The Department of Study of Religions at UCC produces publicly salient research on religions across cultures and societies, that promotes understanding of diverse religious traditions, ritual practices, and belief-systems, and their impact on the contemporary world (19th-21st century). Staff in the Department pursue a broad range of research interests in the study of religions, including in the anthropology, history, folklore and ethnology, and sociology of religions, and across a range of geographical areas including but not limited to South Asia, Ireland and the Celtic world, East Asia and Eastern Europe.
The Department has hosted major national and international research projects as well as providing PhD training across a diverse range of research areas. For more details about our research see our staff profiles.
Below you can find information about upcoming research events and current research projects.
- 'Religion/Water/Climate: Changing Culture and Landscapes Conference' 13th-16th June 2019
- Eco-cosmology, Sustainability and a Spirit of Resistance
- International Workshop organised by Dr. Tatsuma Padoan: Dynamics of Place May 27th 2019
- Study of Religions Research Seminar: The Power of Chant Nov 2019 November 19th 2019