Università Roma Tre, Dipartimento Scienze della Formazione, via del Castro Pretorio 20, Rome

Organising Committee:

Irena Borowik, Roberto Cipriani, Grace Davie, Enzo Pace, Philippe Portier, Helena Vilaça, Fenggang Yang, Siniša Zrinščak


Wednesday 1st March 2023

9:00 – Introduction by Roberto Cipriani (Roma Tre University)

9:30 – Opening speech by Patrice Brodeur (University of Montreal)

Coffee break

11:00 – Lecture on “Judaism” by Sergio Della Pergola (Hebrew University-Jerusalem)

Discussants: David Meghnagi (Roma Tre University), Ephraim Tabory (Bar-Ilan University-Ramat Gan)

On-site catering

15:00 – Lecture on “Christian Churches” by José Casanova (Georgetown University-Washington)

Discussants: Anthony Blasi (St. Mary’s University-San Antonio), Franco Garelli (University of Turin), Siniša Zrinščak (University of Zagreb)

Coffee break

17:00 – Lecture on “Sunni and Shia Islam” by Farhad Khosrokhavar (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales-Paris)

Discussants: Enzo Pace (University of Padua), Roberta Ricucci (University of Turin)

Thursday 2nd March 2023

9:00 – Lecture on “Shintoism” by Mark R. Mullins (University of Auckland)

Discussants: Erica Baffelli (University of Manchester), Massimo Raveri (Ca’ Foscari University-Venice)

Coffee break

11:00 – Lecture on “Confucianism” by Anna Sun (Duke University-Durham)

Discussants: Ambrogio Selusi (University of Macerata), Fenggang Yang (Purdue University-West Lafayette)

On-site catering

15:00 – Lecture on “Taoism” by Vincent Goossaert (École Pratique des Hautes Études-Paris)

Discussants: Jacopo Scarin (Ca’ Foscari University-Venice), Maurizio Paolillo (L’Orientale University-Naples)

Coffee break

17:00 – Lecture on “Hinduism” by Arvind Sharma (McGill University-Montreal)

Discussants: Prema Kurien (Syracuse University), Federico Squarcini (Ca’ Foscari University-Venice)

Friday 3rd March 2023

9:00 – Lecture on “Buddhism” by Emma Tomalin (University of Leeds)

Discussants: Raphaël Liogier (Institut d’Études Politiques-Aix-en-Provence), Lionel Obadia (Université Lumiere Lyon 2)

Coffee break

11:00 – Lecture on “Sikhism” by Gurinder Singh Mann (Global Institute for Sikh Studies-New York)

Discussants: Maurizio Ambrosini (University of Milan), Samuele Davide Molli (University of Milan), Jasjit Singh (University of Leeds)

On-site catering

15:00 – Lecture on “New Spirituality” by Giuseppe Giordan (University of Padua)

Discussants: Stefania Palmisano (University of Turin), Adriana Valente (CNR-IRPPS-Rome), Helena Vilaça (University of Porto), Raquel Weiss (University of Rio Grande do Sul)

Coffee break

17:00 – Lecture on “Digital Religion” by Massimo Leone (FBK-Trento, University of Turin)

Discussants: Paolo Peverini (LUISS-Rome), Piero Polidoro (LUMSA-Rome), Alessandra Vitullo (Sapienza-Rome)

Saturday 4th March 2023

9:00 – Lecture on “Atheism” by Lois Lee (University of Kent)

Discussants: Irena Borowik (Jagiellonian University-Krakow), Philippe Portier (École Pratique des Hautes Études-Paris)

11:00 – Concluding discussion and approval of the final document

Conveners: Grace Davie (Chairperson, University of Exeter), Irena Borowik, Siniša Zrinščak, Fenggang Yang


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