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

  • thomas-romer-250 Postponed - Mowinckel lecture 2020: The mysteries of the Ark of the Covenant Oct. 30, 2020 10:00 AM

    Due to corona-related travel restrictions the Mowinckel lecture and Mowinckel seminar have been postponed until the fall of 2021. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.

    The lecture will focus on the importance of the Ark (of God, of Yhwh, of the Covenant) in the Hebrew Bible and more specifically on the so-called Ark narrative in the books of Samuel.

  • thomas-romer-250 Postponed - Mowinckel Seminar: The political functions of the Abraham narrative Oct. 30, 2020 1:15 PM

    Due to corona-related travel restrictions the Mowinckel lecture and Mowinckel seminar have been postponed until the fall of 2021. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.

    The first part of the lecture proposes a brief presentation of the recent scholarly discussion about the Abraham narrative, pointing out that pre-priestly traditions can only be identified in quite a few texts, which can hardly be read as a cohesive narrative. Based on literary and historical observations.

  • book-launch-poster Luther and Philosophy - Online Seminar Nov. 6, 2020 4:00 PM

    New perspectives on Luther and Philosophy, including critical receptions of Luther and the Reformation in contemporary philosophy, has been a topic of considerable discussion over the last years.