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Projekt International Summer Academy 2006

Islam and the Repositioning of Religion

Essen (Germany), July 16 to July 30, 2006

This two-week Summer Academy is convened at the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut (KWI)/ Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen, and sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation. The Summer Academy is designed to support the development of scholarly networks and collaborative projects between young scholars worldwide.
Twenty Fellows (PhD candidates and recent PhDs), in addition to invited senior faculty, present their research and contribute to the advancement of an emerging field of investigation.
The Academy’s teaching body includes internationally leading specialists from Social Theory, Islamic Studies, Sociology of Religion, Comparative Civilizational Analysis and “Multiple Modernities”: in particular Shmuel N. Eisenstadt, Said A. Arjomand, Reinhard Schulze, and Jamal Malik.
Participants present empirical and theory-oriented projects exploring the processes which are linked to the reformulation of religion in the continual interplay between “Islamic” and “Western” programs of modernity.

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