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Unformatted text preview: Abstract Book XXI Quinquennial World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) Erfurt, Germany August 23-29, 2015 2 The organizing committee reserves the right to change the program, speakers or venue, should the need arise. Every effort has been made to ensure the stability of the program for the XXI Quinquennial IAHR World Congress, but the organizers cannot guarantee the participation of any listed person. Changes in the program will be posted whenever possible. During the course of the conference, participants may issue handouts and other material for their presentations, though we ask to limit the number of these as much as possible, as the XXI IAHR Congress aims to be paper-free as much as possible. All such material should be treated as the property of the person issuing it. Other participants may not use any such material or re-publish it in any way without the specific consent of the original author. Erfurt University takes all reasonable precautions to ensure the security of its visitors and of their property. Participants are nonetheless advised to exercise due care to secure their property. Erfurt University or the Congress organizers take no responsibility for lost or damaged property however caused. 3 Maps 4 5 Table of Contents Maps ........................................................................................................................................................ 3 Table of Contents .................................................................................................................................... 5 Welcome .................................................................................................................................................. 6 Registration.............................................................................................................................................. 8 Committees.............................................................................................................................................. 9 Practical Information .............................................................................................................................. 11 Wireless Internet ............................................................................................................................ 11 Smoking ......................................................................................................................................... 11 Public Transport ................................................................................................................................ 11 Tours.................................................................................................................................................. 11 Hotel Information ............................................................................................................................... 11 Emergency Numbers ......................................................................................................................... 11 Main Sponsors ....................................................................................................................................... 12 Exhibitors ............................................................................................................................................... 13 Abstracts ................................................................................................................................................ 14 Sunday, August 23, 4 p.m. .................................................................................................................... 17 Monday, August 24, 9 a.m..................................................................................................................... 18 Monday, August 24, 11:30 a.m.............................................................................................................. 59 Monday, August 24, 1:30 p.m................................................................................................................ 61 Monday, August 24, 3:30 p.m................................................................................................................ 76 Tuesday, August 25, 9 a.m.................................................................................................................. 118 Tuesday, August 25, 11:30 a.m........................................................................................................... 152 Tuesday, August 25, 1:30 p.m............................................................................................................. 154 Tuesday, August 25, 3:30 p.m............................................................................................................. 176 Thursday, August 27, 9 a.m. ............................................................................................................... 214 Thursday, August 27, 11:30 a.m. ........................................................................................................ 255 Thursday, August 27, 1:30 p.m. .......................................................................................................... 257 Thursday, August 27, 3:30 p.m. .......................................................................................................... 278 Friday, August 28, 9 a.m. .................................................................................................................... 314 Friday, August 28, 11:30 a.m. ............................................................................................................. 346 Friday, August 28, 1:30 p.m. ............................................................................................................... 348 Friday, August 28, 3:30 p.m. ............................................................................................................... 368 Saturday, August 29, 9 a.m. ................................................................................................................ 399 Business Program ............................................................................................................................... 401 Full List of Speakers ............................................................................................................................ 402 6 Welcome It is my great pleasure to extend a hearty welcome to you all on the occasion of the XXI IAHR World Congress! Every five years, we converge on a different region of the world, this time, Europe, and in particular the charming medieval university town of Erfurt, Germany. This grand, quinquennial event might be described by some as our Olympic Games or our World Cup, in that it takes years to plan and train for, whether you are one of the key organizers or a panelist. Our goal is to provide the leading international forum for critical, comparative, cross-cultural, and historical studies of religion. The results from these gatherings over the years are a testament to their value: publications, collaborative research, resource development, and the rise of new national and regional associations for the academic study of religion. Increasingly, they provide us with the wherewithal to promote and defend our academic enterprise in ever-more competitive educational marketplaces. So whether you are attending an IAHR Congress for the first time or are a highly valued, regular supporter, I wish you the most fruitful and enjoyable deliberations. I know you will join me in thanking our local hosts in particular for their marathonic efforts in staging this event! Rosalind I. J. Hackett IAHR President, 2005-2015 Welcome to the 2015 Erfurt IAHR World Congress - and its Book of Abstracts The IAHR proudly claims to be the ”preeminent international forum for the critical, analytical, and cross-cultural study of religions, past and present". Or, as stated in the IAHR Constitution § 1: the IAHR "[...] has as its objective the promotion of the academic study of religions through the international collaboration of all scholars whose research has a bearing on the subject. The IAHR is not a forum for confessional, apologetical, or other similar concerns." Heartfelt thanks are therefore extended to Congress directors, proff. J. Rüpke and C. Bochinger as well as to Congress Coordinator Dr. E. Begemann, to the members of the Organizing Committee, and to each and every member of the Academic Program Committee, including, of course, the co-chairs, proff. C. Bochinger and M. Marcos, for their meticulous and hard work to help align the IAHR 2015 Erfurt World Congress academic program with the general aims of the IAHR and with the ongoing efforts of the IAHR leadership to improve, secure and tighten up the IAHR academic profile. Thanks are also extended to the IAHR Honorary Life Members for once again serving the IAHR as members of the Congress Advisory Committee. Allow me also to extend thanks to Dorothea Ditchfield who has generously sponsored the 2015 Gary Lease IAHR Memorial Lecture. Gary Lease, who passed away in 2008 while serving as IAHR Treasurer, was a staunch supporter of the IAHR and its aims: to promote and strengthen the academic and non-religious study of religions worldwide. Thanks to this sponsorship, the Gary Lease IAHR Memorial Lecture is now an established feature of the IAHR World Congress. Last but not least thanks are extended to all those scholars and colleagues who have carefully prepared and submitted proposals for panels and papers, that is to all the IAHR members who will be participating in the IAHR World Congress, whether as panelists or chairs. It is thanks to your dedication to the academic study of religion(s) and to the IAHR that the IAHR 2015 World Congress no doubt will prove to be the "preeminent international forum for the critical, analytical, and cross-cultural study of religions, past and present". Welcome, therefore, also to this Book of Abstract. A promising 'Speisekarte' as well as 'Vorspeise'. Welcome to Erfurt August 23-29, where we shall - to the benefit of the IAHR and its stated aims - enjoy meeting each other and all that we shall serve up for each other. Tim Jensen IAHR General Secretary 7 Welcome to Erfurt A Green Congress The Quinquennial World Congresses of the International Association for the History of Religion is a stock-tacking of ongoing research in all the national associations as well as a unique opportunity to focus research and to attract international attention for our research far beyond the discipline. The Deutsche Vereinigung für Religionswissenschaft (DVRW), being the German member organization of the IAHR, and the University of Erfurt on its behalf feel honoured and challenged to act as hosts to this event. The DVRW (formerly: DVRG) first hosted the Marburg Congress in 1960. Since then, German “Religionswissenschaft” has developed as a branch of cultural studies, closely associated with other philological and historical disciplines as well as with social sciences and anthropology. The XXI IAHR World Congress in Erfurt understands its responsibility not only to the field of religious studies, but also to society at large and the future. We as organizers have therefore early on decided to do our best to reduce the carbon footprint of the Congress. In consequence, your registration fee includes a Green Fee which goes directly to the myclimate foundation, a non-profit working to combat CO2 emissions and to protect the climate. We invite you to support our efforts by making use of the public transport ticket which is provided for you by the Congress for the entire Congress week, and which allows you to use buses and trams in Erfurt free of charge. All hotels are within easy walking distance to a public transport station which will get you to the Congress venue. Erfurt – with its large and beautiful medieval city – and its surroundings are not only in the geographical centre of Germany. For centuries the region and many of its sites have been connected to global developments in religious history. Its medieval Jewish community maintained ties with other centres of medieval learning for centuries and, despite repeated pogroms, is still traceable in impressive buildings and treasures. At the very same time Meister Eckhart taught and preached, in Latin and German, mystic theology, one of the building blocks of the 16th century Christian-protestant Reformation. Martin Luther studied and taught in Erfurt, whereas today Erfurt belongs to one of the most ‘secularized’ regions in Germany and Europe. Its cultural and political history is as ambivalent: The concentration camp of Buchenwald is looking down on the highlights of German Classicism, personified by Goethe and Schiller in Weimar. Religious change is not a privilege of the present, but its dynamics are of consequence to all time periods and on a global scale. As Congress directors, we say Welcome! to scholars from all over the world, who make this a common topic of debate during the XXI World Congress. Christoph Bochinger Jörg Rüpke Congress Directors In the same spirit, the Congress aims to reduce the amount of paper used in the Congress. The Abstract Book and Session Guide will therefore not be available in printed form, but only as .pdf files ready for download from our website, as well as in the form of our Congress app. We encourage you, too, to further reduce the carbon footprint by considering your printed hand-out needs, use of plastic bottles and avoiding extra waste. We welcome you cordially to Thuringia, Germany’s green lung! The organizers Registration Registration for the XXI IAHR World Congress in Erfurt is possible at the following registration points (marked by the red dot on the map): Main station Erfurt Please exit through the main exit toward Willy-Brandt-Platz. Registration begins Sunday, 9 a.m., ends Thursday 2 p.m. No registration possible at the station on Wednesday. Theater Erfurt Sunday only! Registration possible between 12 and 5 p.m. Sunday, August 23. Congress Secretariat Registration begins Monday, 8 a.m., ends Friday, 4 p.m. To pick up your Congress badge and register for the Congress, please note that you must provide valid ID (e.g. passport) and your registration number, which you will find on the booking confirmation sent to you by Thuringia Tourism when registering for the Congress. The XXI IAHR World Congress is a green congress. Therefore, there will be no delegates' packs. Print outs of the program are not available. 9 Committees Congress Directors: Christoph Bochinger, Bayreuth, Jörg Rüpke, Erfurt Organizing Committee Academic Program Committee Advisory Board Chairs: Jörg Rüpke, Erfurt and Tim Jensen, Odense Chairs: Christoph Bochinger, Bayreuth and Mar Marcos, Santander Chairs: Peter Antes, Hannover and Rosalind I. J. Hackett, Knoxville Elisabeth Begemann, Erfurt (Congress Coordinator) Veikko Anttonen, Turku Giulia Sfameni Gasparro, Messina Wanda Alberts, Hannover Eileen Barker, London Armin Geertz, Aarhus Martin Fuchs, Erfurt Corinne Bonnet, Toulouse Mar Marcos, Santander Carole Cusack, Sydney Vasilios Makrides, Erfurt Vasudha Dalmia, Berkeley Mihály Hoppál, Budapest Hans Kippenberg, Bremen Luther H. Martin, Burlington Bernd-Christian Otto, Erfurt Satoko Fujiwara, Tokyo Hubert Seiwert, Leipzig Yolotl Gonzalez, Mexico City Jan G. Platvoet, Bunnik Michael Pye, Marburg Katja Triplett, Göttingen Rosalind I.J. Hackett, Knoxville Kurt Rudolph, Düsseldorf Katharina Waldner, Erfurt Noriko Kawahashi, Nagoya Jonathan Z. Smith, Chicago Göran Larsson, Gothenburg Jacob Olupona, Harvard Yolotl González Torres, San Angel Marco Pasi, Amsterdam Akio Tsukimoto, Tokyo Michael Stausberg, Bergen R.J. Zwi Werblowsky, Jerusalem Emilio Suárez de la Torre, Barcelona Donald Wiebe, Toronto Ann Taves, Santa Barbara Die Deutsche Vereinigung für Religionswissenschaft (DVRW) ist die deutsche Mitgliedsorganisation innerhalb der International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR). Sie pflegt den internationalen Austausch und arbeitet mit Partnerorganisationen innerhalb und außerhalb Europas eng zusammen. Die DVRW ist ein eingetragener Verein mit derzeit ca. 350 Mitgliedern, davon auch viele ausländische Mitglieder. Sie vertritt die Religionswissenschaft in Deutschland als anerkannter Fachverband. So ist sie vorschlagsberechtigt für die Wahl der FachkollegiatInnen bei der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), der wichtigsten Organisation der Forschungsförderung in Deutschland. Die DVRW ist auch Eignerin der Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft (ZfR), dem führenden Peer Reviewed Journal der Religionswissenschaft im deutschen Sprachraum ( ). Darüber hinaus widmet sich die DVRW einem vielfältigen Aufgabenspektrum: Förderung der religionswissenschaftlichen Lehre und Forschung Interessenvertretung deutschsprachiger ReligionswissenschaftlerInnen in der Öffentlichkeit Förderung des Nachwuchses Ausrichtung von Fachtagungen Vermittlung von Informationen über das Studium der Religionswissenschaft in Deutschland an die Öffentlichkeit Theoretische, empirische und methodische Fachdiskurse innerhalb der deutschen Religionswissenschaft werden von unseren Mitgliedern mitgeprägt, z.B. durch deren Arbeit in den diversen Arbeitskreisen. Nähere Informationen zur DVRW und zu Möglichkeiten der Mitgliedschaft finden Sie unter: The German Association for the Study of Religion (Deutsche Vereinigung für Religionswissenschaft (DVRW)) is the German representative within the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR). It maintains international relationships with partner organizations from within Europe and beyond. DVRW is a registered association with an international membership of 350 (July 2015). It represents the Study of Religion in Germany as received academic association. It is authorized to make proposals for the Review Board of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the most prominent organization for the promotion of academic research in Germany. DVRW is also proprietor of the Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft (ZfR), which is the leading Peer Review Journal within the Study of Religion in German speaking countries ( ). Furthermore, DVRW devotes itself to a manifold of tasks: Promotion of research and instruction within the Study of Religion Public advocacy of German speaking Study of Religion scholars Promotion of junior scientific staff Hosting conferences Imparting information about the Study of Religion to the wider public In several working groups, members of DVRW engage in theoretical, empirical and methodological discourses. For more information on membership etc. please check our website: 11 Practical Information Wireless Internet Erfurt University offers wireless internet through eduroam ( ). This allows any eduroam-enabled user to get network access at any institution connected to eduroam. To log in, you need to bring your username and password from your home institutions. Smoking Smoking is prohibited inside any of the Congress buildings. Please use the designated smoking areas in front of the buildings. Public Transport Taxigenossenschaft Erfurt 0049 361 666 666 EVAG Public Transport 0049 361 564-4644 Tours Thuringia Tourism 0049/361 37420 Erfurt Tourist Info 0049/361 66400 Hotel Information Airport Hotel Binderslebener Landstr. 100 0049 361 658880 Mercure Meienbergstr. 26-27 0049 361 59490 Best Western Bahnhofstraße 35 0049 361 56700 Pullman Theaterplatz 2 0049 361 64450 Hotel am Kaisersaal Futterstraße 8 0049 361 658560 Radisson Blu Juri-Gagarin-Ring 127 0049 361 55100 Hotel an der Krämerbrücke Gotthardtstraße 27 0049 361 67400 Ramada Auf der großen Mühle 4 0049 361 43830 IBIS Altstadt Barfuesserstrasse 9 0049 361 66410 Victor's Häßlerstraße 17 0049 361 65330 Intercity Willy-Brandt-Platz 11 0049 361 56000 Zumnorde Anger 50-51 0049 361 ...
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