Upcoming events

Diplomand*innen-, Dissertant*innen- und Habilitand*innenseminar "Das Subjekt der Geschichte II" (SoSe2021)

Kurt Appel and Jakob Deibl organize this summer semester's seminar for those who write dissertations and habilitations. The seminar carries the title "The subject of History II" and the program can be downloaded here.



Religion and Politics

Religion – understood as both a part of individual identities and of religious communities – impacts social life as well as politics. In Austria, this relationship finds different expressions, from legal regulations of recognition for some religions to the use of religious traditions in symbolic politics or religious engagement in civil society. This lecture intends to shed light on the diverse aspects of the politics-religion-relation from a political science perspective.


Religion and Politics

Sieglinde Rosenberger, deputy speaker of RaT, invites researchers and experts to speak on topics such as current challenges for the law on religion, the politicisation of Islam and the role of religion in policies of integration. The lecture takes place on Tuesdays, from 4:45 to 6:15pm - in hybrid format! If you would like to participate online, please register via email to josephine.lindemann@univie.ac.at.

The link to the livestream will be shown on this website shortly.

Focus on Interreligious Dialogue

Lecture Project "Judaism – Christianity – Islam: Inter- and Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Interreligious Dialogue of the Three Abrahamic Religions"

The Research Centre „Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society" will specifically focus on interreligious dialogue between the three Abrahamic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam during the winter semester 2020. Within this framework, RaT will cooperate with the Faculty of Catholic Theology, the Faculty of Protestant Theology, the Institute for Jewish Studies, the Department of Islamic-Theological Studies, and the Kardinal König Foundation.

The goal of this focus is to give insights into fundamental questions in interreligious dialogue, to find out about possibilities and challenges in interreligious dialogue, and to make interreligious competencies at the University of Vienna visible.

Lecture and Tutorial

Judaism - Christianity - Islam

Inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives on interreligious dialogue between the Abrahamic religions

The lecture series "Judaism – Christianity – Islam: inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives on interreligious dialogue of the three Abrahamic religions" constitutes the core of this project. It will take place between October 6, 2020 and January 26, 2021 on Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8pm in lecture hall 6 at the University of Vienna. There will also be a tutorial from 8:15 until 9:45 in seminar room 7 to enlarge upon the lecture contents.

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Further lectures

Cross-faculty lectures with interreligious focus

Professors of the collaborating faculties focus on specific aspects of interreligious dialogue in their lectures. Access the full list here.

Additional program

Café Abraham: Interreligious encounter

Café Abraham offers additional events that allow participants to engage in interreligious dialogue. More information can be found on this website.

More information

For more information please do not hesitate to contact regina.polak@univie.ac.at.