We would like to introduce you to a new member of our study group. Juliane Schnürle is a BA student at Freie Universität Berlin. Her major is in Jewish Studies and her minor in Religious Studies. In summer 2013 she spent a semester studying Jewish Studies at the
University of Vienna through the Erasmus programme. Her current areas of special interest include Jewish mysticism and poetry.
I am writing to inform you about a workshop on scientific blogging at Würzburg University, Germany. More and more scientists blog and use other forms of social media as a form of discussion, publication or post-publication peer review. So this workshop is certainly worth a look. Apart from this, you might also want to check out the following blog: http://scienceofblogging.com.
Date: 11 April 2013
Time: All Day
Location: Würzburg, Campus Am Hubland, Philosophie-Gebäude
Room: Übungsraum 16
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Call for Papers on Messianism
We are happy to announce that the Call for Papers on Messianism is now open. In collaboration with the Theologische Fakultät, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Zentrum für Jüdische Studien, Berlin-Brandenburg and the Gesellschaft für Geistesgeschichte/Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte, the MMZ in Potsdam and our study group at FU Berlin will organize a conference on “Messianism – Past and Present.” The conference will take place from September 14th until September 16th, 2014 in Berlin. Please feel invited to submit you talk proposals. Also please let us know what talks you would like to see. Proposals in English or German (1-2 page abstract, short resume, references of institutional association) are to be received by June 1st, 2013 addressed to: email@example.com.
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We would like to introduce you to a new member of our study group. Jörg Quenzer is Professor of Japanology at Hamburg University. His main areas of research are Japan’s literature and the interrelation of Buddhism and literature. Among his publications are “Buddhistische Traum-Praxis im japanischen Mittelalter (11.–15. Jahrhundert): Zur Bedeutung eines Motivs in Biographien und biographischen Materialien des buddhistischen Klerus” (Hamburg: OAG, 2000) and “Das Fiktive und das Imaginäre in der vormodernen Literatur Japans” (in NOAG 183–184, 2009).
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Dear colleagues and friends,
It is with considerable excitement that I write to announce the conference “How religion becomes effective – Aesthetics as a connective concept for the study of religion” at University of Groningen, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies (Oude Boteringstraat 38 in Groningen, Netherlands). I myself will be presenting partial results of my religion & literature project with John. The conference is a cooperation between: Department of Comparative and Historical Study of Religion (Groningen), Department of Religious Studies and Theology (Utrecht) & Arbeitskreis Religionsästhetik of the German Association for the Study of Religion (DVRW).
Date: 6 March 2013 until 8 March 2013
Time: All Day
Location: Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen
Room: Court room
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We would like to draw your attention to a lecture at Freie Universität Berlin:
“Religion and Crime Telling”
Hans Richard Brittnacher
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Date: Saturday 19 January 2013
Time: 2.15 pm
Venue: Freie Universität Berlin, Institute for the Scientific Study of Religion, Gossler Str. 2-4, 14195 Berlin, room 009
The New Year promises to be especially enriching and productive. Two ongoing seminars at Harvard University will feature an exciting series of talks devoted to a broad range of topics and themes relating to the study of Religion and Literature. My seminar on “Classical Traditions,” held at the Mahindra Humanities Center, will feature lectures from Brooke Holmes (Princeton), Emily Apter (New York), Michèle Lowrie (Chicago) and Victoria Rimell (Rome); and the “Harvard Buddhist Studies Forum” will feature talks by Shayne Clarke (McMaster), Nancy Lin (Vanderbilt), Elizabeth Wilson (Miami), and Christian Lammerts (Rutgers). Please stay posted for detailed information.
In addition, on February 7, I shall give the annual Rodig Memorial Lecture at Rutgers University. The title of the talk is “Philology of the Flesh: Benjamin’s Collection and Kafka’s Penal Colony,” dealing with persistent metaphors of the book that derive from theological distinctions of embodiment, possession and incarnation.
Benjamin provocatively interpreted Kafka’s work by means of the geometric figure of an ellipse with two foci: the mystical tradition and modern urban experience—a fitting emblem for HolyLit. May the resulting orbit continue to generate intriguing reflections on the multiple gravitational forces that motivate our research, individually and collectively!
With warmest wishes,