Charisma - After Weber International Conference

Social Sciences
Friday 3rd June 2011 (00:00)
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Time: 09:00 to 18:30
Venue: European Research Institute Building (G51) University of Birmingham

The Department of Political Science and International Studies at Birmingham hosts the 'Charisma – After Weber' International Conference, an excellent opportunity to evaluate and critique Max Weber’s contribution to Charisma Studies.

Charisma Studies is a growing area of research attracting the attention of scholars from various academic disciplines both in Social Sciences and Humanities, such as Sociology, Politics, Theology, English, Film, Television, History, Psychology, and Business and Management. The organisers of the event wish to capitalise on this growth area at Birmingham University, other UK universities and overseas by bringing together Charisma scholars to evaluate Max Weber’s contribution to Charisma Studies and contest some of his conclusions. The Conference will serve as a launching pad for high-profile Charisma experts and early career researchers to showcase their latest publications and work in progress. All the speakers will present by invitation.

Presenters will address, among other things, the importance of the individual in history, personality cult in totalitarian societies and religious orders, charismatic leaders / heroes in Western democracies and beyond, and the relationship between Charisma, consumerism and mass culture in post / modernity.

Programme details

The event is hosted by the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) and the organising committee includes colleagues from two departments in the College of Arts and Law: English, and American and Canadian Studies.

For further information contact: Dr Gëzim Alpion - Lecturer in Sociology, Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3241; Email: