Religious History of Europe and Asia

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 9:30am
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Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 9:30am to Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 1:30pm

Conference co-organized by Pasts, Inc.

The 6th EASR and IAHR Special Conference on "Religious History of Europe and Asia" will take place from the 20th to the 23rd of September 2006 in Bucharest, which will be the first East-European capital to act as host for such a major event in the life of this discipline. In previous years, the conference took place in Cambridge (2001), Paris (2002), Bergen (2003), Santander (2004) and Turku/Åbo (2005).

The local organiser of the conference is The Romanian Association for the History of Religions (RAHR), which promotes the academic study of the history of religions, in collaboration with allied disciplines. Among the other organisers one counts the following institutions: University of Bucharest, Romanian Cultural Institute, New Europe College, École Pratique des Hautes Études (Sorbonne, Paris), Agence universitaire de la francophonie, and Pasts Inc. (Budapest).

The theme of the Conference has attracted a large number of scholars worldwide. The number of participants will be above 250 from about 30 countries, including colleagues working in the Central and Eastern European area.

The Keynote Speakers will include
Sorin Antohi
Giovanni Casadio (Salerno)
Hubert Durt (Paris-Kyoto)
Antoine Faivre (Paris)
Moshe Idel (Jerusalem)
Giulia Sfameni Gasparro (University of Messina)
Jean Kellens (Paris)
Hans G. Kippenberg (Bremen)
Andrew Louth (Durham)
Andrei Oisteanu (Bucharest)
Mihai Razvan Ungureanu (Bucharest)

The Conference will be divided in 11 panels, unfolding in parallel each morning and afternoon:
"Christianity in Late Antiquity"
"Greek and Roman Religions"
"Hermetic Traditions and Esotericism"
"Indian Religions", "Iranian Religions"
"Mircea Eliade and His Legacy"
"Monotheisms in the Middle Ages"
"European Religions in Modern Times"
"Religious Interactions between Eastern and Western Europe"
"The Reception of the East as the Other"