Fall Seminar 2019

“Religion and Identity: Understandings of Self, External Attributions, and Collective Identities”

25th to 29th September 2019
Begegnungsstätte Schloss Gollwitz, Brandenburg/Havel

Hybrid identites, self-determination, external attribution: How do individuals and society express diverse orientations, backgrounds, and affiliations? How do people grapple with their own heritages, religious affiliations, and sexual and gender identities, and which linguistic, media, and artistic vehicles do they use to express them? What roles do identities and their labels play in political and legal processes, in socio-political discourses and debates in Europe? Is it possible to bring together particular identity and social cohesion, or are identity politics and societal cohesion contradictory? We seek to figure out how we actually speak about ourselves and others, and how we could speak, with Dialogue- Perspectives’ foundational assumption of pluralism as our conceptual starting point.



˝DialoguePerspectives offers a unique change of perspective! The programme allows you to really grapple with current and highly societally relevant questions, to reflect on your own identity, and to get to know the diversity of European identities. I am very grateful for the intensive personal discussion and encounters, and the great amount of food for thought that has stuck with me long past the seminars.

Ezgi, DialoguePerspectives participant