5 doctoral positions for Ph.D. projects (f/m/d)

The Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies (Max-Weber-Kolleg) at the University of Erfurt invites applications for up to:

5 doctoral positions for Ph.D. projects (f/m/d)
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In the fields of Classics, Music Didactics, North American and Modern History, Early Christianity, Religious Studies and Sociology as well as related subjects within the framework of the International Graduate School (IGS) “Resonant Self–World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices” directed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke and Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa (Erfurt) and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Spickermann and Prof. Dr. Irmtraud Fischer (Graz), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Austrian Research Foundation (FWF).

The positions are to be filled by 1 October 2022 for a period of 3 years.

The project is a cooperation between the Max-Weber-Kolleg at the University of Erfurt and the University of Graz. Participants are required to spend the second year of their participation in the programme at the cooperating university.

As an International Research Training Group, the programme’s primary language is English.

You can find more information about requirements and the application process on the website of the University of Erfurt.

Emiliano Urciuoli presents a working paper on ‚Jumping Among the Temple Towers Snapshots of an Early Christian Critique of Polytheism’s ‘Spatial Fix’‘

The paper aims to critically resort to the materialist-geographical concept of the ‘spatial fix’ for deepening understanding of the functioning of ancient Mediterranean polytheism as urban religion. In its second and main part, it focuses on a few selected samples of the early Christian critique of the polytheist production of a religious built environment in order to better foreground the spatialized character of these polemical arguments. Lastly, it touches on the major changes occurred in this polemical discourse at the time of the increasing ‘materialization’ of Christian religious space.