From 19 to 21 March Utrecht University hosts the international conference 'The Aesthetics of Crossing: Experiencing the Beyond in Abrahamic Traditions'.
It marks the conclusion of the 4-year research project 'The Here and the Hereafter in Islamic Traditions' (HHIT), funded by a Starting Grant from the European Research Council for project leader Prof. Christian Lange (Arabic and Islamic Studies). This project investigated the extent to which Islamic traditions favour a view of human existence as directed toward the otherworld.
Keynote speakers at the conference will be:
- Hans Belting (Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design)
- Christian Lange (Utrecht University)
- Lindsay Jones (The Ohio State University)