Seminar: Aesthetics of religious leadership

Aesthetics of religious leadership: a seminar

Religious leaders of different backgrounds across the world increasingly manifest themselves in the public sphere. Through public performances and modern social media they build communities, create audiences, and convey their messages. On Friday the 21st of September 2012 the anthropological department of the VU University in Amsterdam, in cooperation with the Radboud University of Nijmegen organizes a one-day symposium on the ‘aesthetics of religious leadership’. The aim of the meeting is to explore how recent international scholarly discussions on aesthetics, mediation, and the senses can contribute to our understanding of the role of sensory modes (image, sound and performance) and experiences in the development of new forms of religious persuasion, new modes of religious performance and shifting sources of authority.

Date: September 21st, 2012
Time: 9.00-17.00
Place: VU University Amsterdam
Metropolitan building
Buitenveldertselaan 3
1082 VA Amsterdam
Netherlands

Registration: Mw. Annet Bakker : j.m.e.Bakker@vu.nl
This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Convenors
Prof. Thijl Sunier (VU University Amsterdam)
Dr. Marleen de Witte (VU University Amsterdam)
Dr. Martijn de Koning (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Speakers:
Prof. Jeremy Stolow (Concordia University, Montreal)
Prof. Dorothea Schulz (University of Cologne)
Prof. Patrick Eisenlohr (University of Göttingen)
Prof. Hilary Kalmbach (University of Oxford)
Dr Jose van Santen (University of Leiden)
Dr. Ze de Abreu (University of Amsterdam)
Dr. Karin Willemse (University of Rotterdam)
Dr. Miranda Klaver (VU University Amsterdam)
Mehmet Sahin (VU University Amsterdam)
Ellen van de Bovenkamp (VU University Amsterdam)
Daan Beekers (VU University Amsterdam)

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