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Comparing Religions: A Historical Approach (16th-18th centuries)
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6/10/2013 to 6/11/2013
When: 10–11 June 2013

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Comparing Religions: A Historical Approach (16th-18th centuries)  International Workshop

Location: Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa

June 10, Sala del Ballatoio: "From Polemics to Comparison?”

9.00 reception
9.30-10.00 Carlo Ginzburg (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa): Preliminary Remarks
Chair: Giuseppe Marcocci (University of Viterbo)
10.00-11.00 Guy Stroumsa (Hebrew University, Jerusalem / University of Oxford): Three Rings Or Three Impostors? The Comparative Approach To The Abrahamic Religions And Its Origins
11.00-11.15 coffee break
11.15-12.15 Marco Cavarzere (University of Pisa): A Comparative Method for Sixteenth-Century Polemicists. Cults and Devotions in a Protestant History of Religions
12.15-13.15 Giovanni Tarantino (University of Melbourne): The Uses of ‘conformité/conformity’ in Bernard and Picart’s Cérémonies
Chair: Jan Bremmer (University of Groningen/New York University)
15.00-16.00 Lucio Biasiori (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa): The Child of Babylon: Itineraries of a Prophecy between East and West
16.00-16.15 coffee break
16.15-17.15 Silvia Berti (Sapienza University of Rome): From Dissimulation to Imposture

June 11, Sala Azzurra: "Toward a New Vocabulary for the History of Religions”
Chair: Guy Stroumsa (Hebrew University, Jerusalem / University of Oxford)
10.00-11.00 Daniel Barbu (University of Geneva): Idolatry and the History of Religions
11.00-11.15 coffee break
11.15-12.15 Anna Belgrado (University of Pisa): Le belief chez Hobbes
12.15-13.15 Sanjay Subrahmanyam (UCLA): The Puzzling Category of Religion: Perspectives from South Asia
Chair: Silvia Berti (Sapienza University of Rome)
15.00-16.00 Jan Bremmer (University of Groningen/New York University): Saecularis, the Secular and Secularisation: Notes towards a Genealogy
16.15 coffee break
16.15-17.00 round table
17.00-17.30 Carlo Ginzburg: Conclusions

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