Mikael Aktor

Mikael Aktor

Mikael Aktor

Associate Professor, PhD

Campusvej 55

5230 Odense M

Denmark

Phone: 65503318Mobile: 28307394

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Hinduism
Objects of worship, iconography and ritual. Ancient and classical Hindu Law (dharmaśāstra). The early Upanishads.

In Generel
Material Religion (visual, sonic etc.).

Courses fall 2016
Introduction to comparative religion and pheonomenology of religion (MA)
Introduction to East Asian Religions (BA)

Courses spring 2016

Introduction to South Asian Religions (BA)
Introduction to East Asian Religions (BA)

Courses fall 2015
Introduction to comparative religion and pheonomenology of religion: Religion in late antiquity (BA)
Advanced Study of Selected Themes in the Study of Religions: Religion and Body - Asceticism and Discipline (MA)
Theories and Methods Related to the Study of Religions: Material Religion (MA)

Courses spring 2015
Introduction to South Asian Religions (BA)
Introduction to East Asian Religions (BA)

Activities fall 2014
Research semester. Field work in Kathmandu and Muktinath, Nepal, and in Patna, Srikalahasti, Chennai and Thanjavur, India, for the ressearch projects "The Revival of the Pañcāyatanapūjā" and "Exploring Aniconism: Terminology, Historiography, Mediality".

Courses spring 2014
History of Research in Religious Studies (BA)
Themes in Phenomenology of Religion (ritual and material religion) (BA)

Courses fall 2013
Introduction to Phenomenology of Religion (BA and Suppl)
Themes in Phenomenology of Reigion: Theories of ritual and Material Religion (BA, Suppl and MA-suppl)

Courses spring 2013
Introduction to Indian Religions (BA and Suppl).
History of Research in Religious Studies (BA).
Religious Innovation and Contemporary Religion (together with Annika Hvithamar - BA and Suppl).
Religion in Israel: Religious Demarcations (together with Annika Hvithamar - BA, Suppl. and MA).

Courses fall 2012 
Introduction to Phenomenology of Religion (BA and Suppl).
Themes in Phenomenology of Religion (BA and Suppl): Theories of Ritual
Approaches to the Study of Religion (MA): Material Religion - Image and Sound

Courses spring 2012
Comparative Religion 2b: theories and methods (BA).
Introduction to South Asian Religions (BA).
Introdoctory Sanskrit 2 (BA).

Courses fall 2011 
Phenomenology and Anthropology of Religion 2: Ritual (BA).
Religions of India - Dynamic Relations (BA and MA).
Introdoctory Sanskrit 1 (BA).

Activities spring 2011
Research semester. Field work in Varanasi, India. Research Project: The Śiva Liṅga: Forms, Practices and Meanings

Courses fall 2010
Phenomenology and Anthropology of Religion 1 (BA) 
Comparative Religion 2a: History of the Study of Religion (BA) 
Phenomenology and Anthropology of religion 2 (BA)

Courses spring 2010
Comparative Religion 1b (BA): Islam 1 and 2; Hinduism.
Introductory Sanskrit 2.

Courses fall 2009
Comparative Religion 1a (BA): Indigenous religions; East Asian religions.
Phenomenology and Anthropology of Religion 1 (BA).
Introductory Sanskrit 1.