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Identifying the Boundaries – Closed Workshop

May 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - May 10, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

In recent years, shared sacred sites have gained increased attention as a focus of interdisciplinary study.  This interest has resulted in many productive and valuable studies, including our own Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites collected volume, but these works have largely remained couched in the disparate language of specific disciplines and geographical perspectives. The concepts involved in shared sacred sites as an analytical category remain flexible and relatively ambiguous, and two studies concerning different shared sacred sites can often talk about two strikingly different interactions. In fact, different types of sharing are often present at the same site and we have to find ways to analytically organize such occurrences. We wish to investigate the viability of shared sacred sites as an analytical category and are organizing this workshop in order to identify the boundaries involved in the study of shared sacred sites.

This small closed meeting is a comparative workshop on South Asia and the Mediterranian, featuring experts including:

Dionigi Albera, Aix-Marseille Université
Karen Barkey, Columbia University
Carla Bellamy, Baruch College
Anna Bigelow, North Carolina State University
Glenn Bowman, University of Kent
Laurent Gayer, CERI, Sciences Po
Christophe Jaffrelot, CERI, Sciences Po
Manpreet Kaur, Columbia University
Vatsal Naresh, Columbia University
Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Columbia University
Manoel Penicaud, French National Centre for Scientific Research
Yitzhak Reiter, The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies
Paul Rollier, University College London
Nathanael Shelley, Columbia University
Jusmeet Sihra, Sciences Po

This workshop is generously funded by the Alliance Program at Columbia University; the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life; and CERI, Sciences Po.




May 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am
May 10, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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