Bochum, Germany

Eurasian Religions in Contact 2015

when 20 July 2015 - 28 July 2015
duration 2 weeks

Taking a broadly global approach to religious interactions, the ERiC Summer School of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg (KHK) at CERES examines the theme "Eurasian Religions in Contact".

Alongside research on the ground, young researchers will have the opportunity to present their own research and receive constructive feedback from their peers and together with internationally renowned scholars.

Applicants are requested to submit their applications online as well as the following documents:
- a description of the current research project,
- CV and a statement explaining the motivation for applying and your
expectation how you might benefit from the summer school,
- and the names and contact details of two referees.

The application form is online under

Referees must send their references directly to the director of the summer school, Prof. Dr. Adam Knobler (

Applicants are responsible for the timely submission of their references. Extended deadline for applications is 23 March 2015 (day of postmark).

Course leader

Prof. Adam Knobler

Target group

Students (graduates, PhD-students) of Religious Studies (Scientific Study of Religion), History of Religions, Classics, Medieval Studies, Area Studies (Oriental Studies, Jewish Studies, Islamic Studies, Buddhist Studies, Hindu Studies, East Asian Studies, Central Asian Studies, South Asian Studies), Archeology, Theologies, Philosophy, Sociology

Course aim

The general aim of the school is to translate and transmit the research of this theme conducted by senior scholars into knowledge which benefits junior researchers. The ERiC Summer School offers advanced student of graduate standing working on topics of religious interaction the opportunity to explore important questions for studying religious contacts.

Two specific goals guide the work of ERiC:
1. Provide and assess exemplary case studies of intra- and inter-religious encounters in Eurasia (which may be extended to include Africa or the colonial Americas) without limitation regarding specific disciplines, timelines, and geographical frame;
2. Discuss current theoretical frameworks and critical approaches to the study of religious encounters from comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Credits info

For credits please ask the summer school's director.

Fee info

EUR 0: No fees.


The Käte Hamburger Kolleg and the Ruhr University Bochum offer a limited number of scholarships to attend the summer school. As part of this scholarship, we will cover your travel expenses and accommodation and provide some provisions. However, intereste