This blog considers the mutual formation of urbanity and religion from antiquity to the present. It focuses on specific case studies, like Mediterranean cities of the ancient world, early modern political and religious centres or modern Indian towns, but it also introduces more wide-ranging, theoretical investigations.

The blog is connected to the DFG-funded Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies “Religion and Urbanity: Reciprocal Formations” (FOR 2779). The group is based at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies of the University of Erfurt, Germany.

The group consists of

Jörg Rüpke

Susanne Rau

Martin Fuchs

Emiliano Rubens Urciuoli

Asuman Lätzer-Lasar

Simone Wagner

Elisa Iori

Sara Keller 

Diana Püschel 

and Martin Christ, who also manages this blog. 

Our currnet and past fellows are: Pralay Kanungo, Rana Behal, Martina Stercken, Harry O. Maier, Cecilia Ames, Supriya Chaudhuri, Qudsiya Contractor, Kristine Iara, David Garbin, Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko and Marian Burchardt.

For further information, see also: https://www.uni-erfurt.de/en/max-weber-kolleg/projects/research-groups/religion-and-urbanity-reciprocal-formations/