András Máté-Tóth will be Visiting Professor at CRS in January-March 2018
András Máté-Tóth (https://history.ceu.edu/people/andras-mate-toth), Professor at the University of Szeged and Director of its Department of the Study of Religions, will teach during this winter term the CEU course "Foundations II: The Historical Anthropology of Religion" (HIST/RELI 5251, 2 credits).
This course will outline how the historical anthropology of religion offers a theoretical foundation for ReligiousStudies in the Humanities. While anthropology is an autonomous theoretical approach, it incorporates conceptual tools from history, sociology, psychology and theology. This course will look back at the beginnings of the anthropological study of religion in the nineteenth century, and it will present the theoretical frameworks and research strategies that have since then been put to use.
The course is mandatory for MA students participating in the CEU Advanced Certificate in Religious Studies program, and it is open to all CEU students as an elective course.