ReIReS – Research Infrastructure on Religious Studies

FSCIRE is the initiator and leading institution of ReIReS - Research Infrastructure on Religious Studies.

ReIReS is a starting community that aims to create a unique and groundbreaking research infrastructure (RI) on religious studies within the European Research Area. It joins the major European research institutions working in this domain (universities, libraries, archives, academies, research institutions, and museums) in order to improve the access of scholars from all over the world to the data, information and sources concerning the study of the historical and cultural influence of the manifold religious heritage in European history.

Furthermore, it unites the research activities of the partners, integrating complementary scientific skills and capabilities. It organizes networking activities for fostering a culture of co-operation among national research facilities, scientific communities, and other stakeholders, including policy makers, in a domain which is becoming increasingly crucial for the understanding of inter-cultural dynamics and for facing the conflicts of our time.

ReIReS creates a synergy among the partners, offering a transnational and virtual access to the most significant tools and sources in the field of religious studies, making available to the research communities an infrastructure in which the European Union plays a leading role.

The consortium of partners establishing ReIReS is led by FSCIRE and composed of:

Bereichsbibliothek Theologie (Theological Library) at the JGU Mainz, which includes the Jewish Library and the Gesangbucharchiv (Hymnbook Archive), Wissenschaftliche Stadtbibliothek Mainz, Martinus-Bibliothek Mainz and the Department of Education and Human Sciences of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia have joined the project as third parties.

The press release is available here.

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under Grant Agreement No. 730895.

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