We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Religion and Catastrophes Workshop

15th December 2010, 09:45 to 16:00, IAS Seminar Room, Cosin's Hall

The venue can accommodate maximum 30 participants. Please, communicate your intention to participate by sending an email to the workshop convener Dr. Claudia Merli 


09.45-10.00 Opening/coffee

10.00-10.30   Introduction. Reversals of what is expected: magnitude of events and the politics of cosmologies: Claudia Merli (Department of Anthropology, Durham University)

10.30-11.00   Inshallah: Reconciling the mercy and benevolence of God with life in Pakistan: Stephen M. Lyon (Department of Anthropology, Durham University)

11.00-11.30   You must have a god riding on your shoulder: Himalayan idioms on surviving thunderbolts and landslides: Ben Campbell (Department of Anthropology, Durham University)

11.30-12.00Everyday survival in death's shadow with 'Allah' or 'Raam': The ultimate mantra for a cyclone prone poor community in Bangladesh: Md. Nadiruzzaman (Department of Geography, Durham University)

12.00-12.30 Buffet

12.30-13.00  Zionism and modern political possibility: redemption and catastrophe as modern politics: Ilan Zvi Baron (School of Government & International Affairs, Durham University)

13.00-13.30   Globalisation as catastrophe: Stories of dislocation and resilience in Latin American religious discourses: Joanildo Burity (Department of Theology & Religion, Durham University)

13. 30-14.00  Some reflections on the Quaker peace testimony: Peter Collins (Department of Anthropology, Durham University)

14.00-14.15 Coffee

14.15 -14.45 Virtues, resilience, and secular naturalism: Ian James Kidd (Department of Philosophy, University of Durham)

14.45-15.15   Humaneness, humanism and religion: Guy Bennett-Hunter (Department of Philosophy, University of Durham)

15.15-15.45  Discussion and Publication plans

15.45-16.00 Planning future events

Contact for more information about this event.