Universität Erfurt

International Graduate School "Resonant Self–World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices"

Showcases: Suggested research projects for Ph.D. candidates

Ph.D. students should pursue one of the topics (showcases) suggested by the members of the faculty as listed below. Further proposals developed by applicants for research projects that fit the
framework of “Resonant Self–World Relations” in the above named disciplines are welcome.

More information about the suggested projects.

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Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke (Religious Studies)

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa (Sociology)

  • Rock concerts and football stadiums as ‘bowls of hysteria’
  • Does the world fall silent or continue to sing? On revitalising religious ritual practices
    in secular contexts

Prof. Dr. Kai Brodersen (Classics)

  • Curative stones?
  • The creation of holy sites and early pilgrimage

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Martschukat (North American History)

  • Worshipping nature and the body: The personal, political, and spiritual dimension of
    the alternative food movement in the 1970s
  • Personal testimonies and conversion experiences in the age of fitness

 Dr. Georgia Petridou (Ancient Greek History)

  • Resonating bodies: Anatomical votives and incubation rituals in the Asclepieion of
    Pergamum
  • Resonating Mysteries in the Second Sophistic. An exploration of the mysteric language
    and iconography in Lucian’s Alexander the Pseudo-Prophet and Galen’s On the Usefulness
    of the Parts

 Prof. Dr. Markus Vinzent (History of Theology, Patristics)

  • The reception of the gospels as a practice of world adaptation
  • Purpose and relation of non-historicising and historicising early Christian narratives

 Prof. Dr. Katharina Waldner (Religious Studies)

  • Resonating presence after death? The depositio ad sanctos in late antiquity
  • The body as medium in initiation rituals (teletaí) of ancient religion

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