Mikael Aktor

PhD

  • Campusvej 55

    5230 Odense M

    Denmark

1990 …2018
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Research areas

Hinduism
Objects of worship, iconography and ritual. Ancient and classical Hindu Law (dharmaśāstra). The early Upanishads.

In Generel
Material Religion (visual, sonic etc.).

Courses fall 2016
Introduction to comparative religion and pheonomenology of religion (MA)
Introduction to East Asian Religions (BA)

Courses spring 2016

Introduction to South Asian Religions (BA)
Introduction to East Asian Religions (BA)

Courses fall 2015
Introduction to comparative religion and pheonomenology of religion: Religion in late antiquity (BA)
Advanced Study of Selected Themes in the Study of Religions: Religion and Body - Asceticism and Discipline (MA)
Theories and Methods Related to the Study of Religions: Material Religion (MA)

Courses spring 2015
Introduction to South Asian Religions (BA)
Introduction to East Asian Religions (BA)

Activities fall 2014
Research semester. Field work in Kathmandu and Muktinath, Nepal, and in Patna, Srikalahasti, Chennai and Thanjavur, India, for the ressearch projects "The Revival of the Pañcāyatanapūjā" and "Exploring Aniconism: Terminology, Historiography, Mediality".

Courses spring 2014
History of Research in Religious Studies (BA)
Themes in Phenomenology of Religion (ritual and material religion) (BA)

Courses fall 2013
Introduction to Phenomenology of Religion (BA and Suppl)
Themes in Phenomenology of Reigion: Theories of ritual and Material Religion (BA, Suppl and MA-suppl)

Courses spring 2013
Introduction to Indian Religions (BA and Suppl).
History of Research in Religious Studies (BA).
Religious Innovation and Contemporary Religion (together with Annika Hvithamar - BA and Suppl).
Religion in Israel: Religious Demarcations (together with Annika Hvithamar - BA, Suppl. and MA).

Courses fall 2012 
Introduction to Phenomenology of Religion (BA and Suppl).
Themes in Phenomenology of Religion (BA and Suppl): Theories of Ritual
Approaches to the Study of Religion (MA): Material Religion - Image and Sound

Courses spring 2012
Comparative Religion 2b: theories and methods (BA).
Introduction to South Asian Religions (BA).
Introdoctory Sanskrit 2 (BA).

Courses fall 2011 
Phenomenology and Anthropology of Religion 2: Ritual (BA).
Religions of India - Dynamic Relations (BA and MA).
Introdoctory Sanskrit 1 (BA).

Activities spring 2011
Research semester. Field work in Varanasi, India. Research Project: The Śiva Liṅga: Forms, Practices and Meanings

Courses fall 2010
Phenomenology and Anthropology of Religion 1 (BA) 
Comparative Religion 2a: History of the Study of Religion (BA) 
Phenomenology and Anthropology of religion 2 (BA)

Courses spring 2010
Comparative Religion 1b (BA): Islam 1 and 2; Hinduism.
Introductory Sanskrit 2.

Courses fall 2009
Comparative Religion 1a (BA): Indigenous religions; East Asian religions.
Phenomenology and Anthropology of Religion 1 (BA).
Introductory Sanskrit 1.

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religious behavior Social Sciences
South Asia Social Sciences
India Social Sciences
god Social Sciences
Religion Arts & Humanities
popularization Social Sciences
ritual Social Sciences
Deity Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 1990 2018

A Tradition in Need of How-To Books: The Revitalization of Traditional Rituals and Lifestyle among Smārta Brahmins of South India

Aktor, M., 2018, Reframing Authority: The Role of Media and Materiality. Feldt, L. & Høgel, C. (eds.). Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, p. 229-254 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

religious behavior
India
popularization
South Asia
leader

Impurity and Purification: āśauca, śauca

Aktor, M., 2018, Hindu Law: A New History of Dharmaśāstra. Olivelle, P. & Davis, Jr., D. R. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 220-235 16 p. (The Oxford History of Hinduism, Vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Impurities
Brahmin
Purification
Purity
Authority

Louis Dumont: Verdensforsagelse, hierarki og renhed

Aktor, M., 2018, In : Religionsvidenskabeligt Tidsskrift. 67, p. 20-31 12 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Social Classes: varṇa

Aktor, M., 2018, Hindu Law: A New History of Dharmaśāstra. Olivelle, P. & Davis, Jr., D. R. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 60-77 18 p. (The Oxford History of Hinduism, Vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Caste
Economics
Brahmin
Penance
Social Interaction

Veganisme, en brudflade i moderne jainisme

Aktor, M., Sep 2018, In : Religion - Tidsskrift for Religionslærerforeningen for Gymnasiet og HF. 2018, 3, p. 52-59 8 p., 6.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

Activities 2008 2015

  • 22 Talks and presentations in private or public companies
  • 4 Conference organisation or participation
  • 1 Editor of research journal
  • 1 Membership of commitees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar

Hinduer og Sikher: Familie, kaste og køn

Mikael Aktor (Lecturer)
1 Dec 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

The Hindu Pañcāyatanapūjā in the Aniconism Spectrum

Mikael Aktor (Speaker)
25 Aug 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Exploring Aniconism: Terminology, Historiography, Mediality

Mikael Aktor (Participant)
24 Aug 201525 Aug 2015

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

21st World Congress of the International Association for the Hisoty of Religions

Mikael Aktor (Participant)
23 Aug 201529 Aug 2015

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Rituel drengeomskæring: Historiske rødder og aktuel debat om menneskerettigheder

Mikael Aktor (Lecturer)
10 Apr 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Press / Media

Kvindelige guruer vinder frem

Mikael Aktor

14/11/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kvindelige guruer vinder frem

Mikael Aktor

13/11/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kvindelige guruer vinder frem

Mikael Aktor

13/11/2018

1 media contribution

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Omskæring

Mikael Aktor

13/04/2018

1 media contribution

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Antipatier i indlæg om borgerforslag

Mikael Aktor

13/02/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media