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Ethnicity and Religion

  • 27. september 2013

Ethnicity and Religion Conference

Global discourses on identity as well as local historical trends towards state-mandated affirmative action and autonomy for minority groups has led to heightened awareness of ethnicity, indigeneity, and the place of religion for peoples living north and south of the Himalayas. This conference brings together experts on Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Shamanism in diverse locations such as China, Nepal, Bhutan, and India. From the perspectives of anthropology, sociology, political science, and the study of religion, we seek to trace the changes to the practice of religion and to the expression of identity in Asia today.

The conference is sponsored by the research project Buddhism and Modernity, and the research networks Contemporary Ethnography, and Transnational Modernities

Conference Information


  • 27 September 2013


  • Aarhus University, Jens Chr. Skous vej 7, 8000 Aarhus C, building 1465, room 215