Future collaboration – two events with ZIRS, Halle, in November

EEGA and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Regional Studies (“Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Regionalstudien” (ZIRS), Halle) organise their first joint event on “Multidisciplinary Regional Studies within the Leibniz ScienceCampus »Eastern Europe – Global Area« (EEGA)” on 23 November 2021, 5-7 pm c.t. (CET).

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Lentz (Director of the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig) will give insights into the multidisciplinary work along EEGA’s five research areas with the aim to explore potential overlaps in research interests and forge future collaborations. The event will be held in English and German.

Venue: ZIRS, Reichardtstraße 6, 06114 Halle (Please note that 3G rules apply in all university buildings.)

To register, please write to: direktorium@zirs.uni-halle.de

The Institute and the collaborative research network start a phase of future collaboration with this event. It is to be followed by the presentation by Rashad Ibado (ADA University) on “Modelling the State – Religion Relations in the former Soviet Muslim-majority States: constitutional secularity and increasing societal religiosity in the context of democratic state building in Azerbaijan” on 24 November 2021, 5-6.30 pm c.t. (CET).

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the new Muslim-majority, though formally secular states have arguably been lacking adequate experiences in establishing appropriate relations vis-à-vis religion(s), particularly in the context of significant religious revivalism. This situation, which has been affecting to the political identities of citizens, has deeply segmented some of the post-Soviet societies, which may potentially bring constitutional calamities in the near future. In this regard, this presentation aims at discussing a constitutional strategy which may become useful for developing a better relationship between the state and religion, and eventually, managing ‘conscious compartmentalization’ in these societies.

For more information, please click on the following link: https://www.zirs.uni-halle.de/en/events/2021-11-24/190/

Online acces (via Webex)

Click here for entering the virtual meeting
Meeting number: 2732 515 2923
Password: Mod@24Nov
Host key: 71729