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.
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. The access link: https://youtu.be/3paelnGN6wU