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Please note that the Department’s Administrative Officer, Dagmar Hofko, is on sick leave for an indefinite time. Urgent queries may be sent to Agnes Leyrer.

  • The Department is grateful for having received a generous book donation on a wide array of subjects pertaining to the alternative religious panorama as covered by our Quellenbibliothek from the Division of World-View Related Issues of the Viennese Archdiocese.
  • Call for Papers: The volume From Syncretism to Hybridity: Transformations in African-derived American Religions in the peer-reviewed series JRaT (Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society) is planned for late 2021 / early 2022, with a focus on religious change in the field of African-derived Religions in the Americas. Edited by Bettina Schmidt (Cardiff) and Hans Gerald Hödl (Vienna). Deadline for abstracts is November 1st, 2020, deadline for contributions is July 1st, 2020.
  • The Department congratulates Marie-Therese Steidl for her successful graduation in Religious Studies with an M.A. thesis on Wie oben, so unten? Begründungsversuche der modernen westlichen Astrologie [As Above, So Below? Explanatory Attempts of Modern Western Astrology], supervised by Karl Baier.
  • Our graduates have followed interesting and engaging careers. You can find their stories here.
  • You can now follow the Department on Twitter!  


New Publications

  • Lukas Pokorny: "The Unificationist Funerary Tradition." In: Religions, 11.5 (2020): 1–14.
  • Human-Friedrich Unterrainer:
    1. et al., "The Relationship Between Existential Well-Being and Mood-Related Psychiatric Burden in Indian Young Adults with Attachment Deficits: A Cross Cultural Validation Study." In: BMC Psychology 8.21 (2020).
    2. et. al., "Facets of Shame are Differently Expressed in Dermatological Disease: A Prospective Observational Study." In: British Journal of Dermatology (2020).
    3. et al., "Pinpointing Neural Correlates of Attachment in Poly-drug Use: A Controlled Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study." In: Frontiers in Neuroscience (2020).
    4. and J. Fuchshuber, "Childhood Trauma, Personality and Substance Use Disorder: The Development of a Neuropsychoanalytic Addiction Model." In: Frontiers in Psychiatry (2020).
    5. et al., "The Relationship between Skin Shame, Psychological Distress and Quality of Life in Patients with Psoriasis: A Pilot Study." In: Acta Dermato-Venerologica (2020).
  • Joseph Chadwin. "Overt and Covert Buddhism: The Two Faces of University-Based Buddhism in Beijing." In: Religions, 11.3 (2020): 1–18.