Time and place: Apr. 21, 2016 9:00 AMApr. 22, 2016 4:30 PM, Universty of Oslo, University Library Aud. 2

Religion has become a topical issue in International politics, in the media, in cultural conflicts, and related to migration. But how is religion changing - and how do these changes influence society and thought? How is religion formatted in the new social media? How is it influenced by legalization? And how can we deal with religious conflicts in the classroom?

Time and place: Apr. 23, 2015 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Eilerdt Sundt, Aud 5

Global Religion in a Time of Transformation: Holy Wars, States, and Spirituality

Time and place: Dec. 1, 2014 10:00 AMDec. 2, 2014 5:00 PM, Domus Theologica

Recently, several faculties of theology in Europe have established academic studies in Islamic theology, in particular universities in the Nederlands, Germany, and Great Britain. Similar programmes are in the process of being developed by the theological faculties at the universities of Oslo, Copenhagen and Uppsala. The present conference seeks to discuss the content and structure of study programmes in Islamic theology in Scandinavia.

Time and place: June 18, 2014 10:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 221, Harriet Holters hus

A Seminar with Tariq Modood, professor at the University of Bristol and the founding director of the University Research Centre for the study of ethnicity and citizenship.

Time and place: Nov. 13, 2013 9:30 AM1:00 PM, Domus Theologica

A PluRel seminar with Jonathan VanAntwerpen, founder and editor in chief of The Immanent Frame, the leading website for interdisciplinary perspectives on secularism, religion, and the public sphere.

Time and place: Oct. 4, 2013 1:15 PM3:00 PM, Faculty of Theology

Religious diversity after "religion": Rethinking theologies of religious pluralism.

Guest lecture/semnar with John J. Thatamanil, Associate Professor at Union Theological Seminary, New York.

Time and place: Oct. 3, 2013Oct. 4, 2013, Universitetet i Bergen

Deadline for abstract submissions: 22 April 2013.

Time and place: Aug. 26, 2013 11:00 AM3:00 PM, Auditorium U40, Det teologiske fakultet

Førsteamanuensis Sa'ddiya Shaikh fra Department of Religious Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa, er årets Aasta Hansteen foreleser i 2013. Tittel på forelesning er: "Feminism and Politics of 'Experience' for the Study of Islam".

Time: May 28, 2013 4:15 PM6:00 PM

Lectures/seminars, Spring 2013

Time and place: May 23, 2013 12:15 PM3:00 PM, Grupperom 4, Georg Sverdrups hus
Time and place: May 20, 2013May 22, 2013, Uppsala University

Interational conference in Uppsala, hosted by the resarch program The Impact of Religion. Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy (with whom PluRel has a network relation).

See more information.  

Time and place: Apr. 11, 2013 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Undervisningsrom 1, Georg Sverdrups hus

The full title of the seminar is "The politics of 'sacred forests' in contemporary Japan: From nature conservation to national resurrection."

Presentation by PluRel's PhD-fellow Aike Rots (IKOS/HF), with response from Professor Arne Røkkum (Department of Ethnography, Museum of Cultural History).  

Time and place: Mar. 15, 2013 10:15 AM12:00 PM, Room 4, P. A. Munch's House

Guest lecture by Ph.D. Candidate Mona Chettri (SOAS), organized by the interfacultary Research Seminar in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies series funded by Religion in Pluralist Societies (PluRel).

Time and place: Mar. 14, 2013 10:15 AM, PAM 389

An open workshop about religious innovation in Latin America, organized by Professor Virginia Garrard-Burnett, Religious Studies, University of Texas, Austin,  and Professor Torkel Brekke, IKOS/UiO.

The workshop is supported by PluRel

Time and place: Mar. 4, 2013 3:15 PM5:00 PM, Seminar room 2, P. A. Munch’s House

We have the pleasure to invite you to the guest lecture «State Formation in Sikkim - A New Approach to Sikkimese History» by Dr. Saul Mullard.

Time and place: Jan. 17, 2013 10:15 AMJan. 10, 2013 12:00 PM, Undervisningsrom 2, Georg Sverdrups hus

Guest lecture Dr. Hildegard Diemberger, organized by the research group Tibetan and Himalayan Studies.  

Dr. Diemberger is a social anthropologist and Tibetologist at the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and director of the University's Mongolian and Inner Asia Studies Unit (MIASU).  

Time and place: Dec. 7, 2012 9:00 AMDec. 8, 2012 6:00 PM, Litteraturhuset

Conference in connection with the 25th anniversary of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights

See program

Time and place: Nov. 8, 2012 2:15 PM4:30 PM, Auditorium U40, Faculty of Theology

Guest lecture and seminar 8 November with Professor Syafaatun Almirzanah, The University of Indonesia, Jakarta. Response: Safet Bektovic, Copenhagen/Oslo.

Time and place: Nov. 7, 2012 2:15 PM4:30 PM, Auditorium U40, Det teologiske fakultet

Guest lecture and seminar 7 November with  Professor Syafaatun Almirzanah, The University of Indonesia, Jakarta. Response: Anne Hege Grung, University of Oslo.

Time: Sep. 12, 2012Sep. 14, 2012

A Three-Day Conference on 12-14 September 2012 at the University of Oslo.

Is academia becoming interdisciplinary? Or do disciplines still condition our research and teaching in profound ways? Is disciplinarity perhaps even an inherent operative mode of modern academia? If so, how and to what extent should our institutions provide for interdisciplinarity?

See more information and call for papers here


Time and place: Sep. 6, 2012 4:15 PM6:00 PM, P.A. Munch’s house, room 7

Guest lecture on «Community rituals in Bhutan» by Dr. Françoise Pommaret, Director of research at CNRS in Paris and Research Advisor at ILCS, Royal University of Bhutan.

Time and place: Aug. 31, 2012 11:15 AM1:00 PM, PAM, room 454

Guest lecture by Tim Winter

Time and place: May 31, 2012 2:15 PMJune 1, 2012 12:00 PM, Auditorium 2, Georg Sverdrups hus

We have the pleasure to invite you to three guest lectures by Prof. Charles Ramble, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sorbonne, and President of the International Association for Tibetan Studies. The guest lectures are open to all. Welcome everyone!

Thursday, May 31, Auditorium 2, Georg Sverdrups hus

2.15- 4 p.m.  Vampire Subjugation Rituals in the Tibet-Himalaya Interface.

4.15-6 p.m.   Buddhism, Blood-sacrifice and Law: the Ingredients of Tibetan Civil Religion in Mustang (Nepal).

Friday, June 1. Seminar room 152 Georg Morgenstiernes hus

10.15 -12    Understanding Verticality and Mirror-Imagery in Tibetan Myth and Royal Etiology: How Useful is Perspectivist Theory

For abstracts and further information, please see below.

The seminar ist hosted by Institutt for kulturstudier og orientalske språk (IKOS) in collaboration with: Religion in Pluralist Societies (PluRel), Section for Medical Anthropology and Medical History, and the Oslo Buddhist Studies Forum.

Time and place: May 11, 2012 10:15 AM4:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus, undervisningsrom 3

Guest lectures by Prof. Toni Huber, Dr. Mona Schrempf, Dr. Sarah Jacoby and Dr. Barbara Gerke  

Time and place: May 9, 2012 12:15 PM2:00 PM, Room 214, Det teologiske fakultet

Guest lecture by Brian Daizen Victoria who is professor of Japanese Studies and director of the AEA Japan and Its Buddhist Traditions Program at Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio.