Germany, Bochum

Eurasian Religions in Contact

when 25 July 2017 - 1 August 2017
language English
duration 1 week

The Eurasian Religions in Contact Summer School provides a format for introducing and discussing cutting-edge research relating to the problems of studying global inter-religious relations. The summer school will examine such diverse topics as gender, media, digital humanities and material culture. Aimed at doctoral and advanced masters’-level students, ERiC encourages students from around the world to consider religious studies from multiple political and cultural standpoints, giving them the opportunity to create an international network of like-minded junior scholars.

The approach of the ERiC Summer School is historical: looking at religious interaction across time as well as geography. Christian-Muslim contacts in the past give hints at current issues; Buddhism’s role as a conduit through which many ideas shifted from India to Tibet and China looks at the ties that bind in Asian history; interreligious contacts in medieval and early medieval Ethiopia foreshadow contacts and conflicts in the contemporary Horn of Africa. All such regions and histories have been the subjects of past ERiC presentations and discussions.

Eurasian Religions in Contact Summer School will take place at the Center for Religious Studies (CERES) of the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany from 25 July - 01 August 2017.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, a research project proposal and a recent curriculum vitae to (preferably via email) by 17 March 2017 to adam.knobler@rub.de

Course leader

Apl. Prof. Dr. Adam Knobler

Target group

Advanced MA Students and PhD-Students in Religious Studies (Scientific Study of Religion), History of Religions, Classics, Medieval Studies, Area Studies (Oriental Studies, Jewish Studies, Islamic Studies, Buddhist Studies, Hindu Studies, East Asian Studies, Central Asian Studies, South Asian Studies), Archeology, Theologies, Philosophy, Sociology

Course aim

The general aim of the school is to translate and transmit the research of this theme conducted by senior scholars into knowledge which benefits junior researchers. The ERiC Summer School offers advanced student of graduate standing working on topics of religious interaction the opportunity to explore important questions for studying religious contacts. Additionally, ERiC encourages students from around the world to consider religious studies from multiple political and cultural standpoints, giving them the opportunity to create an international network of like-minded junior scholar.

Fee info

EUR 0: No fees included.

Scholarships

Accepted students will receive a Round Trip ticket from their home or university to Bochum. Additionally they will receive accommodations, all lunches and two dinners.