News & Events


News & Religious Studies in the Media

  • Lukas Pokorny on Korean Won Buddhism in Kathpress.
  • Birgit Heller on the practical relevance of liberal-arts-oriented thanatology @ humanpoint.org.
  • The Department of Religious Studies, in cooperation with VHS Wiener Urania, runs a series of lectures on "Religions in Past, Present, and Future." See the upcoming lectures, here.
  • You can now follow the Department on Twitter!  


New Publications

  • Birgit Heller's new article "Beziehungen zwischen Diesseits und Jenseits – Vom Sozialcharakter des Todes in religiös-kulturellen Traditionen und in der Moderne [Relationships between This World and the Hereafter: On the Social Character of Death in Religio-cultural Traditions and Modernity]" is now published in  sozialpolitik.ch. Vol. 1 (2017): Sterben und Tod, eds. Marina Richter and Michael Nollert, 1–21.
  • Karl Baier's new article "NS-Mystik und militanter Zen. Die Geschichte einer Konvergenz am Beispiel Graf Dürckheims [National Socialist Mysticism and Militant Zen: The History of a Convergence Focussing on Count Dürckheim]" is now published in Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft 25/1 (2017): 90–132. 
  • Sarah Kuhn's monograph Monsters or Bearers of Life-Giving Powers? Trans-Religious Migrations of Ancient Western Asian Symbolism. With a Foreword by Lokesh Chandra plus 50 full color illustrations is now published (New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Co-Published: D. K. Printworld).