Religion and Urbanity: Reciprocal Formations Research Fellowships

Closing Date: 01/10/2023

Residential fellowships to undertake research projects in the field of religion and urbanity at the University of Erfurt, Germany.

The Religion and Urbanity: Reciprocal Formations Research Fellowships are offered for three to six months by the research group ‘Religion and Urbanity: Reciprocal Formations’ (FOR 2779), financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG – German Research Foundation). The research group is based at the Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien (Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies) of the University of Erfurt, Germany.

The research group ‘Religion and Urbanity’ investigates the co-constitution and co-evolution of urban and religious life, actors, institutions and imaginaries in its historical depth for cities in Europe, the Mediterranean and South Asia, from the first millennium BCE onwards. Fellowships are awarded to scholars working in the Humanities, especially in the fields of History, History of Religion or in the fields of Sociology and Urban Studies with a focus on historical and religious developments in the premodern era especially. During the second funding phase, the group will focus on processes of ‘group formation and segmentation’, ‘mercantilisation’ and ‘boundary demarcation’.

Working languages are English and German. Fellows are expected to reside in Erfurt for the period of the fellowship. They will be provided with office space including work facilities. Fellows are required to participate actively in the interdisciplinary and intercultural life of the Centre and to contribute to the weekly Religion and Urbanity colloquia.

Funding body Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG – German Research Foundation)
Maximum value Discretionary
Reference ID S25455
Category Economic and Social Research
Arts and Humanities
Fund or call Fund