Kommende Veranstaltungen


YouBeOn Map Release

26 January 2023, 6 pm

Venue: Brick-15, Herklotzgasse 21, 1150 Vienna

Release-party of the digital YouBeOn Map, developed by the research project Young Believers Online – mapping on- and offline identifications of urban religious youth (Astrid Mattes, Christoph Novak, Miriam Haselbacher, Katharina Limacher). During the evening, the digital map, representing religious lifeworlds on- and offline, will be officially presented. Additionally, the researchers will give a brief overview on selected findings from the project. Afterwards, there will be a chance to socialise during live music, snacks and drinks.

For more information click here.

Please register at youbeon@oeaw.ac.at.

RaT Workshop "Religious Exits: Transformative Trajectories and Transitions into Alternative Worlds”

31 January 2023

The members of the RaT research centre organise an internal workshop entitled "Religious Exits: Transformative Trajectories and Transitions into Alternative Worlds" on 31 January 2023. The topic is currently the research focus of the centre.

Our point of departure is the consideration that religions claim to transcend immanent world orders, i.e. experiences that can be classified in the individually and collectively determinable spatiotemporal categories of the everyday world. By means of leaving immanent orders, however, not only everyday experiences are transcended, but also exits from world orders are found that include the religious subject in existing symbolic and social world orders. In this way, religion can contain an exit strategy in which the subject creates alternative places (of refuge), thereby overcoming firmly established limitations and opening up new worlds of imagination. Of course, religious practices are themselves ambivalent in this respect: on the one hand, they can prevent possible creative exits from established orders, but on the other hand, they can also radically open them up, insofar as the world of transcendence neither contains a definitively fixed territory nor an immovable order of time.

Masterclass und Vorträge mit John S. Kloppenborg und Jens Schröter

27. Februar 2023 

Venue: Dekanat, Universitätsring 1 (Stiege 8, 2. Stock)

Mit John S. Kloppenborg (Universität Toronto) und Jens Schröter (Humboldt Universität Berlin) darf die VDTR (Vienna Doctoral School of Theology and Research on Religion) zwei international renommierte Experten auf dem Gebiet des frühen Christentums respektive der Religionen der mediterranen Antike willkommen heißen.


Die beiden Mitglieder des Scientific Advisory Boards der VDTR bieten anlässlich ihres Wienbesuches eine Masterclass an, die sich hauptsächlich an Doktorand*innen richtet. Das Programm der Masterclass finden sie hier. Wenn Sie an der Masterclass teilnehmen möchten, bitten wir bis zum 10. Februar 2023 um Anmeldung an contact.vdtr@univie.ac.at.


Am Abend gibt es für alle Interessierten die Gelegenheit, zwei öffentlichen Vorträgen beizuwohnen:

John S. Kloppenborg: The Cult of Christus in Civic Space

Jens Schröter: Anthropology and a Letter: The Image of the Human Being in Paul’s Letter to the Romans and the Purpose of the Writing

Die beiden Vorträge finden in englischer Sprache von 17.30 bis 19.00h im Dekanatssaal der Katholisch-Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Wien, Universitätsring 1 (Stiege 8, 2. Stock) statt. Im Anschluss gibt es einen Ausklang am Buffet. Aus organisatorischen Gründen würden wir uns auch hier über eine Anmeldung an contact.vdtr@univie.ac.at freuen.

Interdisciplinary Symposium "Spaces of Memory"

16-17 March 2023

Venue: Dekanatssitzungssaal, Universitätsring 1, Stiege 8, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna

The speakers at the symposium will include professors and researchers of various disciplines both from Vienna and internationally, as well as the world filmmakers, most significantly Amos Gitai. We will begin by reflecting on the meanings of memory and space, in political, theological, political, historical and cinematic contexts. The presentations will be followed by the Q&A and the panel discussion. The second day of the symposium, "In conversation with…”, will host primarily the prominent filmmakers, including Andrei A. Tarkovskij, and the experts from the field of film, media and religion, who will continue to explore the relationship between filmic space, memory, time and the “cinema prayer”. The second day will be an opportunity for a lively discussion with the filmmakers.

The Symposium forms a part of the FWF Lise Meitner Project Reframing Space: Film as History led by Dr. Milja Radovic.  

For more information click here.

Please register at: milja.radovic@univie.ac.at