Research & publications

Approaching Religion Vol. 12/3: “Rituals and Ritualization”

The new issue of Approaching Religion is dedicated to Terhi Utriainen, Professor of the Study of Religions at the University...

The Donner Institute Research Prize to Maija Butters

The Donner Institute for Research in Religion and Culture in Turku has decided to award Dr.Phil. Maija Butters the institute’s...

Approaching Religion Vol. 12/2: “Nordic Fundamentalism”

The current issue of Approaching Religion (Vol. 12, Issue 2) approaches the complex and much-debated concept of ‘fundamentalism’ from a...

The Study of Religion and Open Access-books

Today, more and more research literature, in the form of monographs and edited volumes, is published open access. This article...

Religionsvetenskapliga skrifter goes open access!

The Donner Institute is on the way with publishing Religionsvetenskapliga skrifter open access online. The book series Religionsvetenskapliga skrifter was...

Approaching Religion on religion and cultural change

A new issue of Approaching Religion has just been published. The issue is based on a summer school and conference...

Funerals in the North of Europe – similarities and differences

The roundtable conference “‘Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes’? Funerals in the...

The Donner Institute Research Prize to Laura Hellsten

The Donner Institute for Research in Religion and Culture in Turku has awarded Dr. theol. Laura Hellsten the institute’s research...

Nina Kokkinen is the Donner Institute’s new research doctor

Nina Kokkinen has been appointed as the new research doctor at the Donner Institute for Research in Religion and Culture...

The study of religions and open access journals

Finding the right journal among all the available open access alternatives can be challenging. This article provides an overview of...

Approaching Religion on the encounter between art and esoterism

The big questions concerning life and death have always fascinated artists. Art and the creation of art have offered ways...

Approaching Religion on religion and hospitality

The latest issue of the Donner Institute e-journal Approaching Religion (Vol. 10/2) is based on an international symposium on hospitality...

Open access week 2020 in a nutshell

Monday International open access week was celebrated worldwide last week, October 19-25th. The themes of the OA week are diversity, equity...

OA-week at DI: Sunday’s article

The relationship between food and religion is a lived activity formed by the dynamics of both tradition and adaption. Religious...

OA-week at DI: Saturday’s article

Vol 2:1 of Approaching Religion consists of papers and reflections originating from a roundtable seminar held at the Donner Institute...

OA-week at DI: Friday’s article

Many people today, and perhaps especially women, pursue the goal of a thinner body with religious-like devotion. This paper examines...

OA-week at DI: Thursday’s article

During recent years, the body has become a central focus of religious studies. The understanding of religion as a solely...

OA-week at DI: Wednesday’s article

Vol. 14 of Scripta, "The Saami Shaman Drum", is based on articles presented at a symposium by the same name,...

OA-week at DI: Tuesday’s article

Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis, published since 1967, is a conference publication issued by the Donner Institute. In Scripta, a selection...

International Open Access Week 2018 at the Donner Institute

The theme for the International Open Access Week 2018, starting today on October 22, is “designing equitable foundations for open...

The new issue of Scripta examines religion and demographics

Europe is currently undergoing major demographic changes due to aging populations and increased immigration. The fear of this demographic change...

Aesthethics, religion and science in the new issue of Approaching Religion

Science and religion – opposites? In the contemporary world, science and religion are often regarded as each other's opposites. Not...

Scripta turns 50 years!

The first issue of the Donner Institute publication series “Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis” was published in 1967 – fifty years...