The visiting scholars from the various research teams participated in a seminar in Tucson organized around presentations of the various centers’ research agendas and further conversations about the four selected texts. This format develops a dialogue that grows increasingly comparative as the seminar progresses through the full set of research agendas and readings.
RelSec officially kicks off with a public forum, designed as a conversation between internationally distinguished humanities scholars Janet Jakobsen and Mayfair Yang at the University of Arizona
RelSec holds a symposium with four internationally distinguished scholars: Akeel Bilgrami “Religion and the Possibilities of Political Radicalism”; Dilip Gaonkar—“The Rushdie Apology and the Quest for a Secular Persona”; Colin Jager—"London's Overthrow: Fundamentalism and Inequality”; Radha Radhakrishnan—“Being Secular, Knowing Secular”
Following a well-received panel of public reports about RelSec’s ongoing research to the CHCI membership in Hong Kong, fourteen research team representatives met in Hong Kong for a second project-wide symposium titled “Spirits, Dogmas, and the Limits of the Post-Secular.” This symposium included in-depth discussions of the previous day’s reports by Ernst van den Hemel (Utrecht), Ori Goldberg (...
Faisal Devji held a workshop on his chapters “GWOT” from The Terrorist in Search of Humanity and “Leaving India to Anarchy” from The Impossible Indian. Later that night, Professor Devji delivered a public lecture entitle “Mohammad Iqbal and the Jewish Question”.
Timothy Brennan delivered a public lecture on “Secular Spirit".
Timothy Brennan held a workshop on his book, Borrowed Light: Vico, Hegel, and the Colonies.
Eric Santner held a workshop on his book The Royal Remains: The People’s Two Bodies and the End of Sovereignty.
Professor Santner delivered a public lecture entitled “The Weight of All Flesh: On the Subject Matter of Political Economy”.
The Institute For the Study of Religion and Culture and its co-sponsors welcomed the first of a series of conversations entitled “The Abrahamic Family Reunion: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Perspectives on Moses, Jesus and Muhammad” on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. The event ran from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Family reunions refer to those...