Alain Blomart

Academic background
  • 1990: Degree in Classical Philology l’Université Libre de Brussel·les (ULB)
  • 1990: Pedagogic skills diploma Higher Secondary Education – ULB
  • 1991: Master in Religion history in the  ULB
  • 1997: PhD in Anthropology and History of Religions in  l’École Pratique des Hautes Études (Sorbona) de París
  • 2007: Recognition of the Belgian diploma by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science the degree in Classical Philology and teaching ability.
  • 2008: French proficiency certificate (highest level in the Official School of Languages of Barcelona) to teach
  • 2010: Catalan university accreditation from AQU for a lecturer in Humanities

ACCREDITATIONS

  • AQU-reader
Knowledge areas
  • History
  • Anthropology
  • History of the religions
Teaching experience
  •  2000: Visiting lecturer in Harvard University (Dep. Religions History). Course: “Identidad cultural y alteridad en el mundo clásico”
  •  2000-2001: “Maître-Assistant” in  Fribourg University (Dep. of Religion Science). Seminars in religions and cultures
  •  2001-2002 y 2004-2005: Visiting lecturer in Ramon Llull University de Barcelona. Course: “Historia humana y cultural de Oriente”
  • 2002-2004: Visiting lecturer in Universitat de Barcelona, Dep. of Philology PhD course: “Identidad cultural de la Antigüedad en el mundo contemporáneo”
  • 2002-2004: Member of Unesco Centre of Catalunya (Association for Interreligious Dialogue): collaborations in publications and on the agenda of Parliament of the World’s Religions (during the World Forum of Cultures Barcelona 2004).
  • 2002-2008:Visiting lecturer Universitat de Barcelona, Dep. de Letras: coordinator of the postgraduat program “Immigración, religiones e identidad. Perspectiva antropológica, histórica y práctica”
  • 2004-2005: Collaborating in the Ethnological Museum of Barcelona, as expert section on the world’s religions, as part of the permanent exhibition “etnic”
  • 2004-2005: Contributing Fundació La Caixa, as expert multimedia in the program “Educalia” aimed at schools  (on the topic “Calendario multicultural” y “Ciudadanos del mundo”)
  • 2005-2006: Head of the Department of Education Unescocat – UNESCO Centre of Catalonia, and more specifically: coordinator of UNESCO Associated Schools of Catalonia and international coordinator of the Western Mediterranean Project of UNESCO.
  • Regular participation in conferences, during the last year:
    2/12/2010: Barcelona, Consell Audiovisual de Catalunya – “IIIEs Jornades per la diversitat” – taught about media treatment of immigration and religions in the media conference.
    11/02/2011: Barcelona, European Institute of the Mediterranean (colloquium on religion and conflict in the Middle East) – conference on« Violencia y religiones: justificaciones colectivas y motivaciones personales ».
Relevant publications
  • Vine a la festa. Rituals i religions del món a Catalunya, libro pedagógico para las escuelas de Secundaria Catalanas, Centre Unesco de Catalunya, Ed. Claret, 2002, 74 p.
  • Vocabulari de les religions per a mitjans de comunicació, Centre Unesco de Catalunya – Ed. Angle, 2004, 235 p.
  • La crise des caricatures de Mohamed, EuroMeSco, nº 57, oct. 2006, investigación realizada en colaboración con el Instituto Europeo del Mediterráneo (publicada en la web:http://euromesco.net/images/57caricaturesdeMohammed.pdf)
  • Immigració, religions i societat, en coedición con Mercè Viladrich y Maria Josep Estanyol, PPU, Universitat de Barcelona, 2010, 222p. (en particular el artículo: « Com inventar l’altre? De l’estranger bàrbar a l’Orient exòtic, un panorama històric i antropològic », p. 33-53).
  •  « Inventer l’autre: l’exemple des religions antiques », Identité(s) (Actes du congrès de Poitiers, 22-24 janvier 2002), Université de Poitiers – CNRS, p. 77-86.
  • « Una nova perspectiva per ensenyar la història de les religions a Catalunya », Revista d’Igualada, nº13, abril 2003, p. 57-58.
  • « Islam » et « Budisme », Atles de la diversitat, Enciclopèdia Catalana, Barcelona, 2004, p. 98-99 i p. 102-103.
  • « Fronteras personales, fronteras étnicas: el papel de las religiones en la construcción identitaria », La frontera. Entre límits i ponts, éd. par M. Ventura-Oller, A. Lluís Vidal-Folch, G. Dalla Corte, Casa Amèrica Catalunya, 2006, p. 49-58.
  • « Migracions i religió », Dialogal. Quaderns de l’Associació UNESCO per al Diàleg Interreligiós, nº 19, 2006, pp. 10-15.
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