The University of Western Sydneyâ€™s Religion and Society Research Centre invites you to attend the:
Religion, Nation(alism) and Transnationalism Symposium
SaÃ¯d Arjomand, State University of New York
Julia Day Howell, University of Western Sydney
Mark Hutchinson, University of Western Sydney
Patrick Michel, Ã‰cole des Hautes Ã‰tudes en Sciences Sociales
Enzo Pace, University of Padua
Bryan Turner, Australian Catholic University and City University of New York
Firdaus Wajdi, State University of Jakarta and University of Western Sydney
Date: Wednesday, 09 July 2014
Time: 09:00 AM â€“ 16:30 PM
Venue: UWS Bankstown Campus, Building 5, Lecture Theatre 15
RSVP: j.fishman by Wednesday, 2 July 2014 â€“ for catering purposes (please advise of any special dietary requirements)
With the permeability of borders and the greatly increased speed and volume of international communication and transportation, we have entered a new era of transnationalism. In this post-Westphalian world, religions are taking part in a network society that cuts across borders. If world religions have dominated the global sphere for centuries, today we are faced with a plethora of new religious recompositions. This symposium will explore the impact of globalisation on the relationship between religion and nation, religion and nationalism, and the changes that transnationalism has brought on religious groups (and vice versa).
Please refer to the attached flyer for further information.