18 Apr 2023 14:00 - 15:30 Online


The Global Epistemological Politics of Religion research group explores concepts and debates informing contemporary social and political theory and practice concerning the dynamics and relations between religion, politics and order. Through the detailed study of various cases we explore the histories and political logics of various attempts to conceptualise and institutionalise social, religious and cultural difference, including the rule of law, the practices of knowledge and non-knowledge, and the recognition and protection of religious minorities.

Questions to be discussed include: How does modern law and political practice regulate the spaces within which individuals and groups live out their cultural and religious lives? What are the histories and politics of modern constructs of religion in relation to the nation, technology and across different networks? The group is explicitly interdisciplinary drawing social and political theory, global politics, anthropology, history, and sociology of religion, and law.

This session will be led by Iza Hussin (Cambridge) , and the recommended reading is:

High, Holly, ed. 2022. Stone Masters: Power Encounters in Mainland Southeast Asia. Singapore:NUS Press

Places are limited to ensure small group discussion, so please email the RG leader, Maria Birnbaum (Maria.Birnbaum@unibe.ch) to register and receive the reading and Zoom link.

gloknos is initially funded for 5 years by the European Research Council through a Consolidator Grant awarded to Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya for her project ARTEFACT (2017-2022). ARTEFACT is funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (ERC grant agreement no. 724451). For information about gloknos or ARTEFACT please contact the administrator in the first instance.

Research Group Programme

Global epistemological politics of religion 2023 sessions
Global epistemological politics of religion 2023: session one
7 Feb 2023 13:00 - 14:30, Online

Elina Hartikainen (University of Helsinki)

Global epistemological politics of religion 2023: session two
9 Mar 2023 14:00 - 15:30, Online

Elayne Oliphant

Global epistemological politics of religion 2023: session three
18 Apr 2023 14:00 - 15:30, Online

Iza Hussin (Cambridge)

Global epistemological politics of religion 2023: session four
16 May 2023 17:00 - 18:30, Online

Joseph Blankholm (UC Santa Barbara)

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