Institute for the Study of Religions in Krakow

Established in 1974, the Institute for the Study of Religions Studies is the oldest academic institution in Poland offering complete degree programmes in religious studies, and the country's leading research unit on the religions of the world.
Spread across seven departments and one laboratory, the academic staff of the Institute conduct research in all sub-disciplines of religious studies (history, anthropology, phenomenology, psychology and sociology of religion).

The Institute works together with many universities and research facilities from EU countries, the USA and Eastern Europe. We organise international conferences, symposiums, plenary lectures and workshops for academics, students and people interested in the world's religions.
At present the Institute is located in the Collegium Broscianum building at 52 Grodzka Str. in Krakow's Old Town.

See our degree programmes and courses in English:

 

NEW COURSE: INTRODUCING EAST ASIAN NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS, II-III 2019

 

We cordially invite students to the course of professor Lukas Pokorny (University of Vienna - Department of Religious Studies) entitled: Introducing East Asian New Religious Movements. 

The course will take place in the Institute for the Study of Religions (52, Grodzka Str. Kraków), room 9, between February 25th and March 8th 2019.

Details:

East Asia (China/Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam) is a vibrant cauldron of new religious developments. This course employs a Religious Studies perspective, introducing key actors of the East Asian new religious panorama. The selected new religious movements (NRMs) will be explored in their historical, doctrinal, and ritual dimension with a particular focus on the millenarian underpinnings, drawing richly on textual and video sources. Theoretical aspects as well as periodisation and classification schemes of East Asian NRMs will be discussed. Students will be familiarised with crucial issues in the study of East Asian NRMs, which lies at the intersection of NRM Studies, East Asian Studies, and Millenarian Studies.

 

Plan:

Mo. (25th February) 15:00-19:00

Tu. (26th February) 8:30-13:30

We. (27th February) 8:30-13:30

Th. (28th February) 8:30-13:30

Fr. (1st March) 8:30-12:00

Mo. (4th March) 15:00-19:00

Tu. (5th March) 8:30-13:30

We. (6th March) 8:30-13:30

Th. (7th March) 8:30-13:30
Fr.  (8th March) 8:30-12:00

Room  9.

 

OUR COURSES IN ENGLISH 2018/2019

 

WINTER SEMESTER

Ancient Mediterranean religions (A/100)


Lecturer: dr hab. Ioanna Patera

Term: winter

8 ECTS 60 hours lectures + classes

Form of credit: exam
Level: MA

 

Material culture, religion and ritual in Ancient Greece (A/99)

Lecturer: dr hab. Ioanna Patera

Term: winter

8 ECTS 60 hours seminar

Form of credit: exam

Level: MA

 

Tantra – religious phenomenon in the past and in the contemporary India (A/102)

Lecturer: dr Robert Czyżykowski

Term: winter

5 ECTS 30 hours seminar

Form of credit: exam

Level: MA

 

 

Migration and Religion: Past and Present in V4 Countries – continuation (D/32a)

Lecturer: prof. dr hab. Halina Grzymała-Moszczyńska

Term: winter

4 ECTS 15 hours seminar

Form of credit: exam

Level: MA

 

Homo Spectator – religion and the visual (E/32)

Lecturer: dr Urszula Idziak-Smoczyńska

Term: winter

4 ECTS 30 hours seminar

forms of credit: credit on the assessment

level: MA

 

SUMMER SEMESTER

 

Introduction to Medieval Jewish thought (A/101)

Lecturer: mgr Stypuła

Term: summer

4 ECTS 30 hours seminar

Form of credit: credit on assessment

Level: MA

 

New religious phenomena in the contemporary world – Satanism (A/98)

Lecturer: dr hab. Piotr Czarnecki

semestr: summer

4 ECTS

30 hours seminar

forms of credit: essay

level: MA

 

Current religious problems in Southeast Asian Muslim majority countries (B/71 )

Lecturer: mgr Anna Maćkowiak

Term: summer

4 ECTS 30 hours seminar

Form of credit: exam

Level: MA

 

Islam and the West – between islamophobia and Western conversions to Islam (C/29)

Lecturer: dr Joanna Krotofil

term: summer

3 ECTS, 30 hrs

seminar

Form of credit: credit on assessment

level: MA

 

Encounter of Cultures and Religions: Facts and Arts (D/35)

Lecturer: prof. dr hab. Halina Grzymała-Moszczyńska

Term: summer

4 ECTS 15 hours seminar

Form of credit: exam

Level: MA

 

„Root of all evil?” – social consequences of religiosity (D/33)

Lecturer: dr Aneta Czernatowicz-Kukuczka

Term: summer

4 ECTS 30 hours seminar

Form of credit: exam

Level: MA

 

Acts of Religion: Oath, Prayer, Parable in Contemporary Philosophy (E/27)

Lecturer: dr Urszula Idziak-Smoczyńska

Term: summer

4 ECTS 30 hours Monographic lecture

Form of credit: exam

Level: MA

 

 

 

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