NEW HOMING SEMINAR (MAY 18, 10 CEST): “‘Moved by the hand of God’: Exploring the role of communities of faith in the home-migration nexus”

Next HOMInG Seminar [55_21] will be held on May 18th, at 10am CEST, by Luis Eduardo Perez-Murcia (University of Trento, ERC HOMInG). Abstract What and where is home for those who are moved by the hand of God? How does mobility driven by people’s faith complicate the home-mobility nexus? Based on the life story of … Leggi tutto NEW HOMING SEMINAR (MAY 18, 10 CEST): “‘Moved by the hand of God’: Exploring the role of communities of faith in the home-migration nexus”

AT HOME IN THE GURDWARA? RELIGIOUS SPACE AND THE RESONANCE WITH DOMESTICITY IN A LONDON SUBURB (BERTOLANI | BONFANTI | BOCCAGNI, ‘RELIGION’, 2021)

HOMInG's Barbara Bertolani, Sara Bonfanti and Paolo Boccagni have just published an article in Religion, namely  At home in the gurdwara? Religious space and the resonance with domesticity in a London suburb. The authors advance an ethnographically informed understanding of home, as both a metaphor and a lived experience, which illuminates day-to-day religious and convivial practices of worship houses … Leggi tutto AT HOME IN THE GURDWARA? RELIGIOUS SPACE AND THE RESONANCE WITH DOMESTICITY IN A LONDON SUBURB (BERTOLANI | BONFANTI | BOCCAGNI, ‘RELIGION’, 2021)

HOMING SEMINAR (MAY 6, 10 CET): Exploring the sacralization of migrant homes: religious rituals, objects and spaces as ways of home-making (BY BARBARA BERTOLANI)

HOMInG's seminar 53_21 will be held on May 6th, at 10am CET, by Barbara Bertolani. Can the everyday lived religious experience in migrants’ homes be considered as something that allows for a social appropriation and construction of domestic space by its inhabitants? In this HOMInG seminar Barbara Bertolani will explore the ritualization of migrants’ dwellings … Leggi tutto HOMING SEMINAR (MAY 6, 10 CET): Exploring the sacralization of migrant homes: religious rituals, objects and spaces as ways of home-making (BY BARBARA BERTOLANI)

Sara Bonfanti: Tying the Turban: Gendered Religious Fashion among Sikh Diasporas (in “Embodying religion, gender and sexuality”, 2020)

NEW PUBLICATION OUT by HOMINGER Sara Bonfanti: Tying the Turban: Gendered Religious Fashion among Sikh Diasporas This contribution undertakes an ethnographic analysis of the shifting meaning that the dastar (turban), as a gendered body marker, may represent for the Sikh diaspora in countries of resettlement. Drawing from extensive fieldwork in Italy and Britain, this chapter … Leggi tutto Sara Bonfanti: Tying the Turban: Gendered Religious Fashion among Sikh Diasporas (in “Embodying religion, gender and sexuality”, 2020)

BARBARA BERTOLANI: GURDWARAS AND THE DOMESTICATION OF URBAN SPACE (HOMING WP 8_2020)

Peoples’ views, emotions and practices of home may concern not only the domestic space but also neighborhoods or some specific places inside them. Gurdwaras can be interpreted as semi-public spaces whereby an ethnic-religious minority – the Sikhs – try to enact a spatial, social and political appropriation over the local urban environment, hence to recreate … Leggi tutto BARBARA BERTOLANI: GURDWARAS AND THE DOMESTICATION OF URBAN SPACE (HOMING WP 8_2020)

Aurora Massa: Material culture, lived religion and homemaking among Eritrean refugees in Europe (Video)

On HOMInG seminar 30_2019, last March, Aurora Massa  discusses the significance of the religious domain in her ethnography among refugees from the Horn of Africa in Italy, Sweden and the UK. Her presentation focuses on icons, devotional gatherings and worship places related to the Orthodox Christianity, a field that is still understudied in relation to Eritrean mobility and homemaking. … Leggi tutto Aurora Massa: Material culture, lived religion and homemaking among Eritrean refugees in Europe (Video)

HOMING & RELIGION: SARA BONFANTI @ SIEF 2019 (“ORDINARY RITUALS”) and @ LUCIS (“ISLAM AND SOCIETY”)

“I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.” Khalil Gibran (1923) Over the past two years, HOMInG has come to recognize that migration and homemaking are deeply entwined with religion. As much … Leggi tutto HOMING & RELIGION: SARA BONFANTI @ SIEF 2019 (“ORDINARY RITUALS”) and @ LUCIS (“ISLAM AND SOCIETY”)

New seminar – Aurora Massa: Material culture, lived religion and homemaking practices among Eritrean refugees across Europe

HOMInG seminar 30_2019 will take place next March 14, Thursday, at 4pm - Dpt. of Sociology. The speaker will be HOMInG's Aurora Massa - title and abstract below. As usual, All welcome! Material culture, lived religion and homemaking practices among Eritrean refugees across Europe by Aurora Massa (University of Trento) This presentation discusses the importance of the religious domain in the … Leggi tutto New seminar – Aurora Massa: Material culture, lived religion and homemaking practices among Eritrean refugees across Europe

AURORA MASSA: “ARCHANGELS, HOLY PICTURES, DEVOTIONAL GATHERINGS – RELIGION AND HOMEMAKING IN THE DWELLINGS OF ERITREAN MIGRANTS”

ARCHANGELS, HOLY PICTURES, DEVOTIONAL GATHERINGS - RELIGION AND HOMEMAKING IN THE DWELLINGS OF ERITREAN MIGRANTS by Aurora Massa Based on my fieldwork in London, this post focuses on some religious practices which take place in the domestic spaces of Eritrean migrants. By analysing icons and devotional gatherings for celebrating holy figures I reflect on the … Leggi tutto AURORA MASSA: “ARCHANGELS, HOLY PICTURES, DEVOTIONAL GATHERINGS – RELIGION AND HOMEMAKING IN THE DWELLINGS OF ERITREAN MIGRANTS”