Afternoon of the graduate school

Early career researchers present interdisciplinary research at the Cluster of Excellence

© MIchael Möller

Doctoral students from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” gave an insight into their research at the “Afternoon of the Graduate School” on 9 January 2024. The lectures from the fields of philosophy, theology and Slavic Studies dealt with themes such as the importance of religion in the formation of personality, and the Fourth Book of Ezra, with researchers from the Cluster of Excellence commenting on the theses put forward. The aim was to initiate interdisciplinary debate on contested themes and concepts that play a key role in many of the Graduate School’s doctoral projects.

The Graduate School at the Cluster of Excellence has been offering doctoral students from the humanities and social sciences an interdisciplinary doctoral programme since 2007. The structured programme sees doctoral students focus on a theme where religion and politics overlap, and helps early career researchers to participate in Cluster of Excellence research projects independently. (tec/pie)


Tuesday, 9 January

2:15-2:25 Welcome

2:30-3:15 Anna Blundell (Philosophy)

Personhood, personality and existential commitments: How who we are informs our religious expression

Commentary: Michael Quante

3:15-3:45 Coffee Break


Florian Neitmann (Protestant theology)

Divine law and human struggles in the Fourth Book of Ezra, or When your data work against you

Commentary: Johannes Schnocks

4:45-5:30 Daniela Amodio (Slavic Studies)

Icons in early Soviet film: Sergei Eisenstein’s Bezhin Meadow (1935-37) and Alexander Nevsky (1938)

Commentary: not yet known