16. Jan 2021 - 17. Jan 2021 | Faculty of Philosophy, Religion, Society, and World Relations

From Universalism to Ethnopathos – Religious Knowledge in the Colonial Encounter between India and Germany

Event type
public with registration

Workshop under the lead of Isabella Schwaderer. Please register by e-mail.

For registration and further information please send an e-mail to isabella.schwaderer@uni-erfurt.de


DAY 1: Saturday 16 January 2021: Understanding Religion through Projection and Appropriation

2:00 – 2:15 PM (CEST) Opening and Welcome Note Isabella Schwaderer, Katharina Waldner (University of Erfurt)
2:15– 3:00 PM Keynote Lecture: Religion as colonial knowledge category. Approaches to the decolonization of social thought Heidemarie Winkel (Research Group "Global Contestations of Women's and Gender Rights" at ZiF / Bielefeld University)
  Historical Perspectives: German Religious Views of India and Indian Reactions. Chair: Florian Wagner (University of Erfurt)  
3:00-3:30 PM “To read in an Indian way” (Johann Gottfried Herder). On whether the Germans were of Indian Origin and how this was related to the Hebrew Bible Simon Wiesgickl Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hongkong
3:30-4:00 PM Ecumenical Tendencies of German-Catholic Missions in 19th century India: Broad themes and Ethnic Dialectics Tirtha Prasad Mukhopadhyay (Universidad de Guanajuato, Salamanca, Mexico
4:00-4:30 PM Virtual coffee break  
  Religion and the Performing Arts: Artistic Research on Indian Phantasies in Germany and Beyond. Chair: Jessie Pons (Ruhr University Bochum)  
4:30-5:00 PM ‘Something completely different.’ Menaka, Uday Shankar and Indra Ramosay in the Dutch press (1931-1937). Parveen Kanhai (Den Haag)
5:00-5:30 PM Death and Transfiguration: Indian Fantasies of Redemption in the Reception of Wagner and Schopenhauer Isabella Schwaderer (University of Erfurt)
5:30-6:00 PM “The Indian New Testament” on the German opera stage. Aesthetic and Philosophical Syncretism in Felix Gotthelf's opera Mahadeva (1908) Markus Schlaffke (Bauhaus University Weimar), Richard Siedhoff (Weimar, Silent Film Pianist)
6:00 PM Virtual Dinner, Cultural Program  

DAY 2: Sunday 17 January 2021: Religion, Colonialism and Politics

  Religion and (Colonial) Encounter. Chair: Johannes Duschka (KFG Multiple Secularities, Leipzig University)  
2:00 – 2:30 PM (CEST) Conceptions of Religion: A View from Colonial India Rinku Lamba (Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi)
2:30-3:00 PM The Search for a ‘Religion of the Future’ in Interwar Berlin Gerdien Jonker (EZIRE - Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg)
3:00-3:30 PM Lajpat Rai’s Re-definition of Hinduism in the Colonial Encounter Vanya Vaidehi Bhargav (KFG Multiple Secularities, Leipzig University)
3:30 – 4:00 PM Virtual coffee break  
  Religio-Political Entanglements. Chair: Maria Framke (University of Rostock)  
4:00-4:30 PM Hakenkreuz, Swastika and Crescent: The “religious factor” in Nazi cultural politics regarding India Baijayanti Roy (Goethe University of Frankfurt)
4:30-5:00 PM Two Expressions of Sarva Dharma Sambhava in Indian Political Thought Sushmita Nath (KFG Multiple Secularities, Leipzig University)
5.00-5:20 PM Concluding remarks Katharina Waldner (University of Erfurt)
5:20-5:30 PM Farewell note Isabella Schwaderer (University of Erfurt)

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Isabella Schwaderer
Dr. Isabella Schwaderer
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Professur für Allgemeine Religionswissenschaft
(Faculty of Philosophy)
Lehrgebäude 4 / Raum E 24