Religiosity in the 'Capital City of Atheism' – Exploring Sacred Spaces and Identity in Berlin
Amrithaa Gunabalan, Freie Universität Berlin, Soziologie
This course seeks to assess the extent to which religion intersects with other areas of public life in Berlin, by exploring the construction and evolution of sacred spaces in the city. Employing theories from sociology, anthropology, history, and religious studies, we will identify sacred spaces, document their histories, analyze the forces that inspired their evolutions, and characterize their religious and non-religious identities and roles.
This course is best suited for students of anthropology, cultural studies, geography, history, urban studies, political science, sociology, and other disciplines by request. The first meeting will be held at the FU (Ihnestraße 21) on Thursday, April 20 at 16:00 in Hörsaal B.
Betreuendende Professorin oder betreuender Professor
Prof. Dr. Dieter Ohr