Opening event: "Mit der Zeit gehen" [Moving with the Ages]


The Chair of Alevi Theological Studies at the Department of Islamic Theological Studies at the University of Vienna cordially invites you to the opening event of the conference "Moving with the Times. Chances and Challenges of an Alevi Theology in Europe".

The keynote will be given by the Director of the Orient Institute Istanbul, Prof. Dr. Raoul Motika. The subject Alevi Theological Studies was introduced at the University of Vienna in the autumn of 2018. It is one of the first internationally university-affiliated theological subjects that has Alevism as its research and teaching subject from its religious self-conceptions. With a number of about 1.5-2 million Alevis and their migration history of about 60 years in the European context, a new academic subject is being created at the University of Vienna. For more information please see the attached program.

We kindly ask you to notify by February 4th at the latest if you would like to attend our event, as we are planning a small reception.