Dec 3, 2009
  • Time: 18:00 - 20:00
  • Speaker: Mariwan Kanie (Amsterdam)
  • Mariwan Kanie comes originally from Iraqi Kurdistan. Since 1993 he lives and works in Holland. Recently he is writing a Doctoral thesis on martyrdom at the University of Amsterdam and teaches the intellectual history of Arab and Islamic world at the same university.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
  • Room: Conference Room
In co-operation with the Iranian Studies Seminar, Göttingen University. [more]

"Global Cities Conference"

Workshops, conferences 2009
Conference organized by Arjun Appadurai and Peter van der Veer. [more]
Co-organized by: Peter van der Veer & Steve Vertovec (Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity) ▪ Matthias Koenig & Andrea Lauser (Göttingen University) [more]
Workshop organized by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MMG) and American Social Science Research Council (SSRC). [more]
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