Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Conference and Workshop:
“Media, Material, and Visual Components of Contemporary American Religious Erlebniswelten (‘experience worlds’)”

University of Heidelberg (Religious Studies & History Department) August 16 to August 18, 2012

This joint conference and workshop will be held from August 16 to August 18, 2012, at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies, and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) as part of the ongoing research project “Moderne religiöse Erlebnisgesellschaften—Mediale und ästhetische Präsentation von Lehren christlich orientierter Organisationen in den USA.”

Our format – a joint conference and workshop – is designed to bring researchers and advanced students (M.A. students and Ph.D. candidates) in the fields of religious studies, American studies, cultural studies, anthropology, theology, sociology or literary studies into closer contact by offering a platform for discussions about how to teach and investigate modern religious “Experience worlds” in the United States.

The workshop will feature presentations by

Heidelberg University researchers will also present, and select students will have the opportunity to present their projects as well.