Bochum, Germany

Eurasian Religions in Contact 2016

when 25 July 2016 - 3 August 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks

ERiC Summer School provides a fruitful and well-established format for introducing and discussing cutting-edge research relating to the problems of studying inter-religious relations on a global scale.

The summer school will examine such diverse topics as religion, gender, media, digital humanities and material culture. Aimed at doctoral and advanced masters’-level students, ERiC encourages students from around the world to consider religious studies from multiple political and cultural standpoints, giving them the opportunity to create an international network of like-minded junior scholars.

The approach of the ERiC Summer School is historically and culturally comparative: looking at religious interaction across time as well as geography. Christian-Muslim contacts in the past give hints at current issues; Buddhism’s role as a conduit through which many ideas shifted from India to Tibet and China looks at the ties that bind in Asian history; interreligious contacts in medieval and early medieval Ethiopia foreshadow contacts and conflicts in the contemporary Horn of Africa. All such regions and histories have been the subjects of past ERiC presentations and discussions.

The ERiC Summer School is a project of the Center for Religious Studies (CERES) at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, a research project proposal, contacts of two referees and a recent curriculum vitae to (preferably via email) by 1 May 2016:

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Prof Dr Adam Knobler
Universitätsstr. 90a
44789 Bochum

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Adam Knobler

Target group

Students (advanced 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.

Credits info

For credits please ask the summer school's director.

Fee info

EUR 0: The Summer School is free of charge


Accepted students will receive a round trip ticket from their home or university to Germany, accommodations, all lunches and two dinners. The summer school is free of charge.