News of the Max-Weber-Kolleg

Wissenschaftsrat presents new recommendation on Institutes for Advanced Study

"The recommendations of the German Council of Science and Humanities show that the Max-Weber-Kolleg is on a very good and promising path with its concept of combining an IAS with a Graduate School, taking into account interdisciplinarity,…

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New Publication: "Erfüllung im Diesseits"

A new book by Josef Römelt, moral theologian at the University of Erfurt, has been published by Herder under the title "Erfüllung im Diesseits" (Fulfilment in this world). It looks at the question of how contemporary utopias challenge the Christian…

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Hartmut Rosa appointed "Distinguished Senior Scientist" of the Johanna Quandt Young Academy

For his outstanding achievements in research and his exceptional commitment to promoting young scholars and international academic cooperation, Professor Hartmut Rosa, Director of the Max-Weber-Kolleg at the University of Erfurt, has now been…

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Max-Weber-Kolleg welcomes new fellows and collegians

In the summer semester of 2021, the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt will once again welcome numerous new researchers from Germany and abroad.

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Thuringian Research Award for Hartmut Rosa

Every year, the Free State of Thuringia honours excellent research achievements with the Thuringian Research Award. This year, the prize in the category "Basic Research" goes to the sociologists Professor Klaus Dörre (University of Jena), Professor…

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Apply now for a doctoral scholarship at the Max-Weber-Kolleg, in the context of the IGS!

Deadline: 15 April 2021

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New issue of "Religion and urbanity online"

A new issue of the open access journal "Religion and urbanity online" of the DFG-funded collaborative research group "Religion und Urbanity" at the University of Erfurt has just been published. This time, the thematic focus is on the role of religion…

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New publication: The limits of universal rule

The field of "comparative imperiology", i.e. the comparative study of empires, is both relatively old and very new. It was inaugurated by S.N. Eisenstadt in a pioneering study published almost 60 years ago (1963). In the 21. century, however, it has…

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