IAHR congress ||| Panel

Iconic Religion in Public Space (2)

Panel Chair: Kim Knott

Panel of the CERES research project Iconic Religion: How Imagineries of Religious Encounter Structure Urban Space

In the second of two sessions we will continue to consider to what extent such icons, in the form of sacred buildings and sites, clothing, public events etc, generate social imaginaries about different religions and their co-existence. The semiotic contribution of Peirce will be examined in relation to the attribution and generation of the ‘iconicity’ of religious objects. This will be followed by papers which investigate the geography, visibility and contestation of religious icons in diverse urban public spaces, and the discourses, representations and encounters they generate.


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Affiliated Persons


Prof. Dr. Kim Knott

Photograph of Prof. Dr. Volkhard Krech

Prof. Dr. Volkhard Krech


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