Lecture Program

11 January–01 March 2009

On Post-Secularism

The discourse program On Post-Secularism examines the popular assumption of the revival of religious faith, issues of iconoclasm, and the changing character of secularism in a series of lectures, presentations, and research meetings investigating different perspectives on the manifestation of religion in the public sphere. On Post-Secularism is co-organized with the Centre for the Humanities, Utrecht University, Utrecht.

Venue: Instituto Cervantes, Domplein 3, Utrecht

Program

Sunday, 11 January 2009, 15.00 hrs
Mythic Narratives of Secularism and Religion
with contributions by Sven Lütticken, Kenan Malik, and Markha Valenta

Sunday, 1 February 2009, 15.00 hrs
Iconoclasm
with contributions by Jan Assmann, Arnoud Holleman, Silvia Naef, and a screening of a work by Boris Groys

Sunday, 15 February 2009, 15.00 hrs
Revolution & Critique
with contributions by Mark Boulos, Marc De Kesel, and Natascha Sadr Haghighian

Sunday, 1 March 2009, 15.00 hrs
Alternatives to Monotheism
with contributions by Lars Bang Larsen, Wouter Hanegraaff, and a screening of works by Kenneth Anger and Joachim Koester

 

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