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

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"Ritual and Anti-Ritual"

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"Rethinking Gandhi’s secularism: how did Gandhi’s brahmacarya relate to his last political vision?"

Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2020
  • Date: Jun 22, 2020
  • Time: 10:30 - 12:00
  • Speaker: Eijiro Hazama (University of Tokyo)
  • EIJIRO HAZAMA specializes in South Asian intellectual history and historical anthropology, particularly the contemporary “post-enlightenment” issues revolving around nationalism, secularism, and the epistemological modernization in India.
  • Location: Video Conference

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"Terrorism in question: toward a new public anthropology"

Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2020
  • Date: Jun 15, 2020
  • Time: 10:30 - 12:00
  • Speaker: Irfan Ahmad (MPI-MMG)
  • IRFAN AHMAD is a Senior Research Fellow working on a book manuscript provisionally titled "Terrorism in Question: Toward An Anthropological Approach".
  • Location: Video Conference

"Sacred matters"

Discussion on theoretical writings on death and mourning, and on personhood, individualism, and the porosity of the self

Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2020
  • Date: May 25, 2020
  • Time: 10:30 - 12:00
  • Speaker: Peter van der Veer (MPI-MMG)
  • PETER VAN DER VEER is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity at Göttingen.
  • Location: Video Conference

"Setting up a Muslim-Christian kindergarten – Interfaith dialogue at the local level in Germany""

Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2020
  • Date: May 11, 2020
  • Time: 10:30 - 12:00
  • Speaker: Arndt Emmerich (MPI-MMG)
  • ARNDT EMMERICH is a Research Fellow in the Department of Religious Diversity. As part of his new project, he will analyse the role of local mosque activism during the German refugee crisis through a comparative neighbourhood perspective.
  • Location: Video Conference

"The appearance of history: approaching lottery divination in Chinese Buddhist temples in China today"

Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2020
  • Date: Apr 20, 2020
  • Time: 10:30 - 12:00
  • Speaker: Shen Yang (MPI-MMG)
  • YANG SHEN is a cultural anthropologist focusing on religion and secularism. Her work examines how humans become the ways they are at the intersection of political history, religious institutions, and cultural traditions.
  • Location: Video Conference

CANCELLED - "Islamic Movements in India: Moderation and its Discontents"

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We welcome you to the Symposium on Arndt Emmerich’s book"Islamic Movements in India: Moderation and its Discontents" (Routledge, London 2020) [more]

CANCELLED - "The unbearable lightness of trust: trade, masculinity and the life-world of Indian export agents in Yiwu, China"

Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2020
  • Date: Mar 30, 2020
  • Time: 10:30 - 12:00
  • Speaker: Filippo Osella (University of Sussex)
  • FILIPPO OSELLA is Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies at the University of Sussex (UK). Since3 1989 he has conducted research in Kerala (India), Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and in a number countries in the Gulf. His recent books include Islam, Politics and Anthropology (with B. Soares, 2010), Islamic Reforms in South Asia (with C. Osella, 2012), Religion and the Morality of the Market (with D. Rudnyckyj, 2017). Last year he has co-edited (with S. Ramaswamy) a special issue of Modern Asian Studies on “Charity and Philanthropy in South Asia” (2018). His current research focuses on trading networks between China, India and West Asia, and he has recently begun research on a two years, ESRC-funded project on artisanal fishers’ attitudes towards risk in Kerala (India).
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
  • Room: Conference Room
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