publichna_lekciya_na_prof_d_r_dejl_f_ajkelmanAn open lecture on Islamism and Governance after the Arab Spring by the leading anthropologist of Islam and the Middle East – Prof. Dr. Dale F. Eickelman of Dartmouth College – member of the Ivy League and one of the greatest academic institutions in the United States and worldwide. The lecture will be delivered on Wednesday, 3 July, 2013 from 18:00 p.m. to 19:00 p.m. in New Conference Hall of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.

The event is a part of the concluding international workshop within the research project Religion and the Public Sphere: Interdisciplinary Approaches carried out by Sofia University’s Centre for the Study of Religions and funded by the National Science Fund at the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science, Project Leader: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Simeon Evstatiev, Department of Arabic and Semitic Studies.

 More about the program of the entire international workshop see here.

 

CSRA public debate on Religion, Politics, and the Public Sphere will be held on Wednesday, 3 July, 2013 from 19:30 p.m. in New Conference Hall of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd..

Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Simeon Evstatiev, Sofia University

Participants: representatives of Christian and Muslim denominations in Bulgaria; Prof. Dr. Dale F. Eickelman, Dartmouth College, USA, and the other members of the team of Religion and the Public Sphere Project

 The event is a part of the concluding international workshop within the research project Religion and the Public Sphere: Interdisciplinary Approaches carried out by Sofia University’s Centre for the Study of Religions and funded by the National Science Fund at the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science, Project Leader: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Simeon Evstatiev, Department of Arabic and Semitic Studies.

 More about the program of the entire international workshop see here.

 

 

Adam Seligman
Within its international project “Religion and Public Space: Interdisciplinary Approaches” the University Centre for the Study of Religions (CSR) invites you to the open lecture on “Ritual and Sincerity: Certitude and the Other” by Adam B. Seligman. The project is directed by Dr. Simeon Evstatiev, Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic History at Sofia University Department of Arabic and Semitic Studies and is funded by the National Science Fund of the Republic of Bulgaria.

 Dr. Adam B. Seligman is a leading sociologist of religion, distinguished Professor of Religion at Boston University and Research Associate at Boston University CURA—Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs. Within the ongoing cooperation with the team of Professor Seligman the Centre for the Study of Religions at Sofia University will host the Sofia part of the International Summer School on Religion and Public Life A Mosaic of Margins: Ethnicity, Religion, and Belonging, 4–18 July, Sofia, Plovdiv, and Edirne.

 The open lecture followed by a discussion will be delivered on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 from 18:00 to 19:30 p.m. in the New Conference Hall of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.

 

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The Center for the Study of Religions (CSR) at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski hosts the international scientific conference "Tolerance within the Churches: Tolerance Supported by the Churches" to be held from the 17th to the 21st of October 2012.

The forum is organized by the Catholic Theological Faculty of the Karl-Franzens University Graz within the framework of the "Graz Process" initiated 10 years ago in pursuit of cooperation between the theological schools in Europe.

The international conference on tolerance is realized with the support of the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the Karl-Franzens University Graz, Pro-Oriente Vienna and Sofia University's Center for the Study of Religions.

The official opening of the conference will be on October 18, 2012 at 9.15 am in the Hall 1 of the main building of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski with the welcome speech of the Vice-Rector of Sofia University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Milena Stefanova. On behalf of the CSR's Executive Committee the participants will also be greeted by Prof. Dr. Plamen Makariev. During the conference, representatives of seven European theological faculties belonging to different Christian confessions will discuss the boundaries of religious tolerance and the role of churches in upholding tolerance in contemporary society.

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A public lecture on Culture and Identity: How They Influence Governance by the leading anthropologist of Islam and the Middle East—Prof. Dr. Dale F. Eickelman (Dartmouth College, USA; Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin)—in the framework of an international workshop officially launched the new international project Religion and the Public Sphere: Interdisciplinary Approaches carried out by a team at Sofia University’s Centre for the Study of Religions funded by the National Science Fund at the Bulgarian Ministry of Education, Youth and Science. The public event was held on Thursday, March 11, 2010 from 18:00 to 19:30 p.m. in Hall 1 at the Rectorate of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.