Dionigi Albera | St Anthony of Padua (Istanbul)
Maria Angel | La verdad os hará libres
Philippe Antoine Martinez | Chhitkul Village
Glenn Bowman | Al-Khadr and Sveti Nikola
Helen Cornish | Encountering Otherworlds
Susannah Crockford | Spirituality in Sedona
Lene Faust | Devotion in Times of Pandemic Crisis
Jackie Feldman | Western Wall in Jerusalem
Maria Chiara Giorda, Luca Bossi, Daniele Campobenedetto & Equoatelier | Casa delle religioni
Emrah Gökdemir | Khidr Under Re/Construction
Safet HadžiMuhamedović | Romano Dive, Amaro Dive, Ederlezi
Vanja Hamzić | Stone-bound: Knowing from Away
Guy Hayward | British Sacred Landscapes: A Guide
Jens Kreinath | Shared Sites in Hatay
Federica Manfredi | Walking on the Mediterranean Sea
Ashim Kumar Manna | The Rhetoric of Lime, Landscape and Cultural Identities
Reza Masoudi | Waiting for a Glance at the Spiritual Leader
Jason M. Brown | Some Holyscapes
Manoël Pénicaud | Turbalı Sultan Baba in Thessaly (Greece)
Marlene Schäfers | Tracing Kurdish-Armenian Shared Pasts
Jesko Schmoller | Rediscovering Muslim Origins at the Crossroads of Europe and Asia
Tom Selwyn | The Separation Series: The Walls and Tunnels around ‘Rachel’s Tomb’, Bethlehem, Palestine
Olga Sicilia | Shared Spatialities and Temporalities: Ritual, Faith, and Sacred Landscapes in Northern Zimbabwe (Mid-Zambezi Valley)
Konrad Siekierski | The Armenian Monastery of Hagigadar near Suceava, Romania
Yogesh Snehi | Sharing Sacred Punjab
Yuri Stoyanov | Bektāshī Tekke of Ak Yazılı Baba
Jill J. Tan | Maintenance of Memorialisation
Samuel Tettner | Doing Salat/Sacralizing Space
Visit the exhibition by clicking on contributors' names
Ethnographies allow for the crafting of detailed inquiries, explanations, caveats and links between different social phenomena. But, how do visual anthropologists depict religiously plural, syncretic, mixed and shared environments? Do they have to negotiate between the material and the intangible in their work? Are the ambiguous boundaries, blending and fragmentation of religion an obstacle for the visual media? Do researchers have to turn to wholly different methods and techniques?
The Shared Sacred Landscapes exhibition features diverse examples of co-orchestrated rituals, feasts and sacred spaces that speak of rich historical and present-day encounters in the polities increasingly partitioned along the lines of religious identity.
The exhibition features 128 images by 31 contributors, introducing 35 shared sacred landscapes across five continents and one sea
The notion of religiously shared landscape is not qualified by way of either harmonious relationships or enmities, but rather as the spatio-temporal aperture for the understanding of relation - co-operation, friction, entanglement and exchange - in the dynamic lifeworlds of religion.
The exhibition primarily showcases anthropological photography, designed to be accessible to academic and non-academic audiences. Focusing on the visual aspects of shared spaces, it includes only brief descriptions of the illustrated situations.
The exhibition will be inaugurated on the sharedsacred.com website during the Khidr Dialogues Symposium in May 2021. Circumstances permitting, the exhibition will also be displayed 'on site', in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, in the autumn of 2021.
For further information, or to inquire about participating in the exhibition, please go to the Contact page.
The Shared Sacred Landscapes exhibition is organised by Dr Safet HadžiMuhamedović, Research Associate in Inter-Faith Relations at the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. It is a core element of the Shared Sacred Landscapes: Interfaith Dialogues in Cambridge project, supported by the Public Engagement Starter Fund, University of Cambridge.
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