Interdisciplinary Religious Studies – Research Projects related to FIRSt

Collaborative Research Projects

Collaborative Research Centre 1136:
“Education and Religion in Cultures of the Mediterranean and its Environment from Ancient to Medieval Times and to the Classical Islam”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Peter Gemeinhardt (spokesperson), Heike Behlmer, Johannes Bergemann, Dmitrij Bumazhnov, Ulrike Egelhaaf-Gaiser, Reinhard Feldmeier, Tobias Georges, Sebastian Günther, Reinhard G. Kratz, Peter Kuhlmann, Heinz-Günther Nesselrath, Hedwig Röckelein, Tanja Scheer, Bernd Schröder, Ilinca Tanaseanu-Döbler, Florian Wilk
Funding agency: DFG
Funding period: 2015 – 2020

Research Unit 2064:
“STRATA: Stratification Analyses of Mythic Plots and Texts in Ancient Cultures”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Annette Zgoll (spokesperson), Reinhard Feldmeier, Peter Gemeinhardt, Reinhard G. Kratz, Heinz-Günther Nesselrath, Tanja Scheer, Hermann Spieckermann
Funding agency: DFG
Funding period: 2016 – 2020

Priority Programme 1688:
“Proper Times of the Aesthetic: Time and Representation in Polychronic Modernity”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Patrick Eisenlohr
Funding agency: DFG
Funding period: 2017 – 2020

Research and Innovation Actions:
“RESPOND: Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Sabine Hess, Alexander-Kenneth Nagel
Funding agency: EU (H2020)
Funding period: 2017 – 2020
Research Projects

Research Grant:
“Recent immigration processes and early integration trajectories in Germany”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Matthias Koenig
Funding agency: DFG
Funding period: 2017 – 2020

Research Grant:
“Critical edition of the writings and letters of Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt, part II (October 1518 – December 1520)”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Peter Burschel, Thomas Kaufmann
Funding agency: DFG
Funding period: 2011 – 2021

ERC Consolidator Grant:
“ECHOE: Electronic Corpus of Anonymous Homilies in Old English”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Winfried Rudolf
Funding agency: EU (H2020)
Funding period: 2018 – 2023

ERC Advanced Grant:
“Private Pieties, Mundane Islam and New Forms of Muslim Religiosity: Impact on Contemporary Social and Political Dynamics”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Roman Loimeier
Funding agency: EU (H2020)
Funding period: 2016 – 2021

“Maria Sybilla Merian Centre for Advanced Studies: Metamorphoses of the Political. A Comparative Perspective Over the Long 20th Century (ICAS:MP)”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Srirupa Roy, Rupa Viswanath
Funding agency: BMBF
Funding period: Since 2015

“Sustainability as an Argument: Sufficiency, Efficiency and Resilience as Parameters of Anthropogenic Action in History”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Renate Bürger-Arndt, Ruth Florack, Marian Füssel, Arndt Reitemeier, Tanja Scheer
Funding agency: MWK, Volkswagen Foundation
Funding period: 2016 – 2020
Long-term Projects of the Union of the Academies

Long-term Projects of the Union of the Academies:
“Digital Edition and Translation of the Coptic-Sahidic Old Testament”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Heike Behlmer (chair), Reinhard G. Kratz, Gerhard Lauer
Funding agency: Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Funding period: 2015 – 2036

Long-term Projects of the Union of the Academies:
“The German Inscriptions of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Karl Arndt, Klaus Grubmüller, Wolfgang Petke, Arnd Reitemeier
Funding agency: Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Funding period: 2015 – 2026

Long-term Projects of the Union of the Academies:
“Scholarly Journals in the Age of Enlightenment”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Thomas Kaufmann, Christian Fieseler, Wolfram Horstmann, Gerhard Lauer
Funding agency: Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Funding period: 2011 – 2025

Long-term Projects of the Union of the Academies:
“Germania Sacra”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Hedwig Röckelein (chair), Frank Rexroth
Funding agency: Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Funding period: 2008 – 2032
Professorships

Professorships:
“Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Political Science and Comparative Constitutionalism”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Ran Hirschl
Funding agency: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Funding period: 2016 – 2021

Endowed Professorship:
“Modern China with a Special Emphasis on Global Historical Perspectives”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Dominic Sachsenmaier
Funding agency: Volkswagen AG
Funding period: 2015 – 2020

Completed Projects

Collaborative Research Projects

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Project:
“The Making and Unmaking of the Religious”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Hedwig Röckelein (Speaker), Matthias Koenig (Deputy speaker), Peter Gemeinhardt, Roman Loimeier, Ilinca Tanaseanu-Döbler
Funding agency: Niedersächsisches Vorab
Funding period: 2016 – 2019

Research Unit 1765:
“Protestantism in the Ethical Controversies of the Federal Republic of Germany 1949–1989”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Hans Michael Heinig, Andreas Busch, Martin Laube
Funding agency: DFG
Funding period: 2016 – 2019

“ProNoLa Protestant Legacies in Nordic Law”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Hans Michael Heinig
Funding agency: EU (H2020 / HERA)
Funding period: 2016 – 2019

ERA-NET Co-fund:
“US-PPIP Understanding Shariʿa: Perfect past/ imperfect present”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Irene Schneider
Funding agency: EU (H2020 / HERA)
Funding period: 2016 – 2018

Research Training Group 1507:
“Expert Cultures from the 12th to the 18th Century”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Frank Rexroth (spokesperson), Udo Friedrich, Marian Füssel, Martin van Gelderen, Thomas Kaufmann, Franziska Meier, Hedwig Röckelein, Eva Schumann, Michael Thimann
Funding agency: DFG
Funding period: 2013 – 2018

Courant Research Centre:
“Education and Religion from Early Imperial Roman Times to the Classical Period of Islam (EDRIS)”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Reinhard Feldmeier (director), Sebastian Günther (vice director), Peter Gemeinhardt, Heinz-Günther Nesselrath
Funding agency: DFG
Funding period: 2009 – 2016

Centres and Competence Networks:
“Dynamics of Religion in Southeast Asia (DORISEA)”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Andrea Lauser
Funding agency: BMBF
Funding period: 2011 – 2016

Centres and Competence Networks:
“The CeMIS-CeMEAS Transregional Research Network (CETREN)”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Srirupa Roy (coordinator) Matthias Koenig, Rupa Viswanath
Funding agency: BMBF
Funding period: 2013 – 2017

Niedersachsen-Israeli Research:
“Practicing Love of God: Comparing Women’s and Men’s Practice in Medieval Saxony

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Hedwig Röckelein
Funding agency: Volkswagen Foundation
Funding period: 2013 – 2016

Research Projects

Science Communication, Research Data and eResearch:
“Bilateral Digital Humanities Programme: Coptic Electronic Language and Literature International Alliance (KELLIA)”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Heike Behlmer
Funding agency: DFG & NEH
Funding period: 2015 – 2019

„Das Huldigungssilber der Welfen des Neuen Hauses Lüneburg 1562–1705. Geschenkkultur und symbolische Interaktion zwischen Landesherrschaft und Untertanen“

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Arndt Reitemeier
Funding agency: MWK
Funding period: 2016 – 2018

Research Grant:
“Policy of Theology and Interpretation of the Reformation in German Protestantism of the Post-war Period by the Example of Ernst Wolf”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Thomas Kaufmann
Funding agency: DFG
Funding period: 2014 – 2018

Research Grant:
“Bibliography and Historic Analysis of Catechetical and Educational Literature (Protestant and Catholic Sources)”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Bernd Schröder
Funding agency: DFG
Funding period: 2012 – 2017

Research Grant:
“Neomodernist and Liberal Islam in Indonesia”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Irene Schneider
Funding agency: DFG
Funding period: 2012 – 2017

“Promised Lands and Scattered Tribes. Spiritual Aspirations and Counter Worlds in Modern Mass Migration”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Alexander-Kenneth Nagel
Funding agency: Templeton Foundation
Funding period: 2015 – 2017

“Religiosity, cultural resources and educational success”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Matthias Koenig
Funding agency: Mercator Foundation
Funding period: 2014 – 2015

Research Training Groups

Doctoral Programme:
“Theory and Methodology of Science of Texts and its History”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Tilmann Köppe (spokesperson), Christian Beyer, Hartmut Bleumer, Albert Busch, Heinrich Detering, Regine Eckhardt, Marian Füssel, Andrew S. Gross, Stefan Haas, Ralf Haekel, Thomas Haye, Anke Holler, Gerhard Kaiser, Thomas Kaufmann, Franziska Meier, Dolf Rami, Frank Rexroth, Frank Schorkopf, Markus Steinbach, Holmer Steinfath, Claudia Stockinger, Thomas Weskott, Simone Winko
Funding agency: MWK
Funding period: 2014 – 2018

Research Training Group 1599:
“Dynamics of Space and Gender”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Rebekka Habermas (spokesperson), Andrea Lauser, Irene Schneider, Brigitte Glaser, Silke Schicktanz
Funding agency: DFG
Funding period: 2011 – 2016

PhD Programme of Lower Saxony:
“Transformation processes in modern Protestantism”

Participating Göttingen-based researchers: Jan Hermelink, Bernd Schröder
Funding agency: MWK
Funding period: 2012 – 2016