IAHR 2025


Welcome to the XXIII International Association for the History of Religions World Congress

August 24–30, 2025
Jagiellonian University
Kraków, Poland

The IAHR seeks to promote the activities of all scholars and affiliates that contribute to the historical, social, and comparative study of religion.


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The theme of the Congress:

Studying Religion(s) in Interconnected Worlds

The concept of “religion” and the discipline of its study were both conceived in Europe and exported out of Europe. The process of exploring “otherness” contributed to the formation of European identities. How did this complex process influence the way scholars understood the concept of “religion” and how they thought religions should be studied in Europe and around the world?

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