January 2020 [Lecture and Meeting with Students]
- [LECTURE] Professor Angie Heo of the University of Chicago Divinity School and the Connaught Initiative: Entangled Worlds Visiting Fellow, 2020, will be giving a talk on January 30th from 12:00pm to 2:00pm in seminar room 318 in the Religion Department, Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George St: “Redemption at the Edge“, based in part on her book, The Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt (University of California Press, 2018). Pilgrimage to the Holy Lands turns on ritual imaginaries of space and time along with material sensations of mobility. In this forum, Prof. Heo will explore Coptic Orthodox traditions of travel and the Coptic politics of sharing saints with Roman Catholics and Arab Muslims. Focusing on the historical period of Arab nationalism in the 1960s, she will further examine how the geopolitics of war and anticolonial identity shaped the sacred geography of Egypt relative to Palestine, Israel, and Ethiopia. Ultimately, this forum’s discussion will address critical intersections of holy boundaries and state borders, drawing together epistemologies of space with political questions of unity and difference.
- [MEETING WITH STUDENTS] As Visiting Fellow for the Connaught Initiative: Entangled Worlds, Prof. Heo is scheduled to visit Toronto in spring 2020 on these dates: January 27-31, March 17-25, April 14-17. Students interested in meeting and discussing with Professor Heo may book an individual appointment, by signing up online under “Heo Toronto Consultations” at https://tinyurl.com/heoofficehours. Appointment slots and meeting location details will be made available online one week before her visits. If you cannot make any of the slots, contact her to schedule another time (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Graduate Student Competition: Populism and Theopolitical Charisma [Call for Abstracts]
December 16-17-18, 2019
- Workshop III: Exploring Sovereignty and Charisma: Engagements, Contestations, and Fabulations from the Global South
- Call Connaught Global Initiative: “Entangled Worlds” Graduate Project Competition: Call for Proposals [Second Round Announcement]
September 19-20, 2019
- The “Soil, Space and Place” Workshop is the second of four workshops, that will be held throughout 2018 – 2020… (Read More)
April 5, 2019
- Connaught Global Challenge Initiative: Entangled Worlds, Department for the Study of Religion, Department of Anthropology, and the Institute of Islamic Studies at University of Toronto present a talk by Prof. Shahla Talebi on Islamic Theopolitics in Contemporary Iran… (Read More)
March 28, 2019
- A Visual Ethnography Workshop: We invite Dr. Roger Canals Vilageliu, University of Barcelona, to methodologically explore how to carry out visual anthropology – particularly, film – in contexts of religion and when critiquing the secular/religious divide. This three-hour workshop will introduce and discuss key themes in visual anthropology, its methodology, and will be also informed by Dr. Canals Vilageliu’s work on the cult of María Lionza in Venezuela… (Know More about the Workshop and Registration)