The 2- to 4-day workshops with 10 to 18 participants make possible intense discussions of specific issues within – and also between – the individual projects. Apart from the integration of the fellows in the respective Berlin-based research groups, the workshops are primarily planned to be a central instrument in advancing the particular research agendas of the participating scholars. Each year, one or two smaller workshops also involving the opportunity to invite scholars from abroad are available for each of the abovementioned research fields. Workshops within the individual projects are ideally steered and undertaken in close cooperation with the fellows working in the respective fields and by including scholars working on similar issues in other historical, geographical, or cultural settings. In this way, regional findings can be channeled into the mainframe institutional disciplines.
Textuality, Intertextuality: Interactive Cultural Practices in Judaism and Islam
Conveners: Nasr H. Abu-Zayd and Galit Hasan-Rokem
When Love Kills... Contributions to a Comparative Literary Anthropology
Convenor: Friederike Pannewick
Mysterium Tremendum: Horror and the Aesthetics of Religious Experience
Convener: Ruth HaCohen and Navid Kermani