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ÜTI teadusseminar: Alexander Horstmann rändest ja religioonist

Tallinna Ülikool
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(Abstract in English below)
Tallinna Ülikooli Ühiskonnateaduste Instituudi viiendas teadusseminaris (25. aprillil, kell 16.00 - 18.00 ruumis A-325) on meil võimalus kuulata rände- ja mobiilsuse uurimise vaatenurka Tallinna Ülikooli Humanitaarteaduste Instituudist (TÜHI): Alexander Horstmann tutvustab oma ulatuslikku uurimustööd religiooni rollist põgenikele ja deporteeritutele varjupaiga pakkumisel.

Ettekanne ja arutelu on inglise keeles.

Alexander Horstmann on TÜHI Aasia uuringute dotsent. Ta on (koos Jin-heon Jungiga) toimetanud kogumiku Building Noah’s Ark: Migrants, Refugees and Religious Communities (Palgrave, 2015); ning viimati allikteose Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands (Routledge 2018). Ta on vanemteaduri ja dotsendina töötanud ka Kopenhaageni ülikoolis ja Max Plancki Sotsiaalantropoloogia Instituudis; ning külalisprofessorina Tokios, Pariisis ja Kunmingis.

Building Noah's Ark: Religion and Sanctuary in Violent Displacement

From the Kindertransport saving children’s lives from the Jewish Holocaust to the modern asylum sanctuary movement for families from El Salvador- religion has played an important role as unconditional, and mostly illicit sanctuary for refugees. Taking the history of sanctuary as a starting point, I will present my extensive research about Buddhist and Christian networks among displaced Karen and Shan in Myanmar and will talk about the role of religion as a mode of home- and place-making, innovation in the political community of the Diaspora. Religion here is not only looked at a compass and itinerary of moving subjects, but as a means of mobilization and – possibly – control.

Alexander Horstmann is Associate Professor in Southeast Asian Studies at Tallinn University. He is the editor (with Jin-heon Jung) of: Building Noah’s Ark: Migrants, Refugees and Religious Communities, Palgrave 2015 and most recently 2018: Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands. He held positions at the University of Copenhagen, and the Max-Planck-Institute for Social Anthropology. He also held visiting professorships in Tokyo, Paris and Kunming.