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New publication: "Karten–Meere. Eine Welterzeugung."

Oceans overwhelm by their size alone. They produce a flood of almost inexhaustible amounts of data. It is the task of maps to tame this flood. They make it possible to see at a glance what is threatening to dissolve in the abundance of individual…

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New publication: "Jenseits der Macht"

"Jenseits der Macht. Kleine Einführung in die christliche Theologie" is the title of a new monograph by Prof. Dr. Josef Römelt. The latest work of the moral theologian has now been published by Aschendorff Verlag.

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Prof. Benno Werlen appointed to the World Academy for Art and Science

Upon proposal of the General Assembly of the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS), Prof. Benno Werlen, holder of the UNESCO Chair on Global Understanding for Sustainability and Fellow at the Max Weber College of the University of Erfurt, has now…

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Prof. Dr. Dr. Csaba Földes elected member of the Academia Europaea

Csaba Földes, Professor of German Linguistics at the University of Erfurt, has been elected a full member of the Academia Europaea.

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"Macht des Heiligen" translated into French

What is the place of the sacred and religion in modern social life? Neither a linear view of secularization as the progressive and global decline of religion, nor a mystical understanding of the "return of the religious" seems sufficient to grasp…

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Rowena Morse mentoring program enters the third round

The Thuringia-wide Rowena Morse mentoring programme will enter its third round in November 2020. Doctoral and postdoctoral students at Thuringian universities can apply for mentoring until August 16.

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Final report of the research group "Religious Individualization in Historical Perspective" published

From 2008 to 2018, a research group funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation) on the topic of "Religious Individualization in Historical Perspective" was able to work on a large number of projects at the Max Weber College of the University of…

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Bachtin Levebvre Prize for research on space-time

For the second time, Erfurt SpaceTemporality Research is offering the Bachtin-Lefebvre Prize for Studies in SpatioTemporality for research on space-time.

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