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URD-Goethe-Potsdam Workshop on;

 
Published: 2015/09/17    

URD-Goethe-Potsdam Workshop on;

In continuation of scientific cooperation between the University of Religions and Denominations (URD) and her German counterparts a workshop will be held at the university.

According to URD office for int. scientific cooperation, the title of the workshop is "Developing Comparative Methods in Religious Studies".

Full timetable of the workshop is as follows:

 

DEVELOPING COMPARATIVE METHODS IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

UNIVERSITY OF RELIGIONS AND DENOMINATIONS

QOM, IRAN

19-21 Sep. 2015

Date

Panel of Philosophy and Religion

Topic

Saturday 19th

 

1.  Sophia Kimpel and Sina Simsek: Levels of Representation in Religion

 

2.  Vahid Sohrabifar: Pre-religion conditions for understanding religion

 

3. Hadiseh Bateni Manesh: Dialogical Thinking as a Method in Inter-religious Studies and Encounter

Sunday 20th

 

  1. Dr. Hans-Michael Haussig: Normative and Popular Attitudes of Religion and its implications for the representation of religions
  2. Khalil Ghanbari: Popular religion as the other side of non-popular

 

Monday 21st

 

  1. Dr. Hojjatallah Javani: Methodological obstacles of Dialogue among Islamic sects and denominations
  2. Nathanael Riemer: Religious Comics in Orthodox Judaism and Islam – A comparative Review
 

 

 

Date

Panel of Sociology

Topic

Saturday 19th

I.Overwiew

1.  Dr. Karsten Schmidt

Preliminary considerations concerning

concepts of multiple Modernities/ Secularities

2.  Dr. TalebiDarabi and Ms Maryam Yusofi

Presenting an article concerning the impact

 of multiple modernities on religiosity

 and religious authority  

Sunday 20th

II. Method

1.  Dr. Sadeghnia and Mr. Mehdi Eyvazi

Methodology of anthropology of religion

 and Religious anthropology with emphasis

 on the functions of religions in healing

 immedicable diseases

2. Dr. Reza Purjavady

TalalAsad and His Anthropology of the Secular

Monday 21st

III. Case Study

  1. Dr. Karamipour : Analyzing a film

 named YaZamenAhoo (concerning  religious rituals) 

2.  Pro. Catherina Wenzel

Ahl-e-Haqq/ (Yaresan) as a case of old esoterism, but still alive

 

 

 

 

Date

Panel of history and Law

Topic

Saturday 19th

I. Overview

  1. Dr. Stefan Gatzhammer:  Sources of law in Christianity from the beginning to 20th century
  2. Mohammad Haghani: The role of history in forming Islamic la The Developments of Historical Reports in Religious Traditions

Sunday 20th

II. Method

  1. Dr. Zahra Mirhashemi: The method of study about new scientific subject commands in Islamic jurisprudence
  2. Dr. Michael Weichenhan - About some topics in the western history of searching the roots of laws and rightness (أصول الفقه)  

Monday 21st

III.Case Study

  1. BirkeFanger – Legal Status of Women in the Church
  2. HamedMosavi: Interactions between Muslims and non-Muslims
 

 

Date

Panel of Gender Studies

Topic

Saturday 19th

I. Historical gender studies

1. Travelogues as Historical Source. Gender as Historical Category – Ulrike Kollodzeiski

2. Women in the Iranian Literature from ParvinEtesami's Point of View – MotaharehSamimi

Sunday 20th

II. Gender identity practiced in the daily life through religion

1. Studying Religion Online – Theoretical approaches and a study on American Christian women creating their space to speak online – Lena Borchardt

2. Gender Construction through Rituals – SaidaMirsadri

 

Monday 21st

III. Women’s endeavors to redefine their roles

1. The Meaning of Female Symbolism and Women’s Religious Influence on a Medieval Male Ruled Society- Lisa Frey

2. Women's Status within the Educational System – SomayehEsmaili

 

 



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