POSTPONED: Secularization in a Global Context: A Repeating Narrative

13 May 2020, 15:00 - 17:00

Venue TBC

Due to the COVID-19, this event has been postponed to Michaelmas term TBC. 


Mary Brazelton (History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge)
Luna Sebastian (Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge)
Huiyi Wu (Needham Research Institute)



Originally articulated to explain European developments, the narrative of secularization has been applied to many different contexts across the globe. Does this narrative help explain historical developments in the Middle East, in India and/or in China? Or does it obscure historical transformations by uniformly applying a European concept to widely differing regions across the globe? What is so attractive about the discourses of secularisation and secularism that we turn to them again and again?

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