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

"Stop or go: the social dynamics of urban movement"

Workshops, conferences 2010
Winter workshop co-organised by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai), the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Germany) & PUKAR (Mumbai). [more]

"Urban Aspirations"

Workshops, conferences 2010
Organized by Shanghai University in collaboration with MPI-MMG. [more]

"Civility and Intercultural Relations in Goa (India) and Malaysia"

"Why there is no ‘European Islam’: Contrasting contours of Islam in England and France"

"Building Theravada Buddhist networks in Nepal and Beyond"

  • Date: Jun 16, 2010
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: David Gellner (University of Oxford)
  • David Gellner is Professor of Social Anthropology, a Fellow of All Souls, and Head of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnogra­phy. His doctoral research (1982-4) was on the traditional, Vaj­ra­yana Buddhism of the Newars and on Newar social organization, in the Kath­mandu Valley, Nepal. He has carried out fieldwork in the Kathmandu Valley on many subsequent occasions, broadening his interests to include politics and ethnicity, healers, mediums, and popular approaches to misfortune, religious change, activism, and democratization. His current research is on reli­gion in the Nepali diaspora in the UK.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Yellow Shirts and Red Shirts: Political Protest in Thailand Today"

Workshops, conferences 2010
This workshop intends to further an anthropological understanding of the current political crisis in Thailand and the use of a symbolic repertoire by the different groups that are engaged in political struggle. [more]

"The Culture of Work and the Work of Culture in India"

Workshops, conferences 2010
Workshop with Chris Fuller (London School of Economics), Carol Upadhya (School of Social Sciences in Bangalore, Indien) and Nicole Mayer-Ahuja (Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut Göttingen - SOFI) [more]

"The Revival of Nalanda University: The Re-establishment of the Ancient Buddhist Networks"

  • Date: Apr 27, 2010
  • Time: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Speaker: Tansen Sen (Baruch College, City University of New York)
  • Tansen Sen is Associate Professor of Asian history and religons at Baruch College, The City University of New York. Currently he is visiting senior research fellow at the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. He received his MA from Peking University and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He has special scholarly interests in Buddhism, Sino-Indian relations, Indian Ocean trade, and Silk Road archeology. He has done extensive research in India, China, and Japan with grants from the American Institute of Indian Studies, the Japan Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
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