Studying the doctrinal features of religious beliefs or examining the relation between a religious community and a social, economic, cultural and political framework at a specific historical moment in fact requires an acquaintance with a plural and highly diversified set of sources. The study of these sources requires the use of cross-disciplinary methodologies that make it possible to account for the specific features of each individual historical document. Through its access policy, ReIReS provides young scholars with a programme of training activities that enables them to become acquainted with the skills required by historical-religious studies in terms of methodological, historical and linguistic knowledge, as well as scholarly contributions coming from other disciplines.
ReIReS makes it possible to train a new generation of scholars and to prepare them to develop groundbreaking research.
ReIReS initiates, improves and professionalizes the training of scholars that make use of ReIReS’ervices, and trains them to train others to the same approach. The trainings also aims to collect the user’s feedback and to share them among the partners of the consortium.
Teaching activites include:
- the development and support of new e-learning tools.
- the training to store, analyse and share digital data.
- make scholars familiar with special, unknown or remote collections.
- support for students and young post-doctoral researchers to take part in the training activities by offering grants for training and travel.
- the organisation and promotion of the exchange of existing skills and knowledge in order to use this for training purposes.
ReIReS will offer six week-long schools on various topics and six three-day courses on digital humanities and historical religious studies.
The teaching materials produced for each week-long workshop will be available on this project website according to the general policy of open access of ReIReS in order to allow their re-use by other scholars.
In this stage of the project and since ReIReS is a starting community, therefore scholars from the consortium will be invited to the schools and training. However, and since ReIReS is working on sustainability, each school and course is open to max. five scholars from outside the consortium. They will pay a participation fee of € 395.00.
All schools and courses will meet the common objectives and standards, and will also work on specific goals.
Six week-long schools
- Uni Mainz: 23th – 28th of September 2018.
- EPHE Paris: 18-23 February 2019.
- University Sophia: last week of September 2019.
- KU Leuven: February 2020.
- University of Hamburg: May/June 2020.
- Fscire Bologna: September 2020.
Six three-days courses
WP5 is working on the ReIReS training program, lead by the Theological University of Apeldoorn. Other partners involved are FSCIRE, Uni Sofia, KU Leuven, CNR, UNIWARSAW, JGU Mainz, IEG, Brepols , Refo500, EPHE and Uni Hamburg.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Herman J. Selderhuis, Theological University of Apeldoorn.