Showcases - Suggested Projects

Ph.D. researchers should pursue one of the topics (showcases) suggested by the members of the faculty as listed below. Further proposals developed by applicants for research projects that fit the framework of “Resonant Self–World Relations” in the above named disciplines are welcome.

More informationabout the suggested projects.

Wort Projects in but

Projects in Erfurt

Jürgen Martschukat

  • Worshipping Nature and the Body: The Personal, Political, and Spiritual Dimension of the Alternative Food Movement in the 1970s
  • Resonance and Rituals of Whiteness

Andreas Pettenkofer

  • Resonance through Electronic Media: The Sacralisation of the Body and the #MeToo Movement
  • Social Order and the Destruction of Resonance: Towards a Theory of Humiliation

Hartmut Rosa

  • Rock Concerts and Football Stadiums as ‘Bowls of Hysteria’
  • Roadside Crosses and Lovelocks: On Revitalising Religious Ritual Practices in Secular Contexts

Jörg Rüpke

  • Is the City Wall the End of the World? Rituals Thematising, Neglecting or Appropriating a Physical Boundary
  • Is There Somebody Else Out There? Polemics and Counter-polemics on Ancient Astral Religion

Markus Vinzent

  • Turning the Driving Agencies in a World of Pandemics
  • Dramatising, Radicalising, Individualising. Purpose and Relation of Non-historicising and Historicising Early Christian Narratives

Verena Weidner

  • Connection Through Technology? Digital Musicianship between Resonance and Alienation 
  • Tango in the Technosphere; How Does the Digital Transformation Affect the Self–World Relations in a Dance Community?

Projects in Graz

Irmtraud Fischer

  • The Impact of Power-Relations on Resonance: Does It Matter Whose Texts Became Part of the Canon?
  • The Impact of Repetition on Cultural Memory in Ancient Israel

Ursula Gärtner

  • Templum de marmore ponam – Poetic Sacred Places in Imperial Epic as Manifestation of Mute and Resonant Self–World Relations
  • Sonuere tactae. Ancient Fable Collections as Resonant Narratives

Christoph Heil

  • The Resonance of Eating and Drinking in Early Christianity and its Ancient Contexts
  • The Resonance of Praying in Early Christianity and its Ancient Contexts

Stephan Moebius

  • Repressing the Reality of Death and Burial Ritual in Modernity
  • Processes of Sacralisation in Late Modernity

Laerke Recht

  • The Archaeology of Private Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia
  • The Cult of Cattle in Bronze Age Cyprus: Base Ring ‘Bull’ Rhyta in Context

Peter Scherrer

  • Privatisation of Salvation: Religious Communities as Axes of Resonance in the Roman Imperial Period
  • Living in Paradise – Late Antique Imagery as Reflections of Life and Afterlife

Wolfgang Spickermann

  • Local Tradition and Re-formation of (Sacred) Space: Border Sanctuaries as Centres of Resonance
  • Worshiping Women in the Roman Empire: Ritual and Cult

Franz Winter

  • Somatic Dimensions in the Ritual Practice of the New Religious Movement Terra Sagrada: An Analysis with Reference to Rosa’s Theory of ‘Resonance’
  • ‘Sacred Texts’ as Resources of World-Orientation and Self-Optimisation: A Case Study in the Modern Reception of the Indian Upanishads