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Feb 8, 2018

Out of seven excellent doctoral dissertations the award committee selected Stefan Binder’s dissertation, titled 'Total Atheism: Making mental revolutions in South India' as the most original and innovative. In addition, the dissertation was also considered to contribute the most to religious studies as an academic discipline, balancing carefully between ethnographic data and theoretical debates.


Apr 19, 2017

Symposium 'Expanding the Secular: From Diffusion to Multiplicity?'

On 19 April, Stefan Binder MA (Religious Studies UU), Prof. Birgit Meyer (Religious Studies UU) and Prof. Peter van der Veer (Max Planck Institute, Göttingen) will organise the symposium 'Expanding the Secular: From Diffusion to Multiplicity?' The symposium will interrogate the category of 'the secular' and, taking the example of South Asia, explore new approaches to studying secularity and non-religion in post-colonial contexts.


Location: Sweelinckzaal (room 005), Drift 21, Utrecht



For more information about the symposium, please visit the symposium website.