IRCPL

Upcoming Events


Nov
13
Atmospheric Citizenship: Sonic Movement and Public Religion in Shi’ite Mumbai
November 13 @ 4:10 pm - 6:00 pm
Part of IRCPL’s Rethinking Public Religion Project Patrick Eisenlohr – Atmoshperic Citizenship: Sonic Movement and Public Religion in Shi’ite Mumbai This talk will focus on the sonic dimensions of religious life and place-making in Mumbai, and its connections to a “right to the ...
Dec
4
Religion as a Problem of Attention: Asceticism and Spectacle in Orthodox Ethiopia
December 4 @ 4:10 pm - 6:00 pm
Part of IRCPL’s Rethinking Public Religion Project Tom Boylston – Religion as a Problem of Attention: Asceticism and Spectacle in Orthodox Ethiopia In this lecture, Dr. Tom Boylston will discuss contemporary Orthodox Christian revival in Ethiopia from two perspectives: the ascetic cultiv...

News & Announcements


September 19, 2018

Announcing the Rethinking Public Religion in Africa and South Asia Project

The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life is happy to announce a new thee year project “Rethinking Public Religion in Africa and South Asia,” which will further scholarly and public understanding of the changing dynamics of interactions among religious communities in the modern world, considering the ways in
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September 19, 2018

IRCPL Welcomes Post-Doctoral Research Fellows: Mohamed Amer Meziane and Rajbir Singh Judge

IRCPL is pleased to introduce our two, new postdoctoral Research Fellows, as part of our Rethinking Public Religion in Africa and South Asia Project. Mohamed Amer Meziane is a postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer at Columbia University in the City of New York. His research projects and teaching
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September 7, 2018

Call for Papers: “Untangling Popular Power: Rhetoric, Faith, and Social Order in the Middle East” – Amman, Jordan

Untangling Popular Power: Rhetoric, Faith, and Social Order in the Middle East March 2nd – 3rd, 2019 at the Columbia Global Center in Amman, Jordan Abstract Deadline: Monday, October 22, 2018 CONFERENCE SUMMARY The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life (IRCPL) at Columbia University in collaboration with the
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July 13, 2018

IRCPL Welcomes Our New Director, Matthew Engelke

Matthew Engelke is an anthropologist with research interests in Christianity, secular humanism, media, materiality, semiotics. He has conducted fieldwork in Zimbabwe and in Britain. He is currently working on a book about secularity and death, based on research among humanist funeral celebrants in London. Before joining the Columbia
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April 19, 2018

Request for Proposals: Public Theologies of Technology and Presence Research Initiative

Submission Deadline: May 7th, 2018 Request for Proposals The Institute of Buddhist Studies, with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, invites proposals from scholars across the academic disciplines specializing in any religious traditions, and from theologians from all religious traditions, to participate in a three-year research initiative
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