HIST 7301 Graduate Colloquium: Nation, Religion, and the Meaning of Modern (Fall: 3 )
Whereas it was once presumed that affiliation to the nation would replace religion as a universal experience of modernity, it is clear that religion has been both part and parcel of the rise of the nation-state and one of the greatest sources of tension within projects of state-sponsored modernization. Furthermore, the secularization thesis and the notion of "church" and "state" increasingly seem less like norms and more like anomalies. We will explore the state of the field on religion and nation, and use this topic as a means of introducing broad questions about modernization in Western and non-Western contexts.
Instructor(s): Rebecca Nedostup
Last Updated: 24-Jun-17