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Conference: Dynamics of Religious Diversity

Programme Overview

Programme overview
Day 1: Thursday, 19 October 2017

09.30-10.00     Arrival, registration and coffee

10.00-10.15     Welcome

10.15-11.15     Keynote lecture David Chidester (University of Cape Town): Forming Religion. Colonial, Imperial, and Global Configurations.

11.20-12.30     Panel on Towering Figures in the Study of Religion

12.30-13.30     Lunch

13.30-15.00     Parallel Sessions I

15.00-15.30     Refreshments

15.30-16.30     Parallel Sessions II

16.45-18.30     Keynote Lectures

  • Eva Spies (University of Bayreuth): Being in Relation. A Perspective on Multiplicity in the Field of Religion.
  • Kim Knibbe (University of Groningen): Conceptualizing Religious Diversity in a Post-Colonial Europe. Q&A.

19.00               Conference diner

Day 2: Friday 20 October 2017

10.00-10.10     Welcome back

10.10-11.30     Keynote lecture Peter van der Veer (Max Planck Institute Göttingen): What is ‘Comparison’ in Comparative Religion?

Response by Katja Rakow. Q&A

11.45-13.15     Parallel Sessions III

13.15-14.00     Lunch

14.00-15.30     Parallel Sessions IV

15.30-15.45     Brief refreshments

15.45-16.45     Concluding Panel and Plenary Discussion

17.00               Close of the Conference