Lectures and Courses of External Scholars at the Department for the Study of Religions, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University

Upcoming

Upcoming public lectures and courses will be announced.

Held

2011-2015

  • 2016, Autumn Semester: Leonardo Ambasciano (University of Turin, Itálie), hostující výzkumník na Ústavu religionistiky FF MU, kurzy Gender, Sexuality and Religions in Ancient Rome a The Historical Study of Religion in the Twentieth Century.
  • 2016, Autumn Semester: Nimrod Luz (Western Galilee College, Izrael), course Islam in the Middle East: History, Religion, Culture.
  • 2016, Spring Semester: Halina Grzymała-Moszczyńska (Jagellonská univerzita Krakow, Polsko), course Religion and Migration.
  • 2015, Autumn Semester: Michael Francis Strmiska (SUNY Orange, USA), hostující profesor na Ústavu religionistiky FF MU, kurzy Myth and Religion of Northern Europe a Neopaganism and New Religious Movements.
  • 2015, Spring Semester: Hans Gerald Hödl (Universität Wien, Rakousko), course Theory of Sacrifice.
  • 2014, Spring Semester: Tibor Porció (University of Szeged, Maďarsko), course Religion in Central Asia.
  • 2014, 11 December, Brno: Risto Uro (Department of Biblical Studies, University of Helsinky, Finland), Ritual and the Emergence of Early Christian Religion: Introducing a Nordic Research Project.
  • 2014, 10 December, Brno: Risto Uro (Department of Biblical Studies, University of Helsinky, Finland), Ritual Innovation and the Rise of Religious Movements: John the Baptist as a Test Case.
  • 2014, 3 December, Brno: Simon Steinbeiß (Institute for the Study of Religions, Universität Wien, Austria), Mapping Religions in Vienna: Urban Religiosity and a Spatial Approach.
  • 2014, 2 December, Brno: Simon Steinbeiß (Institute for the Study of Religions, Universität Wien, Austria), The Unification Movement arrives in Europe: Field Research and Micro-Historical Narratives.
  • 2014, 27 November, Brno: Michael L. Miller (Nationalism Studies program, Central European University, Hungary), Jewish Enlightenment (Haskala) in a Moravian Key.
  • 2014, 26 November, Brno: Michael L. Miller (Nationalism Studies program, Central European University, Hungary), Moravian Jewry in the Age of Emancipation.
  • 2014, 29 April, Brno: James R. Lewis (Department of History and Religious Studies, Universitetet i Tromsø, Norway), Irreligion vs. Non-Religion: Same Trajectory; Different Futures.
  • 2014, 28 April, Brno: James R. Lewis (Department of History and Religious Studies, Universitetet i Tromsø, Norway), Sects and Violence: The Standard Model of New Religions and Violence.
  • 2013, 12 Dec, Brno: Alessandro Testa (Univerzity of Pardubice), Micro-History, Ethnography and the Historical Anthropology of European Carnivals.
  • 2013, 4 December, Brno: Piotr Czarnecki (Institute for the Scientific Study of Religion, Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, Poland), Doctrinal Diversity in Italian Cathar Churches.
  • 2013, 3 December, Brno: Piotr Czarnecki (Institute for the Scientific Study of Religion, Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, Poland), Medieval Dualist Heresies: Paulicians and Bogomils.
  • 2013, 31 October, Brno: Daniela Müller (University of Nijmegen, Netherlands), “Pagans”: An Early Christian Concept in the Middle Ages.
  • 2013, 25 October, Brno: Dušan Deák (Katedra porovnávacej religionistiky, Univerzita Komenského v Bratislavě, Slovakia), Hinduizmus a islám v rodine potomkov indického svätca.
  • 2013, 24 October, Brno: Dušan Deák (Katedra porovnávacej religionistiky, Univerzita Komenského v Bratislavě, Slovakia), Indický islám z postkoloniálnej perspektívy.
  • 2013, 24 April, Brno: Ylva Hagman (University of Linköping, Sweden), Manichean Monism? Beyond the Dualism Narrative.
  • 2013, 25 March, Brno: Jonathan Lanman (Institute of Cognition and Culture, Queen’s University Belfast), Obstacles and Opportunities in Funding Research in Social Science and the Humanities.
  • 2012, 16 October, Brno: E. Thomas Lawson (Western Michigan University), Moving from Why to How: Cognitive and Evolutionary Perspectives on Cultural Forms.
  • 2012, 8 October, Brno: Richard Hecht (University of California, Santa Barbara), The Study of Religions in America and the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • 2011, 31 October: Konrad Talmont Kaminski (University of Lublin, Polsko), Evolution and the End of Religion.
  • 2011, 10 May: Milan Kováč (Katedra provnávacej religionistiky, Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave), Mayské stvorenie sveta v guatemalskom Uaxactúne.

2006-2010

  • 2010, 26 October: Donald Wiebe (University of Toronto, Kanada), The Significance of the Natural Experience of a „Non-Natural“ World to the Question of the Origin of Religion.
  • 2010, Fall semester: Luther H. Martin, visiting professor, courses Christian Origins and Hellenistic Religions.
  • 2010, 5 May: Jana Pomklová, public lecture Sexualita v tradicích hinduismu.
  • 2010, 22 April: Mária Mičaninová (Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Šafárika v Košicích), public lecture Kosmologie a motiv výstupu duše k božímu Trůnu v Koruně království Šloma ben Jehudy ibn Gabirola.
  • 2009, Autumn Semester: Lukas Pokorny (Universität Wien, Austria), Introduction to Confucianism.
  • 2009, 5 November: Jesper Sørensen (Aarhus University, Denmark), public lecture Reconceptualizing Magic: Cognitive Representations of Ritual Efficacy.
  • 2009, 23 February: Harvey Whitehouse (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, Great Britain), public lecture Why do religions differ?.
  • 2008, 25 March - 25 April: Hans Gerald Hödl (Institut für Religionswissenschaft, Universität Wien, Austria), course West-African Religions.
  • 2008, 19 March - 19 April: Milan Kováč (Department of Comparative Religions, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia): course Myths and symbols in Maya religion.
  • 2008, 11 March - 10 April: Paweł Socha (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland), course Personal Religion and Its Place: A Psychological Interpretation.
  • 2008, 2-8 March: Bilal Gökkir (Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey), lecture cycle Islamic studies in Turkey.
  • 2007, 12 November - 12 December: Tatiana Podolinská (Institute of Ethnology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia): course Roma Christianity.
  • 2007, 5-8 November: Gábor Dániel Nagy (Department of Aplied Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Szeged, Hungary): course The Role of Faith-Based NGOs in the Production of Religious Social Capital.
  • 2007, 31 August: András Máté-Tóth (Department of Aplied Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Szeged, Hungary): lecture Functions of Religion in Eastern-Central Europe at ERASMUS Summer Intensive Programme in the Study of Religions 2007.
  • 2007, 30 August: Tibor Porció (Department of Aplied Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Szeged, Hungary): lecture On the Significance of the Sangha in Early Buddhism at ERASMUS Summer Intensive Programme in the Study of Religions 2007.
  • 2007, 29 August: Tatiana Podolinská (Institute of Ethnology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia): lecture “Chocolate Mary” – Virgin Mary as a Medium of Integration and Separation among Roma in Slovakia at ERASMUS Summer Intensive Programme in the Study of Religions 2007.
  • 2007, 28 August: Attila Kovács (Department of Comparative Religions, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia): lecture Three Makers of Contemporary Islam in Europe: Azzam at-Tamini, Tariq Ramadan and Harun Yahya at ERASMUS Summer Intensive Programme in the Study of Religions 2007.
  • 2007, 24 August: Dénes Kiss (Department of Sociology, Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania): lecture Pentecostalism in Post-Communist Romania at ERASMUS Summer Intensive Programme in the Study of Religions 2007.
  • 2006, 14 November: Tatiana Podolinská (Institute of Ethnology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia): public lecture Roma Christianity.
  • 2006, 7-16 November: Maimul Khan: course Islam and Human Rights.
  • 2006, 19 October: Luther H. Martin (Department of Religion, The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA): public lecture The Roman Cult of Mithras: A Cognitive Perspective.
  • 2006, 16-20 October: Luther H. Martin (Department of Religion, The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA): course Cognitive Science of Religion.
  • 2006, Fall Semester: Milan Kováč (Department of Comparative Religions, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia): course Continuity and Discontinuity in Maya Religion.
  • 2006, Spring Semester: Hans Gerald Hoedl (Institut für Religionswissenschaft, Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria): course Afro-American Religions.
  • 2006, Spring Semester: Miloš Hubina (Department of Comparative Religions, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia): course Meditation in the Theravada Buddhist Tradition.

2000-2005

  • 2005, Spring Semester: Helmut Tauscher (Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde, Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria): course Tibetan Buddhism.
  • 2004, 15 November: András Máté-Tóth (Department of Aplied Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Szeged, Hungary): public lecture Media Image of Religion and Churches in Hungary: 1990-2002.
  • 2003, 1 April: Henryk Zimoń (Catholic University Lublin, Poland): public lecture Konkomba Sacredness of the Earth in North Ghana.
  • 2003, 17 March: Milan Kováč (Department of Comparative Religions, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia): public lecture Spiritual Life of the Slovak Roma.
  • 2000, 29 November: Milan Kováč (Department of Ethnology and Study of Religions, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia): public lecture Gods of the Last Maya.
  • 2000, 29 March: Martin Kanovský (Department of Ethnology and Study of Religions, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia): public lecture An Outline of the Cognitive Theory of Religion.
  • 2000, 8 March: Luther H. Martin (Department of Religion, The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA): public lecture From Kinship to Kingdom: Helenistic Consolidation of the Religious and Political Power.

1992-1999

  • 1998, 20 April: Karel Werner (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London): public lecture Character and Message of the Lotus Sutra: Commencement of Mahayana Buddhism.
  • 1997, 12 May: Jacques Waardenburg: public lecture The Emergence of Science of Religion: Explanatory Theory and Hermeneutics.