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Research at the Institute of Religious Studies


Current Research Projects

Professor Susanne Gödde

Professor Susanne Gödde & Dr Sebastian Zerhoch

  • DFG project: Opfernarrative im antiken Griechenland: Rituelle Praxis, kulturelle Metaphorik, moderne Theorie ('Sacrifice in Ancient Greece: Ritual, Metaphor, Theory')

Dr Emrys Schlatter



 

Completed Research Projects (2000 to present)

Professor Susanne Gödde

  • Initiative funding (Freie Universität Berlin) for the proposed project Opfernarrative im antiken Griechenland: Rituelle Praxis und kulturelle Metaphorik (grant proposal), Jan.–Oct. 2017
  • Topoi, transitional funding for the proposed Topoi-group Aitiologie der Kultur ('The Aetiology of Culture'): Autochthonie und Migration: antike Gründungsmythen im Spiegel der modernen Mythenforschung ('Autochthony and Migration: Ancient Foundation Myths and Modern Interpretations'), Nov. 2017–Dec. 2018

PD Dr. Susanne Lanwerd

  • Die Kategorie 'Geschlecht' in der Religionswissenschaft ('The Categorie of Gender in Religious Studies'; Berliner Programm zur Förderung der Chancengleichheit von Frauen in Forschung und Lehre), completed in September 2007 (further information in German >>)

Professor Almut Renger

  • FU Innovationsfonds: Masters and Disciples, completed in August 2016

Professor Renate Schlesier

  • SFB 644, TP B 8: Der differente Gott: Konstruktionen des Dionysos in der Moderne ('The Different God: Constructions of Dionysus in Modernity')

Sub-project 1: Religionshistorische Konstruktionen des Dionysos und die moderne Kultur ('Religio-historical Constructions of Dionysus and Modern Culture') (further information in German >>)

Sub-project 2: Literarische Konstruktionen des modernen Dionysos ('Literary Constructions of the Modern Dionysus') (further information in German >>)

Sub-project 1: Poeta Creator as Poeta Doctus: Transformations of Inspiration in Modernity (Professor Renate Schlesier)

Sub-project 2: Inspiration, Language Mysticism, and Transpersonalism (Hans Stauffacher, MA, and Cornelia Temesvári, MA)

Sub-project 3: Clerical Concepts of Inspiration and Authorship: On Current Questions in Medieval Studies (Dr Beatrice Trinca)

  • SFB 447, TP A7: Ritual und Risiko. Zur Performativität des Spiels zwischen Kulturanthropologie, Religion und Kunst ('Ritual and Risk: The Performativity of Play Between Cultural Anthropology, Religion, and Art'), completed in December 2010

Sub-project 1: The Risks of Ritualism: Ancient and Modern Anthropology Between Scholarship and Art

Sub-project 2: Play and Risk in Theories of Ritual in the Anthropology of Religion

Sub-project 3: The Maze as a Scope and Playground in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Ages

  • BMBF project: Theater und Fest in der Antike ('Theatre and Festivals in Antiquity'), completed in June 2009

Professor Hartmut Zinser

  • DFG project: Götter im Exil ('Gods in Exile'), completed 2016
  • VW-Foundation: Vom Imperialmuseum zum Kommunikationszentrum? Zur neuen Rolle des Museums als Schnittstelle zwischen Wissenschaft und nicht-westlichen Gesellschaften ('From Imperial Museum to a Centre of Communication? The New Role of Museums as a Meeting Point Between Academia and Non-Academic Communities), completed in October 2000 (further information in German >>)
  • DFG project: Religiöse Polysemantiken im Kontext. Yoginiverehrung in Nord- und Zentralindien in Geschichte und Gegenwart (Religious Polysemy in Context: Past and Present Yogini-Worship in Northern and Central India), completed in September 2008

 


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