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Germany: support for Ukrainian historians

Urgent support of Ukrainian historians from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt.

"Polycentrism and the Multiplicity of Pre-Modern Christianity" (POLY) is a project of the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), funded by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).The purpose of the POLY research group Polycentricity and Plurality of Premodern Christianities (circa 700–1800 CE), housed at Goethe University Frankfurt and funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), is twofold. First, we aim to facilitate and support comparative interdisciplinary research into preindustrial or premodern Christianities around the globe. Second, we will investigate the ways in which dynamic plurality works as a driving force of change across and within communities of belief. Our primary goal is to decentralise religious history before 1800. We will also historicize and question the unitary and universalist self-images nurtured by institutional churches, as well as the corresponding models of religious culture or transformation found in modern scholarship. This ambitious intellectual agenda is supported by an international and interdisciplinary team of scholars. Together, we hope to more deeply understand the formation of religious communities by local and global forces, as well as the myriad connections among them."

POLY offers five scholarships to Ukrainian historians who are forced to leave their

country. Scholarships consist of 3000 € per month each and are initially limited to four months. They address post-doctoral scholars in medieval and early modern history with a focus on religious plurality.

There is no deadline and no formal application.


If you are interested, please contact:

For information in Ukrainian, please contact:



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