DGA Young Scholars Group Call for Applications Theory Workshop 2024 „Nation and Religion“


The Young Scholars Group „Asian Studies“ of the German Association for Asian Studies (DGA) is organizing a theory workshop on the themes „Nation and Religion“ from June 14th to 16th, 2024. Various theories and theoretical debates in Asian studies on these topics will be presented and discussed in groups with workshop leaders Prof. Dr. Martina Padmanabhan, Prof. Dr. Judith Schlehe, Dr. Hendrik Johannesman, Dr. Yasmin Koppen, Richard Takhun, and Josko Kozic.
Prof. Dr. Jörg Plassen initiates the workshop with a keynote speech on the use of philological methods to overcome nationalist perspectives on religious history.

The workshop takes place at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg im Breisgau (Baden-Württemberg). We expressly invite Master’s students and doctoral candidates from Germany and abroad with a focus on Asia, regardless of their respective disciplinary backgrounds. There are roughly 30 places available.

The participation fee is €75; members of the DGA Young Scholars Group receive a €5 discount on the participation fee. This includes refreshments and lunch on Saturday.

Please register via the following link: https://forms.gle/51tX69jeCckYLyBk6

The program commences on Friday around 4 p.m. with the keynote speech and a communal introductory session. On Saturday, the workshop is held in parallel blocks, allowing participants to choose blocks according to their interests and expertise.
In the afternoon, participants have the chance to pitch their projects and pose questions to receive suggestions and tips from the plenum.
The workshop concludes on Sunday at noon with a summarizing session. For further information on the exact schedule and our speakers please refer to the attached PDF file.

Registration for the workshop is possible until June 2nd, 2024.
Confirmations will be sent out by the end of the official registration period but are not required for participation. Payment is due five work days after registration.
German Association for Asian Studies e.V.
IBAN: DE34 2007 0024 0063 5821 07
Reference: “[FIRST NAME LAST NAME] Participation TW 2024 Freiburg”

For those who are undecided, we would also like to draw attention to the exclusive trial membership in the DGA Young Scholars Group, which advertises with a reduced membership fee: https://asienforschung.de/mitglied-werden/schnuppermitgliedschaft/