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New publication about Orthodox Christianity today

In 2015, the major world congress of the International Association for the History of Religion (IAHR) took place in Erfurt. Numerous contributions were devoted to Orthodox Christianity and the challenges of a modern globalized world for the Orthodox…

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New publication about the history of the 'Wende'

How did people in East Germany experience the last years of the GDR and the system change? How did they cope with and shape the 1990s? How do they remember it today? The research group "Die lange Geschichte der 'Wende'. Lebenswelt und Systemwechsel…

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Scholarships for doctoral studies of the Faculty of Philosophy

The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Erfurt is offering two short-term scholarships for November/December 2020. The scholarships are intended to facilitate the transition to an academic career for particularly qualified graduates of the…

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New publication on the resonance of Christian music

Oxford University Press is publishing a new book by Mark Porter in November, which deals with the resonance of Christian music.

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Mandatory mask wearing - yes or no?

Face masks have become a symbol of the current pandemic in many countries around the globe. Wearing a mask is considered one of the most effective measures to curb the spread of the disease. Yet, whereas it is voluntary to wear a mask in some…

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Workshop for doctoral students

The University of Erfurt is offering an online writing workshop for doctoral students on 7 and 14 September, from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Consultant is David Kreitz, registration is possible until August, 30.

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New publication: „Mensch Opa, du bist noch so fit!“

Nomos has just published a new book in which Paula Stehr, Constanze Rossmann, Johanna Geppert, Hanna Lütke Lanfer and Tabea Kremer from the University of Erfurt focus on the development of an evidence-based communication strategy to promote physical…

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How arithmetic came from India to Europe

De Gruyter has just published a new book by Kai and Christiane Brodersen. The focus is on Maximos Planudes, a classically educated scholar and teacher of the 13th century, who in his "Calculation book after the Indians" shows in a didactically clever…

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