Entangled Worlds: Soil, Space and Place: Sacralizing New Nationalisms and Senses of Belonging

When and Where

Thursday, September 19, 2019 9:00 am to Friday, September 20, 2019 6:00 pm
Munk School of Global Affairs, Boardroom


Connaught Global Challenge Initiative:“Entangled Worlds: Sovereignty, Sanctities and Soil”

Workshop II: Soil, Space and Place: Sacralizing New Nationalisms and Senses of Belonging

We hope this second Workshop will generate a comparative discussion to explore the social, architectural, and political ramifications of theological understandings of forms of living, divine presences and their imagination, to see how they may produce divisive and exclusive projects of community-building in some cases, while in others opening new engagements and new forms of political participation on the ground.

Some of the questions we would like to table in this second Workshop are:  How do theological practices infuse the multisensorial shape of space and kinaesthetic experiences of living, and in particular, of nationalist affects, historicities and belonging? How are material emplacements  and borderlands important in shaping theological horizons (and vice-versa)? How do ‘expert’ (design) practices have effects for minority/majority living conditions and multiple borderland becoming(s)?

When: Thursday 19th of September (1:30pm-5:30pm), Friday 20th of September (9am-1pm)

Where: Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Boardroom – 315 Bloor Street West

Speakers include :Ali-Reza Bhojani (Anthropology, Oxford); Gilberto Rosas (Anthropology, Illinois U-C); Judith Brunton (Department for the Study of Religion, UofT); Katharyne Mitchell (Sociology; UC Santa Cruz); Konrad Pędziwiatr (European Studies, Cracow University of Economics); Mayra Rivera (Religion and Latinx Studies, Harvard); Neena Mahadev (Anthropology, Yale-NUS College); Rebecca Bryant (Anthropology, Utrecht).

Commentators include: Filippo Osella (Anthropology, Sussex); Girish Daswani (Anthropology, UofT); Emily Gilbert (Geography, UofT); Andrew Gilbert (Anthropology, McMaster) and other UofT Faculty.


Registration is Free: https://soil-space-and-place.eventbrite.ca

For more information, please email: entangledwolds.anthropology@utoronto.ca or visit our website: https://entangledworlds.utoronto.ca