This one-day workshop brings together scholars who engage with cultural and social histories on the intersection of religion, science and the supernatural in colonial contexts.
We particularly welcome papers from PGs & ECRs who address methodological and theoretical issues in their work on supernatural religion in empire, and are interested in reflections on dynamics of cross-cultural religious practices, beliefs and phenomena across a range of methods and sources.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
– Racialised notions of ‘superstition’ & ‘modernity’
– ‘Hybridised’ religious & mystical phenomena
– Scientific knowledge production & experience
– Supernatural landscapes & bodies in empires
– Material culture of religious supernaturalism
– Fictional & artistic representations
Proposals should be based on ongoing research to stimulate
Please submit your abstract (300 words) and short biography by 15 January 2020.
More information: www.imperialsupernatural.wordpress.com