School of Divinity

Religious Studies

Wednesdays, 4.10-5.30pm, in Rainy Hall and Zoom/Microsoft Teams (*unless otherwise stated)

Please direct any queries to the convenor, Dr Arkotong Longkumer: A.Longkumer@ed.ac.uk

Semester 2: Spring 2021

Date Speaker Topic

13 January  

*Online

Dr. Susannah Crockford (Ghent University)                                                         

5G Bats and QAnon: The Surprising Cross-Pollinations of Online Conspirituality

24 February

*Online

Professor Arran Hughed (Philip S. Bernstein Professor of Jewish Studies, University of Rochester)

Dr. Hannah Holtschneider (Edinburgh)

Dr. Seven Sutcliffe (Edinburgh)

Judiasm and Critical Religion

 

10 March

*Online

Claire Wanless (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Edinburgh)

 

Contemporary spiritualities as social learning systems: rethinking individuals and their communities 

24 March

*Online

Chair – Koonal Duggal (Leverhulme Research Fellow, Edinburgh) 

Professor Tulasi Srinivas (Professor of Anthropology, Religion and Transnational Affairs, Institute for liberal Arts, Emerson College): The Prediction: Quests, Questions and Futures after the Death of a Guru

Professor Jacob Copeman (Distinguished Investigator and Research Professor, University of Santiago de Compostela): The Imprisoned Guru: Gurus and Violence

Professor Amanda Lucia (Associate Professor of Religious Studies at University of California, Riverside, and Co-Director of the Institute for the Study of Immigration and Religion): Title TBC.

Global Gurus: A Panel

Organised by the Leverhulme Research Project (2019-2022), University of Edinburgh, “Gurus, anti-gurus, and media in north India”. 

Semester 1: Autumn 2020

Date Speaker Topic

23 September 

*Online

Dr Arkotong Longkumer

(Edinburgh)

Citizenship Amendment Act and the Greater India Experiment

***Jointly organised by Religious Studies and Centre for South Asian Studies***

7 October

*Online

Dr Naomi Appleton (Edinburgh)

Professor Andy Rotman (Smith College)

Professor Reiko Ohnuma (Dartmouth College)

 

Why study Buddhist stories?

***Hosted by Edinburgh Buddhist Studies***

21 October

*Online

Chair - Dr Arkotong Longkumer (Edinburgh)

Dr. Natalie Avalos (Asst. Professor, Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder): Indigenous stewardship, settler ecologies, and decolonization

Professor Greg Johnson (Professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara): Learning more, saying less: ethnography, advocacy, and a (healthy) crisis of confidence

Professor Philipp Schorch (Professor Museum Anthropology, Ludwig-MaximiliansUniversität in Munich, Germany): Un/re doing museums beyond critique?

Advocacy, Indigeneity and Religion: A Panel Discussion 

4 November

*Online

Chair – Dr Steven Sutcliffe (Edinburgh) 

Dr. Bernadett Bigalke (Leipzig)

Dr Jörg Albrecht (Hannover)

From Life Reform to Holistic Spirituality: Themes and Issues

A round table on the soteriology and politics of natural and alternative healthcare and self-culture in European networks c. 1910-1965. 

18 November

*Rainy Hall

Dr. Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic (University of Edinburgh, Social Anthropology)

Stalin’s Trial and Accountability of the Dead: Secular Law and Russian Orthodox Views

2 December 

 

End of semester social