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.

Assignments

  • Coordinating research activities related to religious studies in the faculties of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Law and Theology,
  • Identifying and promoting relevant research programs and funding sources, as well as the preparation and composition of applications for third-party funding,
  • Strengthening cooperation with relevant institutions at the Göttingen Campus,
  • Providing research results to a broader public to foster the public perception of religious studies at the University of Göttingen.

Board members

For the Faculty of Humanities
Prof. Dr. Ilinca Tanaseanu-Döbler (Deputy Speaker of FIRSt)
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Prof. Dr. Hedwig Röckelein (Deputy)
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For the Faculty of Social Sciences
Prof. Dr. Alexander-Kenneth Nagel (Speaker of FIRSt)
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Prof. Dr. Matthias Koenig (Deputy)
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For the Faculty of Theology
Prof. Dr. Jan Hermelink
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Prof. Dr. Andreas Grünschloß (Deputy)
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For the Faculty of Law
Prof. Dr. Hans Michael Heinig
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