Workshop on Transnational and Multicultural Nationalisms

Workshop on Transnational and Multicultural Nationalisms

CERI-SCIENCESPO

27 April 2018

 Transnationalism has become an inevitable development in human experiences imposed by globalization and concerns domains going from the distribution of natural resources to organized crimes and terrorism. Studies for a least two decades have explored transnational phenomenon as migrants’ experiences « here and there », « at home and abroad » and have spread to an interdisciplinary approach. All sorts of networks – economic, cultural and political –connect home and host countries. These networks ensure the transfer of norms, values, and rights and foster a transnational solidarity and where new forms of interaction occur, creating new symbols and engendering identities which seek to assert themselves beyond borders. Transnationalism raises the question of nationalism and territoriality of belonging. Transnational communities are guided by a de-territorialized “imagined geography” that gives rise to a form of transnational nationalism, non territoiral, not bounded.

 

Among many aspects of transnationalism, in particular is of interest for this one day workshop is to clarify what this phenomenon encompasses in terms of nationalism and national identity; how the modes of attachment that we find here relate to the relevant political authorities and how transnationalism relates to multiculturalism. To some the emergence of transnational communities appears as a logical next step to multiculturalism defined as a “politics of recognition”. But for scholars who is advocating a multicultural nationalism, like Tariq Modood for Britain, the key political challenge today is monocultural, populist nationalism and they think that the multiculuralising of national citizenship is a more feasible response than cosmopolitianism or other post-national tendencies.

 

If these variations of nationalism are perceived as challenge to states, studies show that states following their migrants in movement intervene in order to “reterritoiralize” globalized identities. In doing so they compete with a more bottoms-up transnationalism or a vernacular cosmopolitanism as well as with polities re-asserting their national identities, in monocultural or multicultural ways. We seek to understand these alternative and competing nationalisms as responses to migration-based diversity and the interactive dynamics between these political ideas and movements.

 

This one day workshop will bring together scholars who have been working on transnationalism in realtion to multiculturalism, nationalism, and citizesnhip.

 

 10h00 – 12h30

Panel 1: Transnationalism with regard to state and nationalism : conceptual and methodological framework

Tariq Modood, University of Bristol: Multicultural nationalism and citizenship

Riva Kastoryano, Sciences Po – CERI – CNRS: Transnational nationalism and the state

Thomas Faist, University of Bielefeld: Transnational civil society and sate and citizenship

Discussant: Hélène Thiollet, Sciences Po – CERI – CNRS

Pause déjeuner

14h30 – 17h30

Panel 2: Transnational and multicultural politics of integration

Ruud Koopmans, WZB : Assimilation and Multiculturalism

Marco Antonsich, Loughborough University : Multicultural Nationalism : connecting the macro and the micro

Thomas Lacroix : From simultaneity to plurality. Transnationalism in action

Discussant : Hélène Thiollet, Sciences Po, CERI – CNRS

 

Responsables Scientifiques: Riva Kastoryano, Sciences Po – CERI – CNRS et Tariq Modood, Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, SPAIS, University of Bristol

 

Venue details:

https://www.sciencespo.fr/agenda/fr/events-front?event=138

Tariq Modood, MBE, FBA, FAcSS, FRSA

Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy,

Director, University of Bristol Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS)

NEW C0-EDITED BOOK: ‘The Problem of Religious Diversity: European Challenges, Asian Approaches’:

https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-the-problem-of-religious-diversity.html

NEW PAPER: ‘Must Interculturalists Misrepresent Multiculturalism?’

file://ads/filestore/SocSci/spais/sotm/_tariq/Interculturalism/Must%20Interculturalists%20Misrepresent%20Multiculturalism_CMS%20Symposium.pdf

WEBSITES: www.tariqmodood.com

[Scripta] New Issue Published

Dear Colleagues

We are happy to announce the publication of: Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis Vol. 28 (2018)

Theme: The Ethnic and Religious Future of Europe

Available in open access at: https://journal.fi/scripta

The current issue consists of articles based on presentations given at the conference with the same name arranged in Turku/Åbo, Finland in June, 2017.

Scripta is published by the Donner Institute in Åbo, Finland. Its purpose is to publish current research on religion and culture and to offer a platform for scholarly co-operation and debate within the field. The articles have been selected on the basis of peer-review.

Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,

Ruth Illman
The Donner Institute

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Table of Content (Vol. 28)

EDITORIAL

The ethnic and religious future of Europe

RUTH ILLMAN, PETER NYNÄS, TUOMAS MARTIKAINEN

ARTICLES

The demographic factors that make Islam the world’s fastest-growing major religious group

CONRAD HACKETT, MICHAEL LIPKA

The NPW framework in future-oriented studies of cultural agency

MATTI KAMPPINEN

Legitimacy for some

FREDRIK PORTIN

Humanity and hospitality

RENÉ DAUSNER

Islam’s increased visibility in the European public sphere

DIDEM DOGANYILMAZ DUMAN

A critical discourse analysis of the media coverage of the migration crisis in Poland

JOANNA KROTOFIL, DOMINIKA MOTAK

Reconsidering the modern nation state in the Anthropocene

WARDAH ALKATIRI

From Yidishe khasene to civil marriage

MERCÉDESZ CZIMBALMOS

Income inequality and religion globally 1970–2050

JOSE NAVARRO, VEGARD SKIRBEKK

 

Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies Summer Session

WE ARE PLEASED TO INVITE YOU AND YOUR INSTITUTION TO  THE OXFORD SYMPOSIUM ON RELIGIOUS STUDIES TO BE HELD AUGUST 1–3.
You may present a paper, or you may wish to attend as an observer/panel member. The symposium is interdisciplinary and has a broad-based theme but will include the special topic session “Do You Need God to Be Good?”  We welcome submissions on religion and ethics.
The Summer Session will be held at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies,  located on St Giles’ near the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.
The session will be hosted by Canon Brian Mountford MBE, former Vicar of St Mary’s. Dr Mountford is a Fellow of St Hilda’s College in the University of Oxford.
The abstract submission deadline for the August session is 10 July.
Consult the Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies website for registration deadlines and other information.
Note that abstract submissions for the December 5–7 Session is also open.

The 24th Nordic Conference in the Sociology of Religion (NCSR 2018)

The 24th Nordic Conference in the Sociology of Religion (NCSR 2018)

 August 1-3, 2018 in Oslo, Norway.

Growing religious diversity characterizes most countries across the world, often linked to the globalization of migration, politics, economies, and the media. The diversity offers new challenges of managing religion in countries that previously were more religiously homogenous.

 The 24th Nordic Conference for Sociology of Religion seeks a more thorough understanding, theoretically as well as empirically, of religion, politics, and boundaries. While sociologists often have attempted to understand these developments in terms of single dimension theories, we would like to find out how this complexity is part of processes of change and continuity in contemporary society.

 We invite papers that focus on these and other topics in the sociology of religion.

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Deadlines:

 

*                        Paper proposals are due on April 6. 2018

*                        Decision Notification: April 30. 2018

*                        Registration open: April 30. 2018

*                        Registration closes: June 15. 2018

 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AT THE CONFERENCE:  

KEYNOTE #1

Mark Juergensmeyer,

University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

The Global Rise of Religious Violence.

 KEYNOTE #2

Line

Nyhagen,

Reader in sociology, Loughborough University, UK

Contestations of Feminism, Secularism and Religion.

 KEYNOTE #3

Lorne

Dawson,

University of Waterloo,

Canada

 Understanding the Role of Religion in the Radicalization of Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq.

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Reconfiguring Muslim pilgrimage through women’s new mobilities

Call for Papers (deadline April 9)
EASA Panel 100: Migration, tourism, business: Reconfiguring Muslim pilgrimage through the lens of women’s new mobilities cf. https://nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2018/conferencesuite.php/panels/6707

Short abstract

In this panel, possibilities to reconfigure modern Muslim pilgrimage through women’s new mobilities will be discussed. The main focus will lie on a new sense of reflecting Muslim pilgrimage in relation to globalized mobility, commercialization and processes of feminization.

Long abstract

The explosive growth of the Mecca pilgrimage is a distinctively Muslim contribution to globalization with far-reaching political, economic and social ramifications. Integrated into local tourism industries, Meccan, but also local pilgrimage gets absorbed by a market-driven economy and Islamic consumerism. The latter is above all served by the new urban middle -classes in many parts of the Muslim world including diaspora societies in Europe. These new Muslim middle-classes are, in turn, mainly involved in the commodification and marketization of the Hajj and the Umrah pilgrimage and certain local pilgrimage sites. Most strikingly, in some parts of Asia, and beyond, transnational labor migration, mobile entrepreneurship and new urban middle-class religiosities are highly feminized.

Taking these interlinkages between globalized mobility, commercialization as well as processes of feminization as a starting point, the panel aims at reconfiguring our understanding of modern Muslim pilgrimage through the lens of women’s new mobilities. We welcome papers with a gender perspective on topics such as moral economies, social mobility/class matters, evolving job markets for women in the Mecca pilgrimage business, or the re-framing of religious experience through transport infrastructure, consumerism and new media technologies. We also invite papers addressing the related processes of ‘moving’, ‘dwelling’ and ‘crossing’ in order to tackle the ‘rootedness’ of Muslim women’s pilgrimage experiences in various backgrounds and contexts. Finally, we will look at the long-term implications of Muslim women’s new mobilities on the refashioning of identity and multiple forms of belonging.

 

Manja Stephan-Emmrich; Marjo Buitelaar; Viola Thimm

Chapter: Does European Islam Think? By Mohammed Hashas 2018

This may interest some of you.
 

“Does European Islam Think?” By Mohammed Hashas

Abstract:
In this chapter I present two major divergent lines of thought that read European Islam differently, though this difference has hardly been problematised and remarked before, nor has it been put face to face in a scholarly debate. This chapter then presents the views of two major scholars of Islam and Muslims in Europe: those of the French scholar Olivier Roy, and those of the Danish scholar Jørgen S. Nielsen. My own reading of European Islam makes me stand with the latter on his position: European Muslims are making their own theology; it is a pluralist theology in progress. It may even be inspiring to the Arab-Islamic world.
Mohammed Hashas, “Does European Islam Think?” In Niels Valdemar Vinding, Egdūnas Račius, and Jörn Thielmann, eds., Exploring the Multitude of Muslims in Europe: Essays in Honour of Jørgen S. Nielsen (Brill, 2018), pp. 35-49.
The chapter is attached as pdf

Music workshop

WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP INTRODUCING THE ‘LIVING IN HARMONY’ MUSIC PROJECT AT THE WOOLF INSTITUTE AND OTHER MUSIC PROJECTS WITH AN INTERFAITH ELEMENT

23 APRIL 2018, 2.00PM
WOOLF INSTITUTE, MADINGLEY ROAD,
CAMBRIDGE CB3 0UB

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Donnerska institutets pris 2018/Donner Institute Prize 2018

The Donner Institute Prize for Outstanding Research into Religion 2018

The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History hereby calls for nominations for its annual prize for outstanding research into religion. The nominations should be submitted by 31 May 2018. The prize announcement is posted on our website: https://www.donnerinstitute.fi/current-3/nominate-a-candidate-for-the-2018-donner-research-prize/

Åbo/Turku, 1 April 2018

Ruth Illman, Director
The Donner Institute

Religion and the European Court of Human Rights

Grassrootsmobilise Public Event & Conference

3-4 May 2018 – Athens, Greece

The European public square has, in the last twenty-five years and increasingly so, been inundated with controversies and debates around the place of religion in the public sphere. Against this backdrop the European Court of Human Rights has emerged to add its own voice and, in so doing, it has significantly influenced the terms of the debates.

This event brings together former ECtHR judges and scholars to debate the question of whether the Court has gone too far, or not far enough, in its interventions on religion-related matters. The event is organised under the auspices of the European Research Council-funded Grassrootsmobilise Research Programme led by Dr. Effie Fokas and hosted by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). This event precedes a day-long conference showcasing research results which, in turn, will be followed by the presentation of the book The Kokkinakis Papers: Taking Stock of 25 years of ECHR Jurisprudence on Freedom of Religion or Belief.

We hope many of you will join us!

Public Event

Religion and Secularism:

does the Court go too far – or not far enough?

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 17:30-20:00, Acropolis Museum

SPEAKERS: Professor Eva Brems, Judge Ann Power-Forde,
                  Judge Christos Rozakis, Professor Joseph H. H. Weiler


Conference 

Between state and citizen:

religion at the ECtHR

Friday, 4 May 2018, 09:30-19:00, Aigli Zappeiou

PARTICIPANTS

Nicos Alivizatos
Dia Anagnostou
Liviu Andreescu
Pasquale Annicchino
Panos Bitsaxis
Grace Davie
Panayote Dimitras
Cole Durham
Malcolm Evans
Silvio Ferrari
Effie Fokas
Alberta Giorgi
Jeremy Gunn
Lisa Harms
Yannis Ktistakis
Margarita Markoviti
Ronan McCrea
Christopher McCrudden
Ceren Ozgul
Mihai Popa

Grégor Puppinck
Julie Ringelheim
Ahmed Shaheed
Brett Scharffs

Renáta Uitz
Marco Ventura
Lucy Vickers

Andrea Williams

Both the event and the conference are free and open to all, but conference participants must register by 27 April 2018.


FULL PROGRAMME & PARTICIPANT LIST (PDF)

REGISTRATION


*Certificates of participation will be available upon request.

Contact
Alexia Mitsikostas (Programme Manager)