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Symposium: Religion and the Global City

A one-day symposium, sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust, the Department
of Religious Studies, and SSPSSR, University of Kent

10 am – 6 pm, Friday 11 September, The Common Room, Cathedral Lodge,

This symposium adopts a non-reductive stance in exploring city dynamics
of religious presence in global contexts. How do religious groups make
space and ‘take place’ in the global city? What kind of spatial models,
morphologies and ‘religeopolitics’ do they produce and adopt? To what
extent does religion contribute to the ‘hyper-diversity’ of
multicultural cityscapes? What kind of religious centralities and
peripheries are produced or reproduced in global cities?

The day will consist of four sessions:

  • Power, Visibility, and the Politics of Space
  • Centralities, Peripheries, and Religious Reterritorialisation
  • Religious Media, Publics, and Global Cultural Flows
  • Global Migration, Everyday Multiculturalism, and Religious Place-making

Phil Hubbard (University of Kent), John Eade (University of Roehampton),
Jeremy Carrette (University of Kent), and Paul-François Tremlett (Open
University) will be the discussants for the event.

The event is free, but spaces are limited. To register, please email the
event organisers, David Garbin ( and Anna Strhan

For the full programme, please see the page here: