Transnational Religious Spaces. Religious Organizations and their Interaction in Africa, East Asia and Beyond

Ort
Leipzig
Veranstaltungsort
Universität Leipzig SFB 1199, Strohsackpassage Nikolaistraße 6-10, 5th Floor D-04109 Leipzig
Veranstalter
SFB 1199 "Verräumlichungsprozesse unter Globalisierungsbedingungen"
Datum
12.12.2018 - 14.12.2018
Bewerbungsschluss
11.12.2018
Von
Nikolas Broy

Organized by the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB 1199) “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition” and in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Religion at Leipzig University, this workshop seeks to explore and discuss how religious organizations create new spatial configurations through border-crossing endeavors, such as transnational missionary enterprises, migration, and refuge. We assume that transnationally – or transregionally – mobile religious actors, institutions, artifacts, and ideas challenge and transform existing spaces of interaction, thereby helping to create new spatial formats, such as missionary spaces, diasporas, temple networks, or transnational organizations (such as religious NGOs). While some religious groups may tend to establish themselves primarily among ‘co-ethnics’ and thus create religious ‘enclaves,’ others may hold universal aspirations by crossing ethnic, cultural, and religious boundaries. Furthermore, some of these religious enterprises may be the outcome of strategic and deliberate planning, while others are fueled by economically motivated migration, social-political settings, or government persecution.

The workshop consists of two parts, in order to combine regional expertise on African and East Asian religious organizations on the one hand, with transregional and theoretical approaches on the other hand. The first part consists of two parallel streams, focusing on transnational religious interaction seen from East Asian and from African perspectives. In the joint sessions of part 2, we aim to translate the earlier findings, questions, and hypotheses into a broader discussion that will integrate regional expertise and theoretical reasoning into a comparative perspective.

Programm

Wednesday 12 December 2018
17:00 – 19:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE, in cooperation with the SFB 1199 Colloquium
(Venue: SFB 1199, Strohsackpassage 5th floor, Nikolaistr. 6–10, 04109 Leipzig)
Brian Larkin (Columbia U)
Parasites, Infrastructures, and Islamic Networks

Thursday 13 December 2018
TRANSNATIONAL RELIGIOUS SPACES IN AFRICA
(Venue: Strohsackpassage 3rd floor, Nikolaistr. 6–10, 04109 Leipzig)
9:00 – 10:30 RELIGIOUS SPATIAL FORMATS BETWEEN AFRICA AND THE WORLD
Klaus Hock (U Rostock)
Transforming Spatial Formats: Imagined Commonalities, Imaginary Spaces, and Spaces of Imagination
Adam Jones (U Leipzig)
Mission Spaces in German East Africa and Tanganyika
Chair: Katja Werthmann (U Leipzig)
10:30 – 10:50 coffee
10:50 – 12:20 CIRCULATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGIOUS IDEAS
Afe Adogame (Princeton U)
Out of Africa, Back to Africa: African Spiritualities and Religious Transnationalism from Below
Magnus Echtler (U Bayreuth)
Zulu Salvation: Sacred Places in the Nazareth Baptist Church, South Africa
Chair: Marian Burchardt (U Leipzig)
12:30 – 14:00 lunch
14:00 – 15:30 RELIGIOUS ASPECTS OF URBAN TRANSNATIONALITY
Johara Berriane (CMB Berlin)
Transnational Evangelical Spaces in Muslim Urban Settings: The Presence and Mediation of African Christian Migrants in Morocco
Geert Castryck (U Leipzig)
Living Islam in Colonial Bujumbura: The Historical Trans-locality of Muslim Life between East and Central Africa
Chair: Brian Larkin (Columbia U)

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR INTERACTION IN EAST ASIA AND BEYOND
(Venue: SFB 1199, Strohsackpassage 5th floor, Nikolaistr. 6–10, 04109 Leipzig)
9:00 – 10:30 NEGOTIATING RITUAL, RELIGION AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN A DIASPORIC RELIGIOUS SPACE
Jens Reinke (U Leipzig)
Generating Global Pure Lands: renjian Buddhist Civic Engagement within and beyond the Chinese Diaspora Worldwide
Cheng Wei-yi (Foguang U)
Transitioning the Vietnamese Ullabama Festival to Taiwan
Chair: Ugo Dessì (U Cardiff)
10:30 – 10:50 coffee
10:50 – 12:20 TRANSNATIONAL NETWORKS AND ENGAGEMENTS IN NORTH AMERICA
Nikolas Broy (U Leipzig)
American Dao: Diasporic and Transcultural Engagements of Yiguandao in Urban California
Lai Rongdao (USC)
Tiantai Transnationalism: Mobility, Identity, and Lineage Networks in Modern Chinese Buddhism
Chair: Janet Hoskins (U Southern California)
12:30 – 14:00 lunch
14:00 – 16:15 TEMPLE NETWORKS BETWEEN ASIA, EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA
Jack Chia (U Singapore)
From Chan Master to Translocal Deity: The Patriarch of Sanping’s Cult in Contemporary China
Jonathan Lee (U San Francisco)
A Tale of Three Temples, Three Cities, and Three Goddesses? Historicity and Sacred Space in the Cult of Tianhou/Mazu at Meizhou, Beigang, and San Francisco
Irene Masdeu Torruella (U Barcelona)
Local Temples in a Transnational Space: Invisible and Embodied Mobilities between China and Spain
Chair: Cristina Rocha (Western Sidney U)
17:00 – 18:00 Tour: Paulinum and Augusteum @ Campus Augustusplatz, Leipzig University
18:00 – 19:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE, in cooperation with the Centre for the Study of Religion
(Venue: Felix-Klein-Hörsaal, Paulinum 5th Floor, Augustusplatz 10, 04109 Leipzig)
Thomas Tweed (U of Notre Dame)
Flows and Dams: Brains, Technologies, and Institutions in the Making of Transregional Religious Spaces

Friday 14 December 2018
RELIGIOUS SPACES UNDER THE GLOBAL CONDITION
(Venue: SFB 1199, Strohsackpassage 5th floor, Nikolaistr. 6–10, 04109 Leipzig)
9:00 – 10:30 MATTER AND MEDIA
Peter Lambertz (DHI Paris / CREPOS Dakar)
Of Ancestors and Others: Reverse Orientalism “from Japan” among Spiritualists in Kinshasa
Cristina Rocha (Western Sidney U)
How Religions Travel or Get Stuck: Imagination and Power Asymmetries
Chair: Nikolas Broy (U Leipzig)
10:30 – 10:50 coffee
10:50 – 12:20 VERNACULARIZATION OF TRANSNATIONAL RELIGION
Marian Burchardt (U Leipzig)
Institutional Innovation and Religious Organizations in Transregional Encounters: Missionary Protestantism in Southern and Eastern Africa
Frédérique Louveau (U Gaston Berger, Saint-Louis)
Japanese Spiritualities in Africa: From a Transnational Space to the Creation of a Local Lifestyle
Chair: Geert Castryck (U Leipzig)
12:20 – 13:30 lunch
13:30 – 15:00 COMPARING GLOBAL SPACES OF RELIGION
Ugo Dessì (U Cardiff)
Religion and Globalization: Toward an Integrated and Comparative Approach
Janet Hoskins (U Southern California)
Vietnamese Transnational Religions: The Cold War Polarities of Temples in “Little Hanois” and “Little Saigons”
Chair: Jens Reinke (U Leipzig)
15:00 – 16:00 Concluding reflections and discussion, Philip Clart (U Leipzig) & Adam Jones (U Leipzig)

Kontakt

Nikolas Broy

Universität Leipzig, SFB 1199, Nikolaistraße 6–10, 5th Floor,
04109 Leipzig

nikolas.broy@uni-leipzig.de

Zitation
Transnational Religious Spaces. Religious Organizations and their Interaction in Africa, East Asia and Beyond, 12.12.2018 – 14.12.2018 Leipzig, in: Connections. A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists, 05.12.2018, <www.connections.clio-online.net/event/id/termine-38907>.