Fellowship in the Humanities Center for Advanced Studies "Religion and Urbanity"
The Kollegforschungsgruppe (KFG, “DFG-Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities”) „Religion and Urbanity. Reciprocal Formations" at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies of the University of Erfurt (Max-Weber-Kolleg) invites applications for fellowships for the time period between WS and SS 2020/2021. Fellowships are granted for a period of 3 to 6 months. Fellows must reside in Erfurt during the fellowship period.
The KFG investigates the co-constitution and co-evolution of religion and the urban. This comprises the reciprocal processes deriving from, but also impacting on objects, architecture, and texts, as well as on narratives, imaginaries and aspirative imaginations.
The fellowships are awarded to scholars working in the Humanities, especially in the fields of History or of History of Religion (or in the fields of Sociology and Urban Studies with a focus on historical and religious developments). The KFG is financed by the German Research Foundation (FOR 2779) and directed by Prof. Dr. Susanne Rau and Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke.
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Fellows will be provided with office space including work facilities. Working languages are English and German.
The fellowships start either on October 2020 or April 2021 (beginning of the terms). Financial arrangements take the individual situation of the awardees of the fellowships into account and are based on the principle “no loss, no gain” (e.g., covering of additional costs, compensating salary reductions or payment for replacement teaching).