"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

Afternoon of the Graduate School 05 24
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Afternoon of the Graduate School

Doctoral students from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” gave an insight into their research at the “Afternoon of the Graduate School” on May 28, 2024. The lectures from the fields of Ancient History and Arabic and Islamic Studies examined the relationship between urbanization and religion in the ancient metropolis of Ephesus on the one hand and the role of poetry as a medium of political communication in the Middle East on the other.  Read more

Recent Publications

Publications from the Cluster of Excellence