Davor Džalto

Professor in Religion, Art and Democracy

Professor in Religion, Art and Democracy

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Lectures and Conferences (pdf)
Exhibitions and Art Projects (pdf)

Davor Džalto graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. He received his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Philosophy, Albert-Ludwigs Universität in Freiburg (i. Br.). His post-doctoral research he conducted at the Faculty of Theology, Westfälische-Wilhelms Universität in Münster. 

His research focuses primarily on the exploration of human freedom and creativity, as metaphysical, political, as well as aesthetic concepts. 

Over his academic career he has taught at numerous European and American universities, in the fields of religious and peace studies, theology, art history and theory, aesthetics, and critical theory. 

As a practicing artist, he works primarily in the medium of painting. 



Book Chapters

Edited Books

Conference Contributions

  • Džalto, Davor, 2022. A Plea for (Orthodox) Anarchism. The international conference “Ideological Turn in Theology: The Impact of Globalization on the Talk of God,” at the Goethe University Frankfurt on the 9th-11th of June, 2022..

  • Džalto, Davor, 2022. Apophatic and Emancipatory Dimensions of Humor: The Case of Orthodox Christianity. The international conference “Religion and Humor” organised by the Department of Eastern Christian Studies, University College Stockholm, Sankt Ignatios College in Södertälje on the 17th-19th February 2022..

  • Džalto, Davor, 2022. From Icon to Big Data: Imaging Being Human. Conference "To Be Human: New Approach to Life and Education in Times of Crisis" organized by St John's School in Tallinn in collaboration with Arvo Pärt Centre at the Arvo Pärt Centre, Laulasmaa on the 21 of October 2022..


  • Džalto, Davor, 2019. The Aesthetic Face of the Sacred. In: Special Issue "Religion and Art: Rethinking Aesthetic and Auratic Experiences in 'Post-Secular' Times"