International Research Project: "Religious Cultures in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europe"

Project term: 2009 −2018

The international research project "Religious Cultures in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europe" has been researching the relationship between religion and the modern age since October 2009.

Under the program, sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Czech Science Fondation (Grantová agentura), dissertations and research papers evolve, which concentrate on the fields of religious change in the modern age, religion and science, religion and nation/empire, clericalism and anti-clericalism, religion and gender and urban religion.

The studies of the research projct aim to fundamentally contribute towards the clarification of the historical, religious science-related, and theological understanding of the relationship between religion and the modern age. Religious cultures and their relationships and connections with secular systems are examined in the time from the end of the 18th century, with a regional focus on Central Europe.

The international research projeckt is situated at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich and the Charles-University in Prague, the Collegium Carolinum and the Adam Mickiewicz University (Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza) in Ponzań act as cooperation partners. Professors and lecturers from the disciplines of history, catholic theology, protestant theology, Jewish Studies and religious studies are involved. The program offers colloquia and methodical courses on a regular basis, an annual summer school, a semester abroad in Prague as well as close supervision and support.