ESF Research Conferences

ESF-LiU Conference

Historiography of Religion : New approaches to origins of narrating a religious past

10-14 September 2012

Norrköping, Sweden

Chaired by:
Jörg Rüpke, Max-Weber-Centre, University of Erfurt, DE

Co-Chaired by:
Susanne Rau, Department of History, University of Erfurt, DE


The conference will focus on the question: How, under which conditions and with which consequences are religions historicized? The conference aims at furthering the study of religion as of historiography by analysing how religious groups (or their adversaries) employ historical narratives in the construction of their identities or how such groups are invented by later historiography (comparative historiography). Thus the biases and elisions of current analytical and descriptive frames have to be analysed, too (history of research). 

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Participants and Posters


For accepted participants and invited speakers only

All participants - including speakers, chairs & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in the provided registration form.

If you have applied and you have not yet received a notification, please contact the conference officer Maja De Noyette.

Closing date for Early Bird Registration & fee payment: 16 July 2012

FINAL closing date for ALL registration & fee payment: 13 August 2012 

How to Participate

Applications are now closed. For late application, please send an email to your Conference Officer.

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover a package which includes basic expenses that occur during the event but no accomodation.

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Practical Information

The conference will take place on the university campus of Norrköping.

Norrköping is situated in southern Sweden, 160km south of Stockholm. Norrköping boasts a geographical location for both people and companies accentuated by an efficient transport hub featuring the railway, a net of highways, the airport and the second largest port, measured by the value of the cargo handled. There are around 130 000 inhabitant.

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference are available from the Practical Information Page.

ESF Contact

If you have any questions please consult our FAQ page or contact:
Ms. Maja De Noyette Email
Conference Officer
Phone +32 (0)2 533 2025
Please quote 12-386 in any correspondence.