Professor Dr. Christian Wiese, Martin-Buber Professor of Philosophy of Jewish Religion at Goethe University Frankfurt, will become a new member of the Board of Directors of the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften. This decision was made by the board in its meeting on October 24, 2018.
Christian Wiese has been a Goethe Fellow at the Forschungskolleg since 2017 and is a director of the LOEWE Research Initiative »Religious Positioning« (2017–2020), which invites fellows to the Kolleg in its function as a cooperating partner. As a Goethe Fellow, Wiese is working at the Kolleg on a project on »Mutual Perceptions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Cultural Interactions, Religious-Political Conflicts and Rapprochement in Dialogue«. The director of the Forschungskolleg, Professor Matthias Lutz-Bachmann, is very pleased with the new appointment: »Christian Wiese is an internationally renowned, engaged and very well integrated colleague with a very wide horizon of interests. He has demonstrated the ability to bring a wide variety of colleagues together and to create and lead interdisciplinary research projects. We need such scholars on the board of directors. « At the Kolleg he will oversee and develop projects and fields having to do with the relationship of the three monotheistic religions.
(FKH - 25.10.2018)