Research

Major success for researchers of the faculty: The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved funding for two new research training groups (RTG) in fall 2022. This means that the DFG is providing around 8,6 million euros of funding for young researchers at FAU who are completing doctoral degrees i...

Academic freedom is a universal human right. However, almost two out of five people worldwide live in countries where academic freedom has been increasingly restricted over the past ten years, including Brazil, India, Cameroon, Russia, Thailand, and the USA. This is indicated by the Academic Freedom...

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.

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. 

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. 

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...