The researchers of the Center for Religious Studies (CERES) at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum will be present on the IAHR World Congress in Erfurt with several panels, papers, workshops and an own CERES-booth.
Every five years, the international congress is organised by the International Association for the History of Religion (IAHR) and is the renowned meeting for researchers in the field of religious studies (Religionswissenschaft) worldwide.
All papers which had been handed in by CERES researchers were accepted so that the whole range of their research can be presented to an international audience on this event. To give some exeamples, the research group Buddhism in Motion will have an own panel, as will do the research project Iconic Religion. Besides these, further panels are organised, and researchers of CERES will present various papers, for example on the debates about religion in the Media, the religious affiliations of Pakistani immigrants in Germany or the discussion of religion and capital in the early work of Karl Marx. In addition, workshops on researching Evangelicals or on teh topics of digital humanities will be arranged by CERES staff.
As sort of a premiere, CERES in co-operation with the Käte Hamburger Kolleg Dynamics in the History of Relgions will be on the congress with an own booth where congress participants can learn more about
- the Käte Hamburger Kolleg Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe,
- the on-going research project Iconic Religions,
- the novel research project JewsEast,
- the international online journal Entangled Religions,
- the research fields of CERES as Relational Religions and within the digital humanities,
- and the conditions of learning and researching at the CERES.