ROR Research Seminar

Time: Wednesday September 3. – Thursday September 4. 2008. 9:30am – ca 4-5pm.
Place: University of Agder, Kristiansand. Kristian Schjelderups hus, room E2 001B

This is the fifth research seminar within KIFO’s program Religion in the public sphere (Religion i det offentlige rom – ROR). Peter Kivisto, Richard Swanson Professor of Social Thought and Chair of Sociology at Augustana College, Illinois, will join us at this seminar. Kivisto works in the areas of immigration and ethnicity, social theory, as well as religion. He has also conducted extensive research on Finnish Americans in Finland and the United States.

Kivisto has written several books, just to mention a few: Social Theory: Roots and Branches (2008), Illuminating Social Life: Classical and Contemporary Theory Revisited (2008), Citizenship: Discourse, Theory, and Transnational Prospects (with Thomas Faist, 2007), Multiculturalism in a Global Society (2002), and Sociology of Religion (with Kevin Christiano and William H. Swatos) (2nd ed. 2008).

We will ask all the participants to read the following chapters by Kivisto before the seminar:

2002. Multiculturalism in a Global Society. Oxford: Blackwell. Introduction, Chapter 1 and 6.
2007. Rethinking the Relationship Between Ethnicity and Religion. In The Sage Handbook of the Sociology of Religion, edited by James A. Beckford and N.J. Demerath III, 490-510. London: Sage.

Program

Wednesday September 3rd

09:30-09:45 Welcome, practical information 
09:45-11:00 Peter Kivisto: Immigration, religion and multiculturalism
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:30 Peter Kivisto: Immigration, religion and multiculturalism
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Presentation of papers:
      Ole Riis: Religion and multiculturalism
      Comments: Peter Kivisto
      Olav Hovdelien: Norwegian headmasters’ view on multiculturalism
      Comments: Peter Kivisto
ca. 16:00 Walking tour: «The religious landscape of Kristiansand,» guided by Pål Repstad
19:00 Dinner
Thursday September 4th
09:30-09:45 Welcome, practical information
09:45-11:00 Peter Kivisto: Religion in the civil sphere
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:30 Peter Kivisto: Religion in the civil sphere
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:15 Presentation of papers:
      Ida Marie Høeg: Ritual Sponsorship – the Institution of Godparents in Baptism and Naming Cerenomies
      Comments: Olaf Aagedal
      Pål Ketil Botvar: Alternative spirituality – a new political cleavage?
      Comments: Olav Hovdelien
14:15-14:30 Coffee break
14:30-15:10 Information and discussion on the ROR program

Forskere fra KIFOs samrabeidspartnere får dekket reise og opphold etter de reglene som gjelder i nettverket (se Reise1.doc)  eller spør på KIFO, 23334720)

Deler av seminaret er åpent for andre forskere, men de må da selv bestille og betale reise og opphold, og felles middag.

Følgende forelesninger og programposter er åpne:

  • 3. september 09:45-12:30 Peter Kivisto: Immigration, religion and multiculturalism.
  • 4. september 09:45-12:30 Peter Kivisto: Religion in the civil sphere.
  • 3. september 13:30-14:15 Ole Riis, paper presentasjon: «Religion and multiculturalism». Kommenteres av Kivisto. Paperet kan fås på forhånd ved henvendelse til kifo@kifo.no
  • 3. september 16:00 Walking tour i sentrum med temaet «The religious landscape of Kristiansand». Ansvarlig er Pål Repstad. Turen vil ta halvannen times tid. Frammøte ved Radisson SAS Hotell Caledonien.
  • 3. september 19:00 Dinner


Påmelding til seminaret sendes:
kifo@kifo.no

 

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