Comparative Religion and Indo-European Studies

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Thursday 16 May 2024, 10am - 5pm

Radcliffe Humanities Building and Online

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Comparative Religion and Indo-European Studies is a small workshop held in cooperation between the Uppsala Network for Indo-European Culture, Languages, and Traditions (UNI-CULT), Uppsala University Sweden, and The Ancient Anatolian Network, Oxford. Comparative studies of religion and Indo-European Studies share a long history back to the writings of Fredrich Max Müller, and this workshop aims to bring together new ways of approaching studies on religion in Indo-European-speaking cultures and discuss new possibilities and challenges. This workshop is the first cooperation between CIRCUS - The Centre for Integrated Research on Culture and Society at Uppsala University and TORCH - The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities at Oxford. The workshop is free and open to everyone, but registration is required.



Lisa Bukhave (University of Uppsala)

Prof. Almut Hintze (SOAS)

Prof. Ian Rutherford (University of Reading)

Dr. Bjarne Wernicke Olesen (University of Oxford)



10.00 Tea/coffee and pastries

10.30 Opening remarks

10.45 The Study of Religion and Indo-European Studies  – a journey (Lisa Bukhave)

11.15 Coffee break

11.40 Orders of Discourses and Levels of Phenomenology in the Study of Religions (Bjarne Wernicke Olesen)

12.30 Lunch break

2.30 Indo-Iranian and Avestan ritual: sources and performance (Almut Hintze)

3.30 Indo-European religion: perspectives from Greece, Anatolia and elsewhere (Ian Rutherford)

4.30 Closing remarks and tea



Lisa Bukhave, Terje Østigård, Michele Bianconi

Ancient Anatolia Network