German-Iranian Intensive Study Programme: Exploring Asian Christianity with Religious Others II
2-weeks Summer School: 18-29 September 2021
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
10-weeks Digital Online Course: 11 October to 16 December 2021
University of Muenster, Germany
The Study Programme "Exploring Asian Christianity with Religious Others" brings together Iranian, Asian, and German Masterstudents, post-fieldwork M.A. and Ph.D. students with early-career researchers from different disciplines in a shared platform to discuss their ideas and research vis-à-vis the state of the art. Presentations and Webinars are provided by German professors or post-docs placed at the universities of Münster, Bochum and Bonn, and by some authors of the recent Oxford Handbook on Christianity in Asia (2014). It convenes around 25 scholars as well as 40 to 50 advanced students from different diciplines engaged in that new field of study. The Study Programme aims to foster interdisciplinary research collaborations as well as increase interreligious awareness for this field's growing relevance to Theology and Religious Studies as well as the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Intensive Study Programme is structured along five thematic areas:
- Mapping of Asian Christianity
- Cross-Cultural Flows and Pan-Asian Movements
- Asian Christianity and the Social-Cultural Process
- Interaction with Asian Religious Traditions
- Asian Migrant Churches in the Middle East and Europe
Thereby the study programme, on the one hand, builds on the recent Oxford Handbook on Christianity in Asia and benefits from videos of its contributors. On the other hand, German professors and junior researchers on Christianity in Asia give presentations.
Participants from Iran, Asia, and Germany interested in the Study Programme are required to participate in the 2-weeks Summer School or the entire 10-weeks Digitial Online Course. Some participants will be invited to give a presentation on their current research related to some area of Christianity in Asia. Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will receive a certificate of participation, confirming coursework, details, and workload.
On this site, you find further information, programme details and application forms. Presentation proposals and applications with scanned registration documents (see Participation/Registration above) are expected as early as possible and at the latest by October 1 at intstudy.imw[at]uni-muenster[dot]de.