For us working at the Donner Institute, the new year 2019 will bring along a new exciting opportunity: we will join the proficient and inspiring team upholding the web portal Katsomukset.fi, which offers current, [...]
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The relationship between food and religion is a lived activity formed by the dynamics of both tradition and adaption. Religious commitments to food are influenced by several different factors, ranging from personal spirituality and [...]
Vol 2:1 of Approaching Religion consists of papers and reflections originating from a roundtable seminar held at the Donner Institute in January 2012. Under the topic ‘The New Visibility of Atheism in Europe’, scholars [...]
Many people today, and perhaps especially women, pursue the goal of a thinner body with religious-like devotion. This paper examines this devotion and some of the questions it raises about ‘religion’, ‘the body’, and [...]
During recent years, the body has become a central focus of religious studies. The understanding of religion as a solely intellectual practice of beliefs, norms and convictions is giving way to a broader understanding [...]
Vol. 14 of Scripta, "The Saami Shaman Drum", is based on articles presented at a symposium by the same name, arranged by the Donner Institute in 1984. The aim of the symposium was to [...]
Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis, published since 1967, is a conference publication issued by the Donner Institute. In Scripta, a selection of conference papers presented at symposia and conferences organised by the institute, often in [...]
The theme for the International Open Access Week 2018, starting today on October 22, is “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.” Open Science is one of the core values of the research and publication activities of [...]
The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History in Turku has awarded Dr Henni Alava the 2018 prize for outstanding research into religion. Dr Alava is awarded for her book ’There is Confusion.’ The [...]
The register description of the borrower register of Åbo Akademi University Library and the library of the Donner Institute is at the moment only available in Swedish here.