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.



˝The DialoguePerspective programme has created a unique platform for discourse and debate on a wide range of topics that have significance for the EU currently and in its future. DialoguePerspectives offers the opportunity to share, learn and explore as a community, questions that are relevant to our identity and the diversity of Europe. I highly recommend the programme.

Santhi, DialoguePerspectives participant