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Rainer Alisch

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
History of Political Ideas

Ihnestraße 24, 14195 Berlin

Mobile+49 173 2493575
Emailalisch@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageRainer Alisch

Areas of Expertise

  • Theology and National Socialism
  • Political philosophies of the Weimar Republic and National Socialism
  • Reception of Heidegger
  • Political philosophies of digital capitalism


Dr. Matthias Blum
Privatdozent

Department of Education and Psychology / Anthropology and Education
Department of History and Cultural Studies / Catholic Theology

Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 652 07
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 540 74
Emailmatthias.blum@fu-berlin.de
HomepagePD. Dr. Matthias Blum

Areas of Expertise

  • History of Christian anti-Judaism and its reappraisal
  • Bible films and the image of Christ in film
  • Jewish-Christian dialog
  • Holocaust education
  • Anti-Semitism in the history of education


Dr. Hansjörg Dilger
Professor of Social Anthropology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Landoltweg 9-11, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 565 05
Emailhansjoerg.dilger@berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger

Areas of Expertise

  • Anthropology of religion, especially Pentecostal churches and Islam in Africa
  • Christian-Muslim relations
  • Migration and religion
  • Medical anthropology (in particular HIV / AIDS, international health policies, migration and health)
  • Research on masculinity and kinship
  • Anthropology of education and learning in East Africa
  • Regional: Eastern and Southern Africa (especially Tanzania and South Africa)
  • Context of migration


Dr. Rainer Kampling
Professor of Catholic Theology

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Catholic Theology

Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 530 05
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 540 74
Emailrainer.kampling@fu-berlin.de
HomepageUniv.-Prof. Dr. Rainer Kampling

Areas of Expertise

  • The Bible
  • Ecumenism
  • Jewish-Christian dialogue
  • Catholicism and anti-Semitism
  • History of Christian anti-Judaism
  • Christian holidays in the church year
  • Theology and the arts


Dr. Anja Middelbeck-Varwick
Professor of Catholic Theology

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Catholic Theology

Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 547 94
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 540 74
Emailmiddelbe@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Anja Middelbeck-Varwick

Areas of Expertise

  • Christian-Islamic dialogue
  • Church teaching


Dr. Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann
Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Philosophy
History of Philosophy

Habelschwerdter Allee 30, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 513 30
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 555 10
Emailschmibig@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann

Areas of Expertise

  • History of philosophy and philology in the early modern period
  • Borderline issues in philosophy and theology
  • Controversial theology in Christian denominations
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Philosophy of history
  • History of metaphysics
  • History of political philosophy
  • Concept of “topics”
  • History of the Christian Kabbalah
  • History of political theology


Dr. Alexander Schunka
Professor of History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Friedrich Meinecke Institute of History
Early Modern History

Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 581 02
Emailalexander.schunka@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Alexander Schunka

Areas of Expertise

  • Early modern history
  • History of religion
  • Cultural history
  • German history
  • European history
  • British history
  • Historical research on migration / historical research on mobility
  • History of cultural transfer / exchange processes (e.g., Christianity / Islam)
  • History of resources (water)


Dr. Shabo Talay
Professor of Semitic Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Seminar for Semitic and Arabic Studies
Semitic Studies

Fabeckstraße 23-25, Berlin 14195

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 603 63
Emailshabo.talay@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Shabo Talay

Areas of Expertise

  • Semitic languages
  • Arabic and Arabic dialectology (i.e., Syria, Iraq, Turkey)
  • Aramaic languages in the Near East and in Europe
  • Oriental Christians, past and present
  • Christian-Muslim coexistence in the Near East
  • Ethnic group of Arameans, Assyrians, Chaldeans
  • Coexistence of Kurds and Syrian-Aramaic Christians (Turkey, Syria, Iraq)


Dr. Jochen Töpfer

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute for East European Studies
Division of Sociology

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 505 95
Emailjochen.toepfer@fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Jochen Töpfer

Areas of Expertise

  • Social, political, and economic aspects of the processes in Eastern Europe
  • Southeastern Europe / former Yugoslavia
  • Privatization
  • Informality and neo-feudalism
  • Parties and political elites in transformation
  • Transboundary cooperation in border regions of the EU
  • Religion and society
  • Religion and politics


Dr. Claudia Ulbrich
Professor of History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Early Modern History and Gender History
DFG Research Group “Self-Narratives in Transcultural Perspective”

Koserstr. 20, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 543 81
Emailulbrich@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageUniv.-Prof. Dr. Claudia Ulbrich

Areas of Expertise

  • Research on transcultural self-testimony, autobiography theory
  • Gender history
  • Christian-Jewish relations in the early modern period


Dr. Hartmut Zinser
Professor of the Scientific Study of Religion

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute for the Scientific Study of Religion

Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 550 18
Phone (Home)+49 30 8237176
Emailzinser@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Hartmut Zinser

Areas of Expertise

  • Christian fundamentalism
  • Sects
  • Christianity
  • Ethics
  • Systematic study of religions
  • European religious history since the French Revolution
  • Genealogical religions
  • Roman religious history
  • Myths and their theories
  • Ancient Christianity
  • Religion and war
  • Religious terrorism