The University of Western Sydney’s Religion and Society Research Centre invites you to attend the:

Religion, Nation(alism) and Transnationalism Symposium


Saïd Arjomand, State University of New York

Julia Day Howell, University of Western Sydney

Mark Hutchinson, University of Western Sydney

Patrick Michel, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Enzo Pace, University of Padua

Bryan Turner, Australian Catholic University and City University of New York

Firdaus Wajdi, State University of Jakarta and University of Western Sydney

Date: Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Time: 09:00 AM – 16:30 PM

Venue: UWS Bankstown Campus, Building 5, Lecture Theatre 15

RSVP: by Wednesday, 2 July 2014 – for catering purposes (please advise of any special dietary requirements)

Symposium Introduction

With the permeability of borders and the greatly increased speed and volume of international communication and transportation, we have entered a new era of transnationalism. In this post-Westphalian world, religions are taking part in a network society that cuts across borders. If world religions have dominated the global sphere for centuries, today we are faced with a plethora of new religious recompositions. This symposium will explore the impact of globalisation on the relationship between religion and nation, religion and nationalism, and the changes that transnationalism has brought on religious groups (and vice versa).