This conference brings together different disciplinary orientations (history, anthropology, religious studies, literary studies, heritage and museum studies) to examine claims of authenticity
and construction of religious and political identity through competing narratives on religious and symbolic sites. It pays particular attention to the ways in which discursive traditions in multi-religious contexts influence constructions of the past, perceptions of history, and social interactions, as they relate to symbolic spaces and sites. Part of the agenda is to examine both the intersection and interdependence of religious and historical narrations in knowledge production, identity formation and belonging. The aim is to formulate questions and devise methodological tools which would allow for comparison both temporally and across regions.
Convernors: Abdoulaye Sounaye (ZMO) and Heike Liebau (ZMO).
The conference will be held via ZOOM. Please contact the conference organisation team to register: Laura.Koehler@zmo.de, Nico.Putz@zmo.deProgramm PDF