Jour Fixe on "Religion and the State"
May 26, 2011
The Junior Researchers of all research areas invited to the Jour Fixe on Thursday afternoon. John Lagerwey (EPHE Paris) and Giovanni Tarantino (University of Western Australia) spoke about the relationship between Religion and the State in China and Walpolean England.
John Lagerwey held a lecture titled "The Chinese Church-State". The renowned sinologist is affiliated with the Department of Religious Sciences at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE) in Paris. His current research foci are on the history of Taoist rituals and local religions in Southeast China.
Giovanni Tarantino talked about "Sinophilia, Anticlericalism, and ’Republicanism’ in Walpolean England". He is Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Humanities and at the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS) of the University of Western Australia.
Both lectures were discussed by David Mervart. The member of the Cultural Economic History research team led by Prof. Fuess is Deputy Speaker of the Junior Researchers at the Cluster. The discussion was moderated by Dominic Steavu, Assistant Professor at the Chair of Intellectual History.