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On October 12, 2021, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Bronfen was ceremonially awarded an honorary doctorate in Philosophy. Dean of the Faculty Prof. Dr. Rainer Trinczek presented her with the certificate and honoured the English Studies researcher’s achievements in science, science communication and of course at the Faculty of Humanities at FAU, with which she has been in close collaboration for decades.

Category: International, Research

Congratulations to Christina-Maria Wiesner! A graduate student in the Master’s programme of Archaeology, she has received the student prize of the German Society for Pre- and Protohistory (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, DGUF) for her Master’s thesis. The study award honours special achievements by students and thus aims to promote young academics. 

Category: Research, Study

Chinese Fengshui, ritual magic in Germany, Vodun in West Africa, or kabbalah ma´asit in Israel: practices aimed at predicting, controlling, and manipulating life events can be found almost everywhere. A research group at by FAU is now investigating and comparing these esoteric practices in a large-scale interdisciplinary project. 

Category: International, Research

The faculty is pleased to welcome Dr. Andre Pittig who has been professor for translational Psychotherapy at the Institute of Psychology since May. He comes from Würzburg university, where he was head of the research group “Cognitive Control in the Context of Stress and Health” and received the rese...

Category: Research

Together with the Leibnitz Institute for Media Research, a team at the Chair of Educational Science led by Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kammerl is researching how digital media change the way children grow up. The project “Sozialisation in einer sich wandelnden Medienumgebung – ConKids” (approximated: socialisation in a changing media environment) is now entering its second phase funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Category: Research

Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology! Winter term 2021/22 officially starts on 18 October, and planning is underway. Regardless of whether you are an “Ersti” beginning your studies or already in a higher semester: The individual programmes, institutes and service institutions of the faculty are here to support you.

Category: Study

The virtual XXV. Congress of the German Society for Philosophy with the title “The True, the Good and the Beautiful” will be taking place at FAU from September 5th to September 9th, 2021. Internationally renowned experts will be giving lectures about this topic as well as virtually all fields and periods of philosophy. Attendance is free, registration required.

Category: Events, Research