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Religious Transformation in Late Antiquity

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The expropriation and destruction of synagogues in late antiquity are in the focus of an international workshop of the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” from 14 to 17 September, organized by historian Prof. Dr. Johannes Hahn.

Fellowship for byzantinist Michael Grünbart

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In the summer semester of 2017, byzantinist Prof. Dr. Michael Grünbart of the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” of the WWU has conducted research as a fellow at the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities “Fate, Freedom and Prognostication. Strategies for Coping with the Future in East Asia and Europe” (IKGF) at the University Erlangen

New psychological research

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The field of psychology will broaden social science research at the Cluster “Religion and Politics” of the WWU. Two new research projects of psychologist Prof. Dr. Mitja Back of the WWU examine the influences of religion on the attitude towards foreigners and refugees.

„Visual and Material in Jewish Culture“

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The significance of images in Jewish culture in medieval and early modern times is the subject of an international workshop of the Institute for Jewish Studies and the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” of Münster University.

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Book News

Numerous publications arise from the Cluster of Excellence’s research projects. Information about the current publications can be found here.

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Public Events

Aimed at an exchange, the Cluster of Excellence regularly hosts interdisciplinary conferences, workshops and lectures.