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Cambridge Interfaith Programme associate, Hina Khalid, is among the organisers for a postgraduate symposium taking place in Cambridge this autumn. The one-day event is entitled “Conversations: searching for the sacred in South Asia”.

Hina and her collaborators aim to provide a platform where postgraduate students from a range of disciplines can come together and discuss the breadth of religious expression in the region. She explains:

“We’re inviting proposals from all fields. The goal is to discuss the variety of how religion and religiosity is expressed, and how different aspects of the religious and cultural intersect. For example, what role do the arts—literature, poetry, visual media, etc.—play in “religious” discourse? How do factors like social location influence people’s religious behaviours? What is expressed through rituals? How do we use our bodies to express religiosity? And so on!

“We’re interested in all time periods, and you don’t need to be Cambridge-based—nor a religious studies specialist.”

The symposium will be held at the Faculty of Divinity, on 1 October 2022. Postgraduates hoping to share something of their own research should submit a short abstract (150–200 words) for the 1 June deadline.

More information: tinyurl.com/southasiasymposium

The organising committee can also be contacted by emailing southasiasymposium2022 at gmail.com.

 

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