Religious Diversity and the Secular University Summer School 2021

5 July 2021 - 14 July 2021

CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project Religious Diversity and the Secular University at CRASSH is pleased to convene another two-week summer school for early career scholars across the humanities and social sciences. 

Four world-class senior scholars are in residence to lead the workshop:

For two weeks, our junior scholars will work with the scholars-in-residence as well as with the members of the CRASSH project, Simon Goldhill, Theodor Dunkelgrün and Sami Everett. Together, participants will study a set of primary sources selected by the senior scholars and engage critically with work-in-progress by each participant.

This workshop is part of a research project devoted to Religious Diversity and the Secular University, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Monday 5 July 2021

10:30 - 12:00

Katie Fleming (Queen Mary University of London)

Leading discussion of Kwame Anthony Appiah, The Lies that Bind: Rethinking Identity (2018)

14:00 - 15:30

Emanuelle Degli Esposti (University of Cambridge)

'Sectarianism as Unconscious: Rethinking Religion, Identity, and and Ideology in a Globalised World'

16:30 - 18:00

Elizabeth Marcus

'The Legal Afterlife of Empire: l’affaire de l’école de droit de Beyrouth'

Tuesday 6 July 2021

14:00 - 15:30

Khaled Furani (Tel Aviv University)

Leading discussion of Syed Farid Alatas, Ibn Khaldun (2013), pp. 105-134, and Magid Shihade, 'Education and decolonization: On not reading Ibn Khaldun in Palestine'. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society 6:1 (2017), pp. 79-93.

16:30 - 18:00

Artemis Ignatidou

'Martin Buber's Creative Manifesto'

Wednesday 8 July 2021

10:30 - 12:00

Lena Salaymeh (University of Oxford)

Leading discussion of Guy G Stroumsa, “Rings or Three Impostors? The Comparative Approach to the Abrahamic Religions and its Origins” in The Oxford Handbook of the Abrahamic Religions (2015), and Abdelrahman Helli, “Religious and Sectarian Diversity in the Early Islamic Period. A Study of Ḍirār b. ʿAmr al-Ghaṭafānī’s (d. ca. 200/815) “Kitāb al-Taḥrīsh” (“The Book of Instigation”)” in Hikma 11:2 (2020), 212-232.

14:00 - 15:30

Rebekah Vince (Queen Mary University of London)

'Hidden Heritages and Unlikely Legacies: A Little Jerusalem in Pondichéry?'

16:30 - 18:00

Lea Taragin-Zeller (University of Cambridge)

'"Just a Cup of Tea?" Jewish-Muslim Interfaith Activism and the Gendered Politics of Representation'

Thursday 8 July 2021

10:30 - 12:00

Khaled Furani (Tel Aviv University)

Leading discussion of David Scott, Stuart Hall’s Voice: Intimations of an Ethics of Receptive Generosity (2017) chapter 4 “Learning to Learn from Others: An Ethics of Receptive Generosity” (pp. 116-142).

14:00 - 15:30

Alyaa Ebbiary (SOAS University of London)

'From Subjects to Interlocutors: Muslims in the Margins and the Academy'

16:30 - 18:00

Sami Everett (University of Cambridge)

'Comme un village méditerranée: North African Jewish Racialization in Sarcelles'

Friday 9 July 2021

10:30 - 12:00

Khaled Furani (Tel Aviv University)

Leading discussion of Friedrich Nietzsche, Anti-Education (Lectures I & II). Originally 1872. Ed. Reitter and Wellmon (2016), pp. 1-37.

14:00 - 15:30

Yang Shen (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity)

'Confucian Teaching in a Pluralistic World: Intellectual Freedom, Public Intellectuals, and the Vision of Ma Yifu (1883-1967)'

Sunday 11 July 2021

10:30 - 12:00

Homi Bhabha (Harvard University)

Leading discussion of Frantz Fanon, Black Skin White Masks (2018), Chapter 5: “The Lived Experience of the Black Man"

14.00-15.30

 

16.30-18.00

14:00 - 15:30

Homi Bhabha (Harvard University)

'Theatre of War: Din und Drang in William Kentridge’s The Head & the Load'

16:30 - 18:00

Lena Salaymeh (University of Oxford)

'Religion is Secularised Tradition: Jewish and Muslim Circumcisions in Germany', Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, (2020) 1-28.

Monday 12 July 2021

10:30 - 12:00

Homi Bhabha (Harvard University)

Leading discussion of James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

14:00 - 15:30

Homi Bhabha (Harvard University)

Leading discussion of I Am Not Your Negro

Tuesday 13 July 2021

10:30 - 12:00

Homi Bhabha (Harvard University)

Leading discussion of Hannah Arendt, "We Refugees" in Altogether Elsewhere: Writers on Exile, ed. M. Robinson (London: Faber and Faber, 1994), pp. 110-119 and Giorgio Agamben, "We Refugees", Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures 49:2 (1995), 114-119.

14:00 - 15:30

Logan Williams (Durham University)

'Yesh yoter miderekh achat lihyot yehudi: Defining Judaism and Opposing the Legacy of Antisemitism in Pauline Scholarship'

16:30 - 18:00

Simon Goldhill, Theo Dunkelgrün & Sami Everett (University of Cambridge)

Roundtable on the Religious Diversity and the Secular University project. 

Wednesday 14 July 2021

10:30 - 12:00

Katie Fleming (Queen Mary University of London)

Leading discussion of Gillian Rose, "Athens and Jerusalem: A Tale of Three Cities"

14:00 - 15:30

Khaled Furani (Tel Aviv University)

Leading discussion of Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt