Forum for Interdisciplinary Religious Studies (FIRSt)

Forum for Interdisciplinary Religious Studies (FIRSt)

The Forum for Interdisciplinary Religious Studies (FIRSt) will bring together the many existing and upcoming research activities related to religious studies within the faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Law and Theology at the University of Göttingen. It will provide opportunities for exchange and further development of new research contexts within long-standing, established structures. The FIRSt is a central component of the university’s strategy to interlink research on religious themes across different eras and disciplines.
The Academic Coordinator will coordinate the interdisciplinary research on religion at the Göttingen Research Campus in the following years.


The Forum for Interdisciplinary Religious Studies’ assignments:

  • The coordination of research activities related to the topic of religious studies in the faculties of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Law and Theology,
  • Identification and promotion of relevant research programs and funding sources, as well as the preparation and composition of applications for third-party funding,
  • Strengthening cooperation between the FIRSt, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and other relevant institutions.



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