This is a reminder of the invitation to apply for the summer school “Religion in Cities: Contested Presences, Contested Regulations” that I am organising, with the support of CRCG and ISOR-UAB, at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) on August 20-24 2018.
The summer school addresses a topic that generates heated political debates and that is increasingly discussed in the social sciences. It will provide undergraduate students in their last year of studies, as well as Master and PhD students in different disciplines with the means to reflect upon religious issues in cities from the perspective of sociology, geography, urban studies and religious studies.
The topic will be addressed from three different stand-points: a) theoretical perspectives to understand the presence, visibility and regulation of religious diversity in cities; b) methodological insights into how to research these topics and conduct fieldwork in concrete urban settings; and c) discussions about the political relevance and policy responses offered at the level of cities.
The deadline for applications is June 1, 2018.
Confirmed guest lecturers are:
- Dr. Avi Astor (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
- Dr. Marian Burchardt (University of Leipzig)
- Dr. Mar Griera (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
- Dr. Alexander-Kenneth Nagel (University of Göttingen)
- Dr. Joram Tarusarira (University of Groningen)
- Dr. Stefania Travagnin (University of Groningen).
You can find further information about the preliminary program and lectures on our homepage: https://www.summerschoolsineurope.eu/course/9624/religion-in-cities—contested-presences-contested-regulations
Please, feel free to share this information with your colleagues and students.
Dr. Julia Martínez-Ariño
Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion
Department of the Comparative Study of Religion
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Groningen