The Vision Thing: Studying Divine Interventions
June 25–July 6, 2007
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA
Gábor Klaniczay, Permanent Fellow of Collegium Budapest,
Professor of Medieval Studies at the Central European University, Budapest, and at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest
William A. Christian, Jr. has published extensively on Spanish religion and was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavorial Sciences in 2004 and a MacArthur Fellow in 1986.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Postmarked by February 28, 2007.
This seminar will examine visionaries and visions, broadly defined, that have received social recognition and have had social consequences. It will study "effective" visions, whether contemporary or in the past. While the conveners' research has dealt with visions related to European Christianity from late antiquity to the present, this inquiry will consider visions from a variety of religious and nonreligious contexts and historical periods and will employ a wide range of disciplinary approaches.
The SIAS Summer Institutes are designed to support the development of scholarly networks and collaborative projects among young scholars from the United States and Europe. Led by distinguished senior scholars, the institutes are open to recent Post-docs (Ph.D. not earlier than 2002) and Ph.D. candidates who are now studying or teaching at a European or American institution of higher education. The program seeks to explore theoretical, methodological, and empirical issues; promote the integration of approaches and interpretations from various disciplines into the participants' research; review the state of research in an institute's field; and identify promising areas for further research.
Each institute will accommodate twenty participants and will meet twice, once in the United States and once in Europe. Participants will present their research and collaborate on new projects at the seminars and between the two meetings. Participants will be expected to attend both meetings. The program will provide stipends and cover travel and lodging costs for both the American and European meetings.
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