Cities today are considered secular, while religion is less associated with them. If you look more closely, you can still find religious influences on cities today. Who doesn't see the many churches in Thuringian cities, but also the conversion of churches into secular buildings? Historically, cities and religion were even more closely connected. Especially the coexistence of different religions has manifested itself in cities (as can be seen in synagogues in cities).
In the competition, pupils should investigate this relationship and use a concrete example to explore the question of how religions and cities influenced each other. Further information can be found on the web at https://urbrel.hypotheses.org/2871. The aim of the competition is to increase enthusiasm for the humanities, especially history and religious studies, to deal critically with texts and different images of history and to sharpen one's own ability to reflect.
The topic can be explored in different subjects such as History, Geography, German, English, Spanish, French, Social Studies, Arts (History) or Religion/Ethics. Grades 9 to 12 of all school types in the state of Thuringia are cordially invited to participate. Individual, group and class work is possible. Students can submit classic contributions in the style of a seminar paper or essay or creative contributions in other audiovisual/digital formats (e.g. short podcasts, videos, posters). Both local and regional as well as supra-regional subjects can be covered. All standard formats are acceptable.
Submissions can be sent by post in physical form or as a data carrier as well as by e-mail to email@example.com (contact persons are Aileen Jennifer Becker and Professor Susanne Rau). The deadline for entries has been extended once again - to 01.06.2023. The prizes have a total value of 500 euros.