Presentation of UNIC-RESCUe: European Research Network for Religion Society and Culture

11/12/2023 10:00 - 11/12/2023 11:30

The introductory session of the conference "New approaches to the Crossroads of Religion, Society and Culture in "Super-Diverse" Cities open for a wider audience

11th of December 10.00-11.30 (CET) online

The  conference (-> see the event pagewill focus on trans-disciplinary studies on the field of religiosity and its incidence in social, political, cultural, or educational dynamics in super-diverse cities. Its two-day Virtual Conference aims to present the structure, aims, and main events of the network, apart from introducing the involved international research groups and their research lines.

The introductory session presents the network and some research approaches for the study of the intersection between religion, society, and culture in European metropolis.


10:00-11:30 Welcome and Presentation of UNIC-RESCUe: European Research Network for Religion Society and Culture

- Welcoming and introduction: Hanna Roose, Dean of Protestant Theology and Daniel Jara J., research associate, Protest Theology, Ruhr University Bochum 

- Welcoming and presentation of UNIC Network: Kornelia Freitag, Vice Rector for academic affairs, Ruhr University Bochum

- Engaged Research as a methodological approach: Marco Aperti, Erasmus University Rotterdam, UNIC4ER coordinator

- Current UNIC research and teaching projects:

Marius de Byl, Catholic Theology, Ruhr University Bochum; UNIC Research Seminars for postgraduate students

Martin Radermacher, CERES; Ruhr University Bochum; UNIC-DiSCO project "Dignified Spaces in Post-Industrial Cities"

Daniel Jara J., Protestant Theology, Ruhr University Bochum, UNIC Research Seminar series for all students

This session is part of the virtual conference "“New Research Approaches to the Crossroads of Religion, Society and Culture in ‘Super-Diverse’ Cities” and can be visited separately  from the conference.  

Coordination: Faculty of Protestant Theology and CERES - Center for religious Studies, Ruhr University Bochum  



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