"Religion and Nationalism"

Workshops, conferences 2019

  • Beginn: 17.06.2019
  • Ende: 18.06.2019
  • Ort: Drift 21, Utrecht
  • Raum: Sweelinckzaal
"Religion and Nationalism"
Conference at Utrecht University

For more details please contact vdvoffice(at)mmg.mpg.de.

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8:30-9:00 Welcome and coffee

9:00-9:20 Irfan Ahmad (MMG-MPG): “The oeuvre of Peter van der Veer: a preliminary outline”

JUNE 17, 2019

9:20-10:20 Panel 1

  • Stefan Binder (University of Göttingen): “On the ‘impossibility’ of atheism in Secular India”
  • Marieke Bloembergen (KITLV and Leiden University): “All along the hippie trail, and back in time. Moral geographies of Greater India in Indonesia across decolonization”
  • Sana Ghazi (MPI-MMG): “Ganga-Jamni tehzeeb (The confluence of cultural ‘rivers’): islamicate, syncretism, nationalism”
  • Mangalika de Silva (New York University): “Of what borders the border: autochthony and the diaporas of the dead, the missing and bereaved in postwar Sri Lanka”

10:20-10:35 Comment by Peter van Rooden (UvA)

10:35-11:50 Panel 2

  • Jingyang Yu (MPI-MMG): “Become Christian to remain Chinese”
  • Susan Legêne (Vrije Universiteit): “Anti-slavery discourse and early 19th century transnational views on states, nations and citizens”
  • PL de Silva (Institute of Strategic Studies and Democracy (ISSD) Malta): “Cultivation of hatred”
  • Oskar Verkaaik (University of Amsterdam): “The relevance of historical anthropology”
  • Kamenko Bulić (University of Amsterdam): “The corruption of the language and the demise of the state: on Yugoslav common language and post-Yugoslav national languages”

11:50-12:05 Comment by Birgit Meyer (UU)

12:05 –12:45 Lunch break

12:45-13:45 Panel 3

  • Mahmoud Alinejad (Australian Government): “The rivalry of secular and religious nationalisms and the split in Iranian national identity”
  • Miriyam Aouragh (University of Amsterdam /University of Westminster): “Married to the cause - love as resistance in Morocco”
  • Matthijs van den Bos (Birkbeck College): “The promised land of Fadak: locating religious nationalism in Shiite politics”
  • Shaheed Tayob (University of Stellenbosch): “Race, animals and religion: a case of sacrifice, violence and public space in South Africa”

13:45-14:00 Comment by Peter Pels (Leiden University)

14:00-15:15 Panel 4

  • Jie Kang (MPI-MMG): “Nationalism and Chinese Christianity: from anti-Imperialism to Islamophobia”
  • Jeroen de Kloet (University of Amsterdam / CUC): “Rising, becoming, overcoding – On Chinese nationalism in Wandering Earth and Operation Red Sea”
  • Samuel Lengen (University of Virginia): “Digital imaginaries and the Chinese nation-state”
  • Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner (University of Sussex): “International competition and nationalism in the Life Science”
  • He Xiao (Fudan University): “Moral labor, nationalism, and the state in contemporary China”

15:15-15:30 Comment by Peter van der Veer


16:15-17:00 Peter van der Veer’s farewell lecture“Transitions: Refugees and Religion”

17:00-18:30 Reception

18:30 Dinner

(Lecture, reception and dinner take place at the Aula of the Utrecht University, Domplein 29)


JUNE 18, 2019

9:30-10:30 Meeting for Publication Plan

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