Research news and events

Research news

  • christ-and-angels-monastery-of-st-antony-660 A thousand years of Egyptian Christianity under the magnifying glass Mar. 20, 2020 12:48 PM

    In the past, scholars have often considered apocryphal writings in Coptic as a relatively marginal phenomenon in Egyptian Christianity. However, there is much to suggest that these writings were of great importance to the Christian population of Egypt. A new research project will shed new light on nearly 1,000 years of dramatic changes in Egyptian religion and society.

  • muslim-pilgrims-praying-ajvatovica-photo-sara-kuehn-660 Growing number of Muslim pilgrims in Europe June 15, 2018 4:21 PM

    Pilgrimages have become more popular all over the world in recent years. New pilgrimage sites are emerging and in Europe Muslims and Christians are visiting each other’s pilgrimage sites.

  • sidonshekelfig-15a-507 Small coin, big politics Dec. 21, 2016 2:59 PM

    Situated on the coast of present-day Lebanon, the ancient Phoenician city-state of Sidon was in the middle of the crossfire between the Persians, Greeks and Egyptians. A small lump of metal became an important part of their political and economic balancing act.

Research events

  • migration A webinar on migration, (non)citizenship, race and belonging Apr. 19, 2021 3:30 PM

    Migration challenges what it means to be a member and who is entitled to call themselves citizens. Migration, however, also challenges what it means to claim rights and what kind of human, social and legal dignity mobile people are in their right to claim.

  • njinga Trial lecture Meshack Edward Njinga Apr. 30, 2021 10:15 AM

    Title to be announced

  • njinga Digital public defence: Meshack Edward Njinga Apr. 30, 2021 12:00 PM

    Meshack Edward Njinga will defend his doctoral dissertation: “The Kingdom of God and the Poor: The Bible Reading of the Economically Underprivileged Christians in Tanzania”, for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) at the Faculty of Theology.