Studying religion in different times and cultures, across academic disciplines
How were religions traditions transformed in the past? Why, at the start of the 21st century, does religion continue to be so important to so many people as a source of sensemaking and personal identity? How does the importance they attach to their religion and spirituality relate to the wider cultural dynamics in our ever-more diverse and pluralist world? How can we better understand the often serious conflicts about the representation of religion? How does religion play a role, sometimes in a way that is not immediately visible, in today’s popular culture, modern media, and visual culture?