IRCPL

Welcome to the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia University


IRCPL supports academic research, teaching, and scholarship on the study of religion, culture, and social difference at Columbia University.

The Institute convenes academic workshops and conferences, hosts public events, and funds research and related work by Columbia students and faculty. IRCPL also runs a book series, published by Columbia University Press.

 

Upcoming Events


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News & Announcements


November 15, 2018

Extended Deadline for the Conference “Untangling Popular Power” – 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: Friday, November 30, 2018
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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 Extended Abstract Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018 CONFERENCE SUMMARY The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life (IRCPL) at Columbia University in collaboration with
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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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