The École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE) in Paris is pleased to announce the ReIReS School 17-22 February 2019 on the use and study of special documents. Especially – but not only – PhD students and postdocs are welcome, both from ReIReS partners and other institutions.
ReIReS is a starting community of twelve European institutions that are building a unique and highly qualified infrastructure of religious studies. ReIReS brings knowledge into the field of religious pluralism in Europe, thus contributing to a stable society. It explains and implements the idea that “Knowledge Creates Understanding”. The ReIReS initiative started in February 2018, and will continue for three years. It has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement No. 730895.
About the School
The school will focus on three main issues:
1. make participants acquainted with a large scale of archives and special documentations, relating to Europa, Africa and Asia, and concerning Religions of Mesopotamia and Roman Antiquity, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Taoism;
2. provide formation and training on a variety of media, digital included, from manuscripts to cuneiform tablets, woodcut printings, photographies, researchers and scholars archives, marginalia, etc. Part of the training also deals with making history of Religion Sciences with archives of Religion Scientists;
3. offer a specific reflexion on the relationships between Researchers and Personnel of Libraries and Archives Services, especially in the view of developing Digital Humanities.
Participants will: discover main types of special documents and techniques of analysis in a broad range of cultural areas: Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Roman Africa, Islamic, Byzantine and Chinese world, Medieval and Modern Europe; they will understand and compare various approaches of special archives and documents, according to different disciplinary fields: history of religions, religious studies, history of art, history of philosophy and theology, intellectual history; and finally, they will take part to a collective reflection on in-terdisciplinarity and its contribution to history of religions and religious studies.
You will find more information on the course, its aims and objectives on the website of ReIReS: http://reires.eu/1656/announcement-and-invitation-reires-school-in-paris-february-2019/26/.
Applications and Fee
Applications are welcome by January 15, 2019. You can apply by filling out the application form, indicating your name, affiliation, function and a short motivation. You will be informed within 14 days on receipt of your application.
The school is open to scholars affiliated to the ReIReS consortium and to max. five persons from outside the consortium. Scholars from outside the consortium will pay a registration fee of € 395.00.