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Research groups

Front of a book. The Elements with letters. Illustration.

This project studies the historical impact of this internationally important work.

This is a project for establishing an etymologico-conceptual dictionary of the Arabic language, covering roots and terms of particular significance for the mental and cultural history of the Arabs.

"Cultures of Medicine. Encounters, contentions and the shaping of new medical knowledge" (CultMed) addresses issues pertaining to varieties of medical knowledge and practices in cultural contact zones, how they are shaped, articulated and transmitted.

The network works to develop new methods and theories in the field of exhibition studies by arranging workshops and seminars and developing joint projects.

The term “exhibition studies” is not well established, and one of our aims is to delineate this as a field of study through our joint projects

The project contributes to the history of knowledge. It will explore what kind of stories and histories that were told, to whom, with what aims.

The aim of this project is to reinsert folklore in an interdisciplinary history of the comparative study of culture.

Big portrait of a man and many things around like light, pictures, Dalai Lama. Photo.

A multi-disciplinary research initiative with participants from across the department, including Religious Studies, Culture Studies and Middle East and Asia Area Studies.

The group analyses how states handle religious diversity in military organizations.

A man with a hat and a munk with a hat in a conversation.

Based on a combination of ethnographic and textual studies, this research group will investigate how different forms of religious authority manifest in Tibetan and Himalayan societies.

About 20 colourfully dressed women are seated in a circle in a temple room. Photo.

How can we understand the social dynamics of past and present Asian religious festivals?

Three people. Two gives something to each other. Foto.

The presearch group studies the revitalization of Buddhism in Mongolia after the introduction of democratic rule in 1990.

We investigate South Asian political culture by investigating values, concepts, meanings and symbols of power, authority and status.