Theologies of Empire

Open to the Public
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Senate Room
Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:00am
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Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:00am to Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 5:30pm

Collegium Budapest - Central European University - Pasts, Inc. Centre for Historical Studies - CEU Religious Studies Program


Monday, 26 September

at Collegium Budapest, Castle district, Szentháromság u. 2., Seminar Room
9.00 Introduction by Aziz Al-Azmeh
9.15 Pál Ács
“The Final Tyrant and his Victims; Erasmus and the Origin of the Hungarian Protestant Martyrology”

10.15 Gil Anidjar
“The Blood of Empire”

11.15 Coffee break

11.45 Ronnie Po-chia Hsia
“The Political Theologies of Counter-Reformation Europe and the Ming-Qing Empires: Jesuit Commentaries on Chinese Emperorship”

13.00 Lunch 
Afternoon session chaired by Gábor Klaniczay

14.30 Gábor Klaniczay presents Petre Guran`s paper:
“The Nimbus as Imperial Theophany: The significance of a Symbol”

16.00 Coffee break

16.30 Monica Juneja
“Imagining the utopian realm - cosmologies, time and history in visual representations of the Mughal Empire.”


Tuesday, 27 September

at Central European University, V. district, Nádor str. 9, Senate Room, I. floor

Morning session chaired by Sorin Antohi

9.00 Karl F. Morrison
“Sacred Art: A Carolingian Window on Theologies of Empire”

10.30 Coffee break

11.00 Sergei Podbolotov
“The Great Empire Shaken: the mission, the cult and the religious world of the last Russian Tsar.”

13.00 Lunch 
Afternoon session chaired by Nadia Al-Bagdadi

14.30 Alfred Rieber
“Conversion as a Function of Empire: The Case of Imperial Russia”

16.00 Coffee break

16.30 Michael S. Northcott
“In the Belly of the Beast: Apocalyptic Discourse in a Pax Americanum”