Tagged: Theory

Introducing the UrbRel glossary

In January 2022, the UrbRel group was successfully evaluted by the German Research Foundation (DFG). As a result, we will continue to work for a second funding phase. Until 2026, We will further develop and apply the UrbRel research programme, exploring the mutual formation of religion and urbanity as a fruitful perspective for the history of religion and urban history. The UrbRel glossary recapitulates reflections and theoretical tools from our discussions of the past years.

Citification and Its Contents – What I owe to Robert A. Orsi

The title of this post is an outspokenly playful plagiarism of the English translation of Freud’s Das Unbehagen in der Kultur (1930), i.e., “Civilization and Its Discontents”. Likewise, the story of my developing spatial-critical approach to the historical study of urban religion can be said to have started with a plagiarism. What is a plagiarism, though? And is it so bad?

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