"Religion and Politics" – Cluster of Excellence at the WWU Münster

The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics in Pre-Modern and Modern Cultures” was founded in 2007 at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. Some 200 academics from more than 20 disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and from around 14 countries deal with the relationship of religion and politics across epochs and cultures. It is nationally the largest research association of its kind and of the 43 Clusters of Excellence in Germany, it is the only one to deal with religion. full story

Ideas contest “Religion and Politics”

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The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” has advertised an ideas contest at the WWU to establish new research projects. Within the framework of the new Excellence Strategy of the Federal Republic and the Federal States, the Cluster of Excellence is applying for funding in the period between 2019 and 2025. The ideas contest aims at a potential first project phase from 2019 until 2022.

Scholars of Religious Studies Establish “European Academy of Religion”

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Some 1,000 scholars of religious studies from Europe and the neighbouring countries will get together in Bologna, Italy on Sunday for the first conference of the newly-founded European Academy of Religion (EuARe). The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”, which was involved in the foundation, will present research findings on the increase in religious pluralism in Europe at the interdisciplinary conference which will be held from 18 to 22 June.

Religion in Post-war Literature

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The habitation thesis of literary scholar Dr. Christian Sieg from WWU’s Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” addresses the function of religion in the staging of political authorship. The monograph “Die ‘engagierte Literatur’ und die Religion. Politische Autorschaft im literarischen Feld zwischen 1945 und 1990” (‘Committed literature’ and religion. Political authorship in the field of literature between 1945 and 1990), as it is titled, was recently published by De Gruyter.

„Prayer and Power“

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The God’s wives of Amun in the 1st mill. BC are in the focus of a recent publication, edited by Egyptologists Meike Becker, Anke Ilona Blöbaum and Angelika Lohwasser, members of the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”.

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