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Research Infrastructure on Religious Studies (ReIReS) is a starting community that aims to create a unique and groundbreaking research infrastructure (RI) on religious studies within the European Research Area. It joins the major European research institutions working in the domain (universities, libraries, archives, academies, research institutions, and museums) to improve the access of scholars from all over the world to the data, information and sources concerning the study of the historical and cultural influence of the plural religious heritage in the European history.

Furthermore, it joins research activities of the partners, integrating complementary scientific skills and capabilities, and it organizes networking activities for fostering a culture of co-operation between national research facilities, scientific communities, and other stakeholders including policy makers. ReIReS creates a synergy between the partners, offering a transnational and virtual access to the most significant tools and sources in the field of religious studies. This grants to the research communities the use of the major tools joint within a comprehensive infrastructure and gives to the EU a leading role in a domain, which is becoming more and more crucial for the understanding of inter-cultural dynamics and facing conflicts of our time.

Dealing with the need for an appropriate comprehension of a complex and multicultural society, ReIReS consortium works towards the improvement of the integrated services of the partners. It aims to establish a distributed RI with a sustainable plan of activities, including offering access to a wide range of high-level data and tools for advancing knowledge and innovation in the understanding of inter-religious society.

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ReIReS Workshop at the TUA May 29/30, 2018

Published on 
2.05.18

How to organize the training program of ReiRes? That is the main question for the workshop that will take place May 29th-30th at  the Theological University Apeldoorn in the Netherlands.

This first official get-together of all twelve partners of ReiReS since the kick-off meeting is essential for the success of the project.

Goal of the workshop is first to define objectives, standards and the content for a training program consisting of six  week-long schools at the locations of the TNA partners. Secondly, the workshop intends to get clearer ideas on how to disseminate the results of ReIReS, which in the project is the main task of Refo500.

For more information on the workshop, contact Herman J. Selderhuis.

Venue workshop
Theological University of Apeldoorn
Wilhelminpark 4
7316 BT  Apeldoorn, Netherlands
T general +31 55 577 5700

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ReIReS Officially Launched in Bologna

Published on 
14.04.18

The Horizon 2020 funded project “Research Infrustructure on Religious Studies” (ReIReS) held its kick-off meeting in Bologna, March 7-8, 2018. Participants from 12 European institutions from 7 countries met to discuss the project’s organisation, to learn how they can best collaborate using each other’s competences, as well as to gain insight into the further development of the project.

ReIReS is a starting community whose aim is to create a unique and groundbreaking research infrastructure on religious studies within the European Research Area.

In the vision of the 12 institutions, religion plays a key role in nowadays European Society. Shared knowledge and academic reflection can stimulate a peaceful coexistence and avoid religious illiteracy. Therefore, proper research instruments are of high importance. ReIReS will offer transnational and virtual access to the most significant tools and sources in the field of religious studies. This offer is unique, because it combines data of major European research institutions, thus offering knowledge that is of high importance not only for scholars, but also for decisionmakers. Young scholars will be trained in how to use these tools for their research. Besides, the project will work on impact on the European society as a whole, because it also aims at advancing knowledge and innovation in the understanding of inter-religious society.

The two-day meeting consisted of three elements: the establishment of the decision-making bodies, advisory bodies and executive bodies of ReIReS; the work package presentations; and the technical and administrative issues necessary to execute the project properly.

The consortium consists of the following institutions:

  1. Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII, Italy.
  2. Sofiiski Universitet Sveti Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria.
  3. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
  4. Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Italy.
  5. Universität Hamburg, Germany.
  6. Uniwersytet Warszawski, Poland.
  7. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany.
  8. École Pratique des Hautes Études, France.
  9. Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Germany.
  10. Brepols Publishers NV, Belgium.
  11. Stichting Refo500, Netherlands.
  12. Theological University of Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

ReIReS started in February 2018 and will continue three years. It has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement No 730895. Horizon 2020 is the European funding programme for research and innovation in Europe.

Image: © Fscire, Bologna.  Representatives of the participating institutions in the courtyard of Fscire, Bologna. Left to right, s.s.t.t.: Roxanne Wyns (KU Leuven), Marcello Verga (CNR), Jan Driesen (Brepols), Anna-Maria Totomanova (Uni Sofia), Claus Arnold (Uni Mainz), Karla Boersma (Refo500), Paul de Jongh (Brepols), Rudy Demo (Fscire), Michal Choptiany (Uni Warsaw), Alberto Melloni (Fscire), Marco Büchler (IEG), Chiara Palladino (IEG), Guiseppe Veltri (Uni Hamburg), Libera Pisano (Uni Hamburg), Mathijs Lamberigts (KU Leuven), Alexandra Nusser (Uni Mainz).

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