IAHR World Congress Convening in New Zealand This August

Marco Pasi announced some details of the panel he’s taking part in organizing, to be presented at the 22nd World Congress of IAHR in New Zealand at the University of Otago August 23-29.

His post says:

“The panel I have been organizing with Henrik Bogdan and Mriganka Mukhopadhyay for the IAHR congress in Otago has been accepted. The topic is ‘Esotericism in a global context: centres, margins, and everything in between’. We had received an amazing number of proposals and we selected 14 of them. So we will have four sessions, with papers discussing case studies from China, Japan, India and more. It’s going to be awesome!”

Here’s more details on the overall event.

“The theme of the congress is Centres and Peripheries. New Zealand is both central and peripheral to the study of religion: further East than Japan, further south than almost anywhere, New Zealand’s small size and geographical isolation have meant the people of New Zealand have always looked outwards, whether to Hawaiki or to the intellectual centres and tradition of Europe.”

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