Global History of Religions: Perspectives for the Comparison of Religions


Workshop of the Institute for the Study of Religions in coop. with RaT, 28-29/07/2022

Venue: Conference room of the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Catholic Theology, University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1, Stiege 8, 2nd floor

Registration: free of charge until 25 July at

Link to the poster.

Lecture Series "Moments of Austrian-Islamic Contact"


organised by the Sigmund Freud Private University &
the Interdisciplinary Research Centre Islam and Muslims in Europe
Summer term 2022, Thursdays from 5.30-7 p.m.

Further information can be found here.

Religious Diversity in the 1920s and 1930s


1-2 July 2022
Deadline for participation (without own paper): 29.05.2022
Venue: Stephansplatz 3/ 3rd floor, Vienna (under current hygiene regulations)
Registration and enquiries: Magistra A. Katzian (

The workshop will take place in cooperation with the DVRW-AK RelPol. The AK invites all interested parties who work in this field to present a paper during the workshop. Based on the regulations of the DVRW, it is thankfully possible to financially support young researchers who are members of the DVRW. In case of broader interest, the option of publishing the contributions is envisaged. Finally, the organisers are trying - as far as possible - to provide further resources.   

Link to the programme.

(In)Visibility and Making Visible: Science and Occultism around 1900


Lecture by Jonas Staehelin
17 June 2022, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Venue: NIG HS 3B, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna
Link to the flyer.

Disenchantment and Enchantment: Issues of the Modern and the Secular


Workshop with Dr. Julian Strube
18 June 2022, 10 - 4 pm
Venue: Schenkenstr. 8-10, 1. OG., SR 5
Registration at

Religious Experience, Secular Reason and Politics around 1945


Friday 17 June 2022, 9 am - 6 pm and Saturday 18 June 2022, 9 am - 1 pm
Hybrid mode: Participation is possible on site in the "Sitzungssaal des Dekanats" as well as via video streaming
Registration at:
Further information can be found here.

Workshop on Fichte's Transcendental Logic


Reading workshop with Alexander Schnell
10 June 2022, 3-6.30 p.m.
Location: RaT Research Centre, Schenkenstraße 8-10, 1010 Vienna
Registration at:

The basis for the reading is the second lecture on Transcendental Logic from 1812, published by Immanuel Hermann Fichte as early as 1834, entitled " Vom Unterschiede zwischen der Logik und der Philosophie selbst, als Grundriss der Logik und Einleitung in die Philosophie". In this lecture, Fichte gives an introduction to the logical principles of his Wissenschaftslehre in relation to the pure concepts of cognition. In a critical discussion with Kant, he determines the image as the basic concept of his logic and as the unity of Anschauung and Begriff. The course will focus on the reading of selected passages from the second logic lectures, on the basis of which Fichte's understanding of logic, transcendental logic and philosophy, as well as Fichte's conception of concept, judgement and conclusion will be discussed.

Religions and Sexuality


Symposium of the Austrian Society for the Scientific Study of Religions (ÖGRW)
10-11 June 2022
Venue: Kleiner Festsaal of the University of Vienna
Further information can be found here.



Workshop with David Dusenbury, James Dodd, and Martin Koci

3 June 2022, 9.30 – 12 am

Venue: SR1, Faculty of Theology, Schenkenstraße 8, 1010 Vienna,

organised by Katerina Koci, supported by RaT.

The link to the poster can be found here.

The link to the programm can be found here.

Book presentation "Judaism for Dummies" by Gerhard Langer


25 May 2022, 6.00 pm, Hybrid event
Venue: Aula on the Campus of the University of Vienna, Spitalgasse 2-4, Courtyard 1.11, 1090 Vienna

Link to the programme.



VDTR Open Research Days - in cooperation with RaT
23-24 May 2022
The Open Research Days offer all those who are interested in interdisciplinary theological and religious research questions the opportunity to gain insights into various current research fields and to exchange ideas with others. The lectures will be given by junior researchers of the VDTR as well as by RaT members.
You can find the programme here.

Christian Lehnert

"Auf der Schwelle. Von Religion und Poesie"


Poetics lectures: 5 April | 26 April | 10 May | 24 May 2022
Tuesdays 7 p.m., Vienna University Main Building: Lecture Hall 6.

The poet and theologian Christian Lehnert seeks out thresholds in four lectures. At the borders of language, he explores the kinship of poetic and religious search movements into the unsaid. The silencing of God on the cross and the opposing idea of creation as a linguistic event form the points of reference from which Christianity appears as a linguistic force that can never remain in what is said.

More information can be found here.

Subtle Energies. Explorations within Holistic Healing and Spirituality


28 - 30 April 2022, University of Vienna
This three-day (in-person) conference aims to explore modern concepts revolving around the notion of subtle energy. It focuses on two major themes: On the one hand, practices and interpretations of energy healing, and, on the other hand, concepts of kuṇḍalinī within modern yoga and transpersonal psychology. Furthermore, it features contributions on the role of subtle energies in transnational exchanges, tantric traditions, gender discourses, nationalist movements, nationalist and life reform movements, UFO cults, martial arts, and eco-spirituality.

More information can be found here.