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Workshop: Towards a New History of Calicut

On January 5, 2024, Susanne Rau organised a workshop on the history of Calicut/Kozhikode in co-operation with the PG & Research Department of Farook College (Autonomous) in Kozhikode.

You can access the full programme here. A workshop report by Fathima Thesni was also published on the Religion and Urbanity Blog: https://urbrel.hypotheses.org/8494

Religion and Urbanity Online (upload 2/2023)

CfA Fellowships 2024/25

We are currently inviting applications for fellowships in 2024-2025 (deadline: 1 October 2023)

Call Fellows

Religion and Urbanity online (Upload 1/2023)

We have published 5 new articles on the peer-reviewed Religion and Urbanity online platform/journal, hosted by DeGruyter. See articles

Susanne Rau receives Thuringian Research Award 2023

Susanne Rau has won the Thüringer Forschungspreis 2023. She is one of the spokespersons of the DFG-funded Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies (Kollegforschungsgruppe, KFG) “Religion and Urbanity”. She received the award for her innovative work on spatial history. Her work has shown that we understand societies better when we analyze their spatial dimensions and shed light on their historical development. This applies to past societies that help shape our present, as well as to present-day foreign cultures with which we relate – whether through trade, travel, migration, or comparison and evaluation.

For more information see the UrbRel blog: https://urbrel.hypotheses.org/5259

Religion and Urbanity online (Upload 2/2022)

The KFG’s peer-reviewed, open access database, published by De Gruyter and edited by Susanne Rau and Jörg Rüpke, has been updated with nine new articles:

  • Bennison, Amira. "Inclusive and Exclusive Co-spatiality in the Almohad Reconfiguration of Twelfth-Century Marrakesh" In Religion and Urbanity Online edited by Susanne Rau and Jörg Rüpke. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1515/urbrel.17261011
  • Keller, Sara. "Tangible and Imagined Spatialities around Water: Munsar Lake as a Study Case of South Asian Hydro-space (Viramgam, India, 11th-12th centuries)" In Religion and Urbanity Online edited by Susanne Rau and Jörg Rüpke. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1515/urbrel.17262808
  • Murphy, Anne. "Which Urbanity? Secondary Urban Centres and Their Attendant Religious Formations " In Religion and Urbanity Online edited by Susanne Rau and Jörg Rüpke. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1515/urbrel.11327907
  • Thissen, Judith. "Sunday Laws and Sunday Liberties: Religious Nativism, Urban Cultural Politics and the Regulation of Cheap Amusements in Turn-of-the-Century New York City " In Religion and Urbanity Online edited by Susanne Rau and Jörg Rüpke. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1515/urbrel.17263362

Nov 2022: UrbRel annual conference on urbanity

From 16 to 18 November 2022, our annual conference took place at Ettersburg Castle, close to Weimar. Drawing upon the results of two summer workshops - one on the benefits and pitfalls of typologising cities, the other on morphing urbanities across time and space - the conference took a closer look at urbanity, the history of the concept and its uses. Conveners: Susanne Rau, Sara Keller; Organiser: Klara Maeve O'Reilly

Concept Note Blog Post with more details Programme Book of Abstracts

CfA UrbRel Fellowships 2023/24 [closed]

We are currently inviting applications for fellowships in 2023-2024 (deadline: 15.09.2022) Full call

Job offer: 1 postdoctoral & 2 PhD positions @ "Religion and Urbanity"[closed]

...starting October 2022. Postdoc (German) Postdoc (English) PhD (German) PhD (English)

UrbRel Fellowship for Ukrainian early career researchers at risk [closed]

The "Religion and Urbanity" research group, based at the Max Weber Centre (Erfurt) is offering one 9-month fellowship for a Ukrainian/Ukraine-based early career reseacher at risk. Open call

Religion and Urbanity Upload 1/2022

In winter 2021/21 the open access platform "Religion and Urbanity Online", edited by Susanne Rau and Jörg Rüpke, was updated with seven new articles:

  • Lévy, Jacques. “Urbanity and Humanity: Babel as an Open Myth “. Religion and Urbanity Online, edited by Susanne Rau and Jörg Rüpke. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1515/urbrel.17263018.
  • Szende, Katalin. “From Model to Rival? Competition or Complementarity in Bishops’ Seats in East Central Europe”. Religion and Urbanity Online, edited by Susanne Rau and Jörg Rüpke. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1515/urbrel.13901342.
  • Stercken, Martina. “Reformed Space. The Visibility of the New Faith in 16th-Century Zurich”. Religion and Urbanity Online, edited by Susanne Rau and Jörg Rüpke. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1515/urbrel.15247251.
  • Abrahms-Kavunenko, Saskia. “Buddhism in the Life of Ulaanbaatar: Nucleus, Trace and Bustling Urbanite”. Religion and Urbanity Online, edited by Susanne Rau and Jörg Rüpke. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1515/urbrel.15318468.
  • Lafi, Nora. “Conceptualising Urbanity, Reinterpreting Coexistence: A ḥisba Manuscript of the Late Ottoman Era in Tunis”. Religion and Urbanity Online, edited by Susanne Rau and Jörg Rüpke. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1515/urbrel.11276311.
  • Facchini, Cristiana. “Seeing Religion: Religious Diversity and Urbanity”. Religion and Urbanity Online, edited by Susanne Rau and Jörg Rüpke. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1515/urbrel.11276204.
  • Mersch, Katharina Ulrike. “Religious Violence in European Cities Initiated by Wandering Crowds during the 13th Century”. Religion and Urbanity Online, edited by Susanne Rau and Jörg Rüpke. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1515/urbrel.16241900.

Calls for Applications [closed]

  • Fellowship for 3 to 6 month, Start: 1 September 2019 and 28 February 2021, PDF
  • 2 doctoral positions for Ph.D. projects and 1 post-doctoral position for habilitation projectm, Deadline: 6 January 2019, Start: 1 April 2019 PDF
  • 28/2018 — The City in the History of Religion/Religion and Urbanity pdf

Press Releases

  • The Reformation Research Consortium awarded its prize to Dr. Martin Christfor his monograph “Biographies of a Reformation Religious Change and Confessional Coexistence in Upper Lusatia, c. 1520-1635” (OUP) . Full text

  • The research group "Religion and Urbanity" was successful in the second DFG funding round!  Press release

  • Gay-Lussac Humboldt-Prize for Prof. Dr. Susanne Rau ... read more    here

  • Ergebnisse der Konferenz „Die Religion der Stadtviertel“, Pressemitteilung

  • Internationale Konferenz: „Die Religion der Stadtviertel“, am 4.-6. Juli in Eisenach, Pressemitteilung