The study of shamanism has always occupied a central position within the anthropology of religion; yet, despite its crucial practice and scholarly contributions, the study of so-called “neo-shamanism” has only gained traction in more recent years. Bringing together three promising scholars who are experts in the anthropological study of so-called “neo-shamanic” practices, this roundtable will reconsider and deconstruct the “neo” in the term “neo-shamanism”, addressing questions that are critical, not only for the social scientific study of shamanism and contemporary spirituality but, moreover, of the anthropology of religion in general, such as:
- What is new about contemporary forms of shamanic practices?
- Are boundaries between new and indigenous forms of shamanisms becoming more elastic?
- What types of spiritual and therapeutic creativity characterise neoshamanisms?
- Silvia Rovadossi | Ca’Foscari (University of Venice)
- Denise Lombardi | researcher (Università degli Studi di Torino)
- Evgenia Fotiou | independent researcher
- Chair: Eugenia Roussou | researcher (CRIA-ISCTE)
- Discussant: Anastasios Panagiotopoulos | researcher (CRIA-ISCTE)
Zoom meeting | ID 811 8548 8544 | Key 322581