Graduate School News

Postdoctoral Researcher Positions Available

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The interdisciplinary Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” at the University of Münster, Germany, is offering up to three Postdoctoral Researcher Positions.

PhD Positions Available

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The interdisciplinary Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics. Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation” at the University of Münster, Germany, is offering up to two PhD Positions.

Progress in Moral Philosophy

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The new publication, co-edited by philosopher Dr. Matthias Hoesch of the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”, contains translations of essential texts by the philosopher Derek Parfit (1942-2017).

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.

Gender and Violence in India and Europe

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An international workshop organised by the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” in New Delhi will address gender-specific violence in India and Central Europe.

“21st century is no longer familiar with positive utopias”

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According to literary scholar Dr. Christian Sieg, the 21st century is no longer familiar with positive social utopias. The scholar announces the Cluster’s coming public lecture series on “Visions of the Future between Apocalypse and Utopia”.

Bulwarks in a “Religious Triangle”

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History of frontier regions presents clashes and overlaps of socio-cultural and religious formations. Often, it results in mutual influences, but sometimes it may also lead to harsh confrontations.

Up to five PhD positions available in the Graduate School

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An exciting opportunity exists for potential PhD students to fill up to five positions by October 1, 2014 in the Graduate School within the interdisciplinary Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” at the University of Münster.

“Religion and Politics in Antiquity”

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In every culture, the relationship between religion and politics has been rather complex over time. Young PhD-students from Germany and the Netherlands present their research projects.

Conference: Sacralised Politics and Political Religion

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In its effort to define its own final legitimisations, politics is to a large extent bound to use religiously prefigured political languages. This is the line of argument furthered by the historians who convene a workshop within the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” in mid-February 2010.

Student Assistant with outstanding written proficiency in English

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Applicants are invited for a student assistant position with the project of Christian Müller at the Cluster of Excellence „Religion and Politics“. Preference will be given to applicants who are fluent in English and study a social or historical science.

Conference: The Spirit and the Flesh

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Understanding the political requires taking spiritual and religious influences into account. Likewise, religious beliefs can have strong political significance. By perceiving race, gender, and sexuality as politically powerful categories, and by employing them as analytical tools, this international conference seeks to explore the interdependencies of the spiritual and the secular – of the spirit and the flesh.

Up to ten PhD opportunities available in the Cluster of Excellence

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An exciting opportunity exists for potential PhD students to fill up to ten positions by January 1, 2010 in the Graduate School within the interdisciplinary Cluster of Excellence for “Religion and Politics in Pre-Modern and Modern Cultures” at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster – University of Münster, Germany.

Up to ten PhD positions available in the Graduate School

An exciting opportunity exists for potential PhD students to fill up to ten positions by April 1, 2009 in the Graduate School within the interdisciplinary Cluster of Excellence for "Religion and Politics in Pre-Modern and Modern Cultures" at WWU Münster.

Assessment for the Graduate School

The inaugural cohort of twenty doctoral students within the Graduate School of the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” began in the winter term 2008/09. Sixteen further doctoral students have been accepted in spring 2009. The current and ultimate round of applications for up to ten further doctoral stipends is now open. Closing date for applications is September 30, 2009.