current projects2

Shared Sacred Sites Exhibit in Thessaloniki, Greece and New York, NY

Rebeccas-tomb-300x200This Exhibition explores the phenomenon of followers from different communities of faith attending the same sanctuaries. The original design of the exhibition was the fruit of several years of scientific research conducted by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) and Aix-Marseille University, the exhibition takes a fresh look at the religious behavior of Mediterranean populations and highlights some of the most interesting (and most overlooked) phenomena in the region, namely the sharing and exchange between religious communities. The exhibition focuses its attention on contact situations where sites and figures of sanctity place distinct traditions in communication. By introducing the places, figures and practices, the exhibition is designed as an invitation to explore this little known feature of the Mediterranean world.

Thessaloniki, Greece: September 23-24, 2017.

  • See official invitation here.
  • Pictures from the exhibition coming soon.

New York, NY: March 27-28, 2018.

See for details.


Haas Institute at UC Berkeley

haas berkeleyProfessor Barkey is continuing her scholarship in a new position at UC Berkeley as the endowed chair of the Haas Institute’s Religious Diversity research cluster, as well as a faculty member in the Department of Sociology. See Haas interview for more info.


Shared Sacred Sites Project Choreographies of Sacred sites banner

Shared Sacred Sites is a collaborative project that seeks to develop a rubric for the description, classification, analysis, and publication of work relating to spaces and locations used by multiple, disparate communities for religious purposes. The project is composed of several sub-projects that individually address different and particular difficulties in the study of shared sacred sites and that combine to form an important, updated, and modern survey of the unique features, mechanisms, and adaptations of coexistence found in the communities involved with shared sacred sites.

See for details.


Arabic Translation Project Arabic Translation Project bannerThe project, with All Prints Publishers in Beirut, seeks to publish a dozen important English language books on democracy and case studies on democratic transitions into Arabic for distribution throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

See the project page for details.


The Toleration Project The Toleration Project bannerThe working group aims to produce works to answer questions on what toleration is and how it has developed and is practiced in various societies, as well as what contributes to its creation and its breakdown.

See the project page for details.