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Public lecture series: "Religion and Urbanity in Time and Space"

The collegiate research group "Religion and Urbanity" at the University of Erfurt invites you to a lecture series in the winter semester 2020/21 under the title "Religion and Urbanity in Time and Space". The lectures take place on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 pm on the campus of the University of Erfurt, in lecture hall 2 (KIZ). As the number of visitors is limited due to Corona, it will also be possible to attend the events online.

Religion and urbanity are world-wide pervasive and long-established strategies of handling and fostering human sociality. In a world where over half of the population lives in cities and religion is far from disappearing or being relegated to the private, the question as to how they have interlocked historically is a critical issue that still needs further and more fine-grained exploration. Planned as a well-assorted and consistent course of 15 lectures, the lecture series presents such connections by zooming in on specific examples of Mediterranean, North-European, North-American, and Asian cities from the rise of urbanism to the present time. Emphasis will especially put on substantial, entangled changes occurred in urban life and religion, on the production, adaptation, and dismantling of space, and on the role played by different collective and individual actors. By means of historical reconstruction, however, the lectures will also raise the question of comparable current constellations and possible future developments.

The events will consist of a 45-minute lecture followed by a discussion. The speakers are members and scholarship holders of the International Centre for Advanced Studies "Religion and Urbanity": Reciprocal Formations" (Max Weber Centre) and proven experts based in Germany. Experts from various fields of city administration, religious institutions, social sciences and architecture will also be involved in the discussion.

The lecture series can be viewed on YouTube, even after the actual lecture period:

Youtube-Kanal Uni Erfurt Live

The course is also recognised in Studium Fundamentale. In addition to introductory training, the learning outcomes for students include instructions on the use of social media, podcasting and video recording services for research purposes.

Further information / contact:

Junior Fellow
(Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies)
Max-Weber-Kolleg (Steinplatz 2) / room 411 (3rd Floor)
Junior Fellow
(Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies)
Max-Weber-Kolleg (Steinplatz 2) / room 409 (3rd Floor)