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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"Religion and the 2020 US Presidential Elections": Invitation to a digital roundtable

Neu Flyer Religion and US ElectionsThe research group "Human Rights, Constitutional Politics and Religious Diversity" of the Lichtenberg-Kolleg is inviting to a virtual roundtable on "Religion and the 2020 US Presidential Elections".
Panelists: Blandine Chélini-Pont (Professor of History, Aix-Marseille University), Philip Gorski (Professor of Sociology, Yale University), Marcia Pally (New York University).
Moderators: Amandine Barb (Fellow Lichtenberg-Kolleg) and Gülay Türkmen (Postdoc Institute of Socioloy, University Göttingen).

29 October 2020・16:00-17:30 (CET)・Online (Zoom)

Contact: barb.amandine@zentr.uni-goettingen.de


New research project of FiRSt spokesperson Alexander-Kenneth Nagel

As part of the funding program "PRO*Niedersachsen", the University of Göttingen receives grants from the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony ("Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur"). The project "Religious Communitisation of Migrants in the Countryside" ("Religiöse Vergemeinschaftung von MigrantInnen auf dem Land") of FIRSt spokesperson Alexander-Kenneth Nagel is among the five grant-receiving undertakings.


FIRSt spokesperson Alexander-Kenneth Nagel was interviewed by Deutschlandfunk: "Corona-Krise: Ein Virus namens Apokalypse" [Corona Crisis: A Virus Called Apocalypse]


Professor of Religious Studies Alexander-Kenneth Nagel was interviewed by Deutschlandfunk on apocalyptic interpretations of the Coronavirus epidemic. Notions of calamities and the end of the world in a modern society are reflected upon in connection to e.g. social media.

The complete interview (in German) can be read and listened to here.