Religion & Philosophy

The Religion & Philosophy network includes researechers based in LIAS and in LUCSoR, and brings together experts on religious and intellectual traditions from around the world.

These include Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and religious and intellectual traditions in the Ancient Near East. Attention to local context and to global connections is indispensable for the study of religion in general, in disciplinary and comparative frameworks. As such, the network embodies a notion of Religion in the World, as a nutshell profile of the study of religion at Leiden University. Meaning: religion is everywhere, and knowledge of religion is essential for anyone who wants to understand the world; and manifestations of religion are culturally and linguistically grounded in particular places in the world.

Below, we list events organized by and/or relevant to the network.


31 August 2015:  Religion and Philosophy Network Academic Year Opening Conference
26 May 2015:  Seminar Religious History and Its Sources: A National History of India, 14.00-17.00, Vrieshof 2 room 002
28 May 2015:  FREE DRINKS and nibbles with all network members: 4:30pm onwards – drop in any time you like between 4:30 and 6:30pm. This is a chance to meet many new members, catch up, and think about future events together. Please put it in your diary. It will be at the Pakhuis
5 December 2014:   Seminar Korean Christianity: imperialism, nationalism and anti-Communism in modern religious history, 15.00-17.00, Matthias de Vrieshof 4, room 0.12 
4 December 2014:  Sasha Goldstein: "Jewish Cosmopolitanism in the Middle East" 
13 November 2014:  Workshop on Mandaean rituals
30 October 2014:  LUCIS/GLASS Lecture Jonathan Brown | Scripture in Contemporary Muslim Politics
24/25 October 2014:  Conference The Idea of Writing: Beyond Speech? 

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Last Modified: 13-07-2015