Honorary Life Membership of the EASR
EASR has decided at its annual meeting in Bremen in 2007 to honour colleagues who have distinguished themselves through life-long service to the history of religions. The status of “Honorary Life Member of the EASR” is conferred in recognition of their scholarship and service to our discipline.
Honorary life memberships can be conferred on senior scholars who have distinguished themselves through life-long service to the history of religions through their scholarship, regular participation in EASR conferences, service as national or international officers, and/or other outstanding contributions. Such memberships would help to designate the range of interests current in the EASR and would provide a wide circle of consultants in relation to EASR-related activities.
Honorary Life Members (Since 2008)
- Professor Giulia Gasparro (University of Messina)
- Professor Michael Pye (University of Marburg / Otani University Kyoto)
- Professor Peter Antes (University of Hannover, Germany)
- Professor Ursula King (University of Bristol)
- Professor James L. Cox (The University of Edinburgh)
- Professor Maya Burger (University of Lausanne)
- Professor Einar Thomassen (University of Bergen, Norway)
See statements and brief presentations of the EASR honorary life members.
The Executive Committee appoints an Honorary Membership Committee, which proposes names of suitable candidates for honorary membership. The Execuitive Committee can then recommend the proposed candidates to the General Assembly for the conferment of the distinction. The full text of the guidelines for the Honorary Membership Committee, can be found here.
The current EASR Honorary Membership Committee consists of Jim Cox, Liudmyla Fylypovych and Marco Pasi. Nominations may be sent in accordance with the guidelines to the committee’s chair Marco Pasi at m.pasi(à)uva.nl.