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New publication about the relationship between Jewish and Christian liturgy

"Analogy and Difference: The Dynamic Relationship of Jewish and Christian Liturgy" is the title of a new volume by Claudia D. Bergmann and Benedikt Kranemann, which has just been published by Aschendorff publishing house.

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Virtual reconstruction of the Great Synagogue in Erfurt is handed over

For some years now, destroyed synagogues have been reconstructed virtually. Among them is now the reconstruction of the Great Synagogue in Erfurt, which was consecrated in 1884 and destroyed by the National Socialists in 1938. The project was…

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This is how the federal parties position themselves before the election...

Have you seen this? Last semester, as part of a seminar in the Studium Fundamentale, students at the University of Erfurt examined the "Bundestag" election programmes of the largest parties represented in the "Bundestag". Accompanied by André…

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New research on the influence of speech education on the teaching profession

They wanted to know what the vocal-speech performance of students is like and also how great the influence of speech training for prospective teachers is on their future profession. For this reason, the staff of the Speech Training Department at the…

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New podcast episode: "Racism and Violence. History of conflict in the USA"

The second episode of the science podcast "WortMelder" from the University of Erfurt has just gone online. This time we talk to Professor Jürgen Martschukat about "Racism and Violence. Conflict History in the USA".

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New research project on women in rural development programmes in India

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is supporting a new research project by Dr Maria Framke at the Department of History at the University of Erfurt with around 335,000 euros until July 2024. It is entitled "Hidden Histories: Women in Rural…

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Presentation training for doctoral students

As part of its academic qualification and continuing education programme, the University of Erfurt is offering presentation training on 7 and 8 September from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The workshop will take place online and in German. Registration…

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Critical self-questioning of liberal democracies

The word "illiberal" is difficult to associate with democracy according to a Western understanding of politics. Rather, individual freedom is nowadays considered a basic element of this form of government. In some countries of East-Central Europe,…

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