"Religion and Politics" – Cluster of Excellence at the WWU 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
Historian reconstructs emergence in England of conspiracy theories on plague outbreak in Marseilles in 1720 that provoked heated debates and criticism of the measures taken by the government.
Scholar of Jewish Studies Katrin Kogman-Appel analyses the Jewish scribe Abraham Cresques (1325-1387), author of one of the most important medieval world maps.
Report in the University of Münster's newspaper wissen|leben on research at the Cluster of Excellence during the coronavirus pandemic.
The University of Münster will establish an internationally unique “Campus of Religions”. From 2023, it will bring together Protestant, Catholic, Christian Orthodox and Islamic theology as well as University institutions of non-denominational studies of religion, promoting interdisciplinary academic exchange.