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

The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics. Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation” has been investigating since 2007 the complex relationship between religion and politics across eras and cultures. In the funding phase from 2019 to 2025, the 140 researchers from 20 disciplines in the humanities and social sciences analyze in transepochal studies ranging from antiquity to the present day the factors that make religion the motor of political and social change. The research network is the largest of its kind in Germany; and, of the Clusters of Excellence, one of the oldest and the only one to deal with the issue of religion. full story

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Memorial service for Jan Assmann

A memorial service in remembrance of the deceased Egyptologist and Blumenberg-Professor Jan Assmann (1938-2024) has been held at the University of Münster on 8 July. The memorial service has been organized by the Centre for Eastern Mediterranean History and Culture (GKM), the Faculty of Protestant Theology, the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”, and the Institute for Egyptology and Coptology. Read more

Recent Publications

Publications from the Cluster of Excellence