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Congress Committees

Congress Presidents

  • Tim Jensen, University of Southern Denmark
  • Jerzy Kojkoł, Polish Naval Academy

Congress Directorate

  • Elżbieta Przybył-Sadowska, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Agata Świerzowska, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Lech Trzcionkowski, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Michał Wierzchoń, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Congress Organising Committee

Co-chairs:

  • Satoko Fujiwara, University of Tokyo
  • Elżbieta Przybył-Sadowska, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Agata Świerzowska, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Members:

  • Milda Ališauskienė, Vytautas Magnus University
  • Elisabeth Begemann, Erfurt Univeristy
  • Christoph Bochinger, University of Bayreuth
  • Matylda Ciołkosz, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Aneta Czernatowicz-Kukuczka, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Joanna Grela, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Renata Iwicka, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • James Kapalo, University College Cork
  • Anna Kuchta, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Paweł Kusiak, Polish Naval Academy
  • Karolina Kotkowska, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Joanna Krotofil, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Barbara Krawcowicz, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Anna Maćkowiak, Mahidol University in Thailand
  • Joanna Malita-Król, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Przemysław Skrzyński, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Will Sweetman, University of Otago
  • Maksymilian Woch, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Natalia Zawiejska, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Congress Advisory Committee

Co-chairs:

  • Irena Borowik, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Halina Grzymała-Moszczyńska, Jesuit University Ignatianum in Kraków
  • Tim Jensen, University of Southern Denmark

Members:

  • Peter Antes, Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • Brian Bocking, University College Cork
  • Giovanni Casadio, Università degli Studi di Salerno
  • Giulia Sfameni Gasparro, Università di Massina
  • Armin Geertz, Aarhus University
  • Ingvild Sælid Gilhus, University of Bergen
  • Rosalind I. J. Hackett, University of Tennessee
  • Luther Martin, University of Vermont
  • Michael Pye, Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • Hubert Seiwert, Universität Leipzig
  • Susumu Shimazono, Sophia University
  • Yolotl González Torres, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia
  • Akio Tsukimoto, Sophia University

Congress Academic Program Committee

Co-chairs

  • Andrea Rota, University of Oslo
  • Ann Taves, University of California
  • Lech Trzcionkowski, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

1. MAPPING the unity and diversity of the discipline: past, present, and future

  • Leonardo Ambasciano, independent scholar
  • Steven Engler, Mount Royal University
  • Ioanna Patera, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Jörg Rüpke, Universität Erfurt

2. UNDERSTANDING the concept of “religion”: uses and contexts

  • Daniel Barbu, CNRS | Paris-Sciences-et-Lettres Research University
  • Carole Cusack, The University of Sydney
  • Aaron Hughes, University of Rochester
  • Rasa Pranskevičiūtė-Amoson, Vilnius University

3. CONNECTING particular and universal

  • Denzil Chetty, University of South Africa
  • Cezary Galewicz, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Nickolas Roubekas, University of Vienna
  • Jesper Sørensen, Aarhus University

4. CROSSING the boundaries: approaches and methodologies

  • James Cox, University of Edinburgh
  • Maria Chiara Giorda, Roma Tre University
  • Shahnaj Husne Jahan, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh 
  • Konrad Talmont-Kamiński, University of Bialystok

5. ENGAGING scholarship and knowledge exchange

  • Wanda Alberts, Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • Dorota Hall, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Samsul Maarif, Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • Adriaan van Klinken, University of Leeds

6. RELATING religion with culture and society

  • Yuri Inose, Ryukoku University
  • Jenny Berglund, Stockholm University
  • Kevin Schilbrack, Appalachian State University 
  • Katarzyna Zielińska, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Congress Secretaries

  • Matylda Ciołkosz, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • Joanna Malita-Król, Jagiellonian University in Kraków