Forum for Interdisciplinary Religious Studies (FIRSt)

Forum for Interdisciplinary Religious Studies (FIRSt)

The Forum for Interdisciplinary Religious Studies (FIRSt) brings together research activities related to religious studies within the faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Law and Theology at the University of Göttingen. It provides opportunities for exchange and further development of new research contexts. It is a central component of the university’s strategy to interlink religious studies intra- and interdisciplinarily.

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Rebekka Habermas appointed member of German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat)

Habermas

Following the recommendation of the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Max Planck Society (MPG), the German Rector’s Conference (HRK), the Helmholtz Association, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the Leibniz Association, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has appointed Rebekka Habermas, professor of Modern History at the University of Göttingen, member of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) for a three-year term.

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Leibniz Prize 2019 for Ayelet Shachar

Ayelet Shachar

Ayelet Shachar, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity (MPI MMG), has been awarded the 2019 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize for her groundbreaking work on citizenship and the legal frameworks of multicultural societies. Awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Leibniz Prize is Germany’s most prestigious research award, and it is endowed with up to 2.5 million EUR.

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