Jan 15: Open lecture “Signs of the times: In search for the soul in a post-secular era” with Mikael Kurkiala

Warmly welcome to CEMUS spring semester start-up open lecture with Mikael Kurkiala, Author and Researcher, the Swedish Church, and Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University!

When: January 15 kl. 15.15-17.00

Where: Hamberg Lecture Hall, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, see map here: https://link.mazemap.com/vyZ4YHy1

How: For all CEMUS autumn semester students and open to the public, no registration needed

Mikael Kurkiala is associate professor of Cultural anthropology at Uppsala University and researcher at the Church Office. He is the author of, among other titles, In every drum beat the earth’s pulse: about the fear of differences of our time (Ordfront 2005) and When the Soul Goes into Exile: Modernity, Technology & the Sacred (Verbum 2019). He has also participated in several anthologies about the place of existential issues in contemporary society and is the editor of an annual anthology – Tidens tecken – (“Signs of the times”) published by Artos, www.svenskakyrkan.se/forskning/publikationer/tidens-tecken.

His most recent book Där pendeln har sitt fäste: Om det eviga i människan (“Where the pendulum has its base: On the eternal in man”) was published in 2023, https://www.verbum.se/livsfragor/dar-pendeln-har-sitt-faste-p52639610.