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.


Alexander Kenneth Nagel and Ilinca Tanaseanu-Döbler: Speakers of FiReF-FIRSt

New Speakers

Alexander Kenneth Nagel (Faculty of Social Sciences) and Ilinca Tanaseanu-Döbler (Faculty of Humanities), both Professors of Religious Studies, have been appointed speaker and deputy speaker of the FiReF-FIRSt.
The Board members of the FiReF-FIRSt thank their predecessors, Hedwig Röckelein and Matthias Koenig, who will remain in the Board for their great commitment for the Forum and their efforts to advance the interdisciplinary study of religion at the Göttingen Campus.

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


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.