Workshop Report: Metamorphoses of Urbanities
Diana Pavel, PhD student at the University of Erfurt in a cotutelle with Graz University and member of the IGS on “Resonant Self–World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices“, has written a report on our most recent workshop: “Metamorphoses of Urbanities: Grasping Differences” (organisers: Susanne Rau, Jörg Rüpke).
The workshop has delved deeper into discussing several aspects related to the dynamic processes presented by the constantly changing urbanities, seeing their metamorphoses as multifaceted processes. Several strands do however remain open for further discussions into the mutual influences of religion and urbanity, to include the important role played by concepts such as power and mediation, as well as emphasising once more the social aspects of urbanity. The discussions have once again shown the plurality of perspectives through which the concept of urbanity can be approached.
You can read the full report on H-Soz-Kult.