Lecture Series | The Invention of the Modern Religious Bookshelf
News from Apr 17, 2023
Organised by Christian Meyer, project The Invention of the Modern Religious Bookshelf: Canons, Concepts and Communities, Research Area 3: "Future Perfect".
Over the course of 2023 the EXC 2020 project "The Making of the Modern Religious Bookshelf: Canons, Concepts and Communities" will host a nine-part lecture series. Summarized best by the alternative title of "on the way towards a theory of the modern religious bookshelf" each of the nine lectures in the series will explore the space in between a single volume and the organizations that house them. Starting with the observation that religious literature often occupies a peculiar place in modern libraries and bookshops sitting under headers like Eastern Wisdom, Esoteric, or World Religion, the lecture series pursues the questions how those bookshelves developed, who were local communities or global networks behind the new canon and who were (or are) the relevant institutions or agents. Especially, how to interpret the role local practices played in displaying, shelving, or sorting books and what this means for the development of the modern religious bookshelf as a sort of agent in forming a new global religious canon.
11 January 2023 | 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Prof. Dr. Christian Meyer & Anton Terhechte, M.A. (both EXC 2020, Freie Universität Berlin)
1 February 2023 | 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Prof. Mark Sedgwick (Aarhus University)
17 May 2023 | 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Prof. Dr. Laurent Mignon (Oxford University)
21 June 2023 | 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
PD Dr. Katja Triplett (Leipzig Unviersity/University of Marburg)
12 July 2023 | 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Stefanie Burkhardt, M.A. (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
18 October 2023 | 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
PD Dr. Julian Strube (University of Vienna)
1 November 2023 | 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Prof. Angus Nicholls (Queen Mary University of London)
(8 November 2023 | 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm) – Please note: Unfortunately the lecture had to be cancelled due to illness.
Dr. Cosima Wagner (Freie Universität Berlin)
20 December 2023 | 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Prof. Dr. Franz Winter (University of Graz)
Freie Universität Berlin
Room 2.2051 (Holzlaube)