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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39th Congress of the German Sociological Association (24.9.–28.9.2018) in Göttingen: The Complex Dynamics of Global and Local Developments

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The 39th Congress of the German Sociological Association “The Complex Dynamics of Global and Local Developments” takes place from 24.09.2018 to 28.09.2018 at the University of Göttingen. It will be a plenary session (Religious Movements and the Dynamics of Globalization), a keynote (Karen Phalet: Religion and National Identification: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Muslim Youth in Europe), two sections (The Global, National and Local Dynamics of Religious Plurality and its Regulation and Religion and Innovation in Glocal Transformation Processes), an ad hoc group (Religion and Integration) and several talks dedicated to Sociology of Religion.
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Cluster proposal “The Making and Unmaking of the Religious” submitted

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On 21 February 2018, the University of Göttingen submitted full proposals for four Clusters of Excellence in the Excellence Strategy funded by the German Federal and State Governments. The cluster “The Making and Unmaking of the Religious” aims to advance knowledge on the dynamics of the making and unmaking of the religious across historical time periods and cultural settings.
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