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 ContractorKristine Iara, David Garbin, Constanze Graml, Jens-Uwe Hartmann, Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko, Marian Burchardt, Konstantin Akinsha, Cristiana Facchini, Benno Werlen, Maurizio Isabella , Christina Williamson, Sanjay Srivastava, Vanina Kopp, Richard Lim, Katharina Mersch, Katalin Szende, Judith Thissen, Nimrod Luz, Zoë Opacic, Nora Lafi, Ranjeeta Dutta, Anna Sun, Jacques Lévy, Margit Kern, Joachim Trezib, Meera Dass, Francesca Fulminante.   

Beatrice Renzi is an associate fellow of the group and Carmen González Gutiérrez is an associate member of the KFG. 

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


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