Starting with April 1st 2018 the University of Vienna installed the interdisciplinary Research Centre

"Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society"

(in short: RaT) . Scientists from 7 faculties and 14 disciplines are united under the
umbrella of this Research Centre - including Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox and Islamic
theology, Jewish studies, Islam and Religious studies, social- and cultural studies, studies
of law, philosophy, and the department of education.

RaT researches the reciprocal relations between religion, religiousness and
transformation processes within the contemporary global context
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The Research Centre RaT continues the work of the correspondent research platform
which was founded as a unit of the University of Vienna in the year 2010 (2010-2018). 

 


In this category, we present our most recent publications.

Currently: "The Occult Nineteenth Century. Roots, Developments, and Impact on the Modern World", edited by Lukas Pokorny and Franz Winter, 2021.

Link to the publication.

Appel, Kurt/Deibl, Jakob: Hegel, Hölderlin e l'apertura della Gottesfrage. estetica. studi e richerche 2/2020, pp. 439-478.

Link to the publication.

 J-RaT

The new issue of JRAT (Volume 7, Issue 1) entitled "Religion and the Sense of Law" has just been published. The issue - edited by RaT members Stefan Hammer and Jakob Deibl - reflects on concepts of law determined or impacted by various currents of Abrahamitic religious traditions. The individual articles address important alternative approaches regarding the status of revelation as a source of law. Access to all articles can be found here.

 News

New Publication:

Wolfram Reiss; Robert Wurzrainer; et al.: "Vielfalt (er)leben 1. Ethik": The first volume of the new textbook series "Vielfalt (er)leben" has been approved and is already being used in ethics classes at AHS, BHS and BMS. For the first time, the book attempts to present the (intra-)religious diversity of the religious communities found in Austria and their ethical positions from the perspective of religious studies in a textbook. A sample of the book can be found here.


New Blog entries:

Die Religionswissenschaft geht in die Schule. Neues Lehrwerk für den Ethik-Unterricht mit religionswissenschaftlicher Perspektive: With the start of the current school year, ethics education in Austria has been enriched by a new textbook. Wolfram Reiss, the initiator and one of the authors of the work, reports on what is special about it and which controversial questions play a role in the design of an ethics textbook.

Die Erde – anvertrautes Gut in sicheren Händen? Klimaschutz und Umweltbewusstsein in muslimischen Lebensrealitäten: What about the attitude and commitment of Muslims to environmental protection? Ursula Fatima Kowanda-Yassin presents us with an insight into research on a pressing issue.

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Conference: Entangled Sufism in (Post-)Ottoman Europe. Cross-Disciplinary Approaches

21 23 October 2021, hybrid

The conference, organized by Cem Kara, Evelyn Reuter and Zsófia Turóczy, will take place both on site, in the Dean's Hall of the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the main building, and online. Those interested can contact Cem Kara. A detailed program of the conference can be found here.


Workshop: Doomed to Sacrifice? Existential and Phenomenological Perspectives on Sacrifice and Gender

28-29 October, 2021

The workshop, organized by Katerina Koci and Ludger Hagedorn, will take place at the IWM library (Spittelauer Lände 3). The program and the registration link can be found here.


Josef Winkler: "Who was Chaim Soutine?"
Poetry Lectureship
09 November 2021
Venue: HS 32, Main Building, University of Vienna
Registration is requested: info@poetikdozentur.at


Guest lecture: Filip Capek (Prag): When, Where and How YHWH became YHWH? Archaeology of Cult in Israel and Judah

01 December 2021

The lecture, organized by the Institute of Old Testament Science of the Faculty of Protestant Theology, will take place from 11:30-13:00 in HS 1 at Schenkenstraße 8-10. Participation is also possible digitally. Registration by mail is requested: elisabeth.oberleitner@univie.ac.at


Karl-Heinz Ott: Hölderlin Lecture
Poetry Lectureship
07 December 2021
Venue: HS 6 (Franz-König-Saal), Main Building, University of Vienna
Registration is requested: info@poetikdozentur.at

 


Workshop: Media - Memory - Affects.
Dimensions of a Theology of Culture.
10 – 11 December 2021
Venue: Faculty of Protestant Theology
The programme can be found here.


Guest lecture: Nancy Bahn: König David, Gott, und der Frosch. Aspekte des Zusammenhangs von Gottes Schöpfung und Königtum in den Psalmen und ihrer Rezeption.

11 January 2022

The lecture, organized by the Institute of Old Testament Science of the Faculty of Protestant Theology, will take place from 11:30-13:00 in HS 1 at Schenkenstraße 8-10. Participation is also possible digitally. Registration by mail is requested: elisabeth.oberleitner@univie.ac.at

 


International Conference: Parting of the Ways.
The Variegated Ways of Separation between Jews and Christians and its Consequences for Modern Jewish-Christian Dialogue.
06 09 Februar 2022
Venue: Dekanatssitzungssaal KTF and Schenkenstraße.
Registration: Please send an email to bibelwissenschaft@univie.ac.at.

You can access the programme here.


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© Silke Lapina


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