Recov-19 at GeNet-ISMRC

The Network of German-speaking researchers of religion and culture in times of deep mediatization (GeNet-ISMRC) meets at 16. february 2024 on the topic of Covid-19 and Religions. Two projects will present their first results and give insight in their research:

  1. Jens Schlieter and Andrea Rota: Religion und soziale Verantwortung aus dem Schweizer Nationalen Forschungsprogramm “Covid-19 in der Gesellschaft” (NFP 80), vgl.
  2. Hannah Grünenthal, Kerstin Radde-Antweiler: The Changing Role of Religion in Societies Emerging from Covid-19 [RECOV-19], vgl.

How are religion and religiosity changing in the context of the deep mediatization we are currently experiencing? What (new) forms of spirituality can be observed, what practices of doing mediatized religion/religiosity are emerging? These and other questions are the focus of our GeNet-ISMRC network.

GeNet-ISMRC is part of the International Society for Media, Religion and Culture (external). ISMRC was founded in 2010 from a series of conferences that began in 1994. Today, the ISMRC is a community of scholars from a variety of international, disciplinary and religious backgrounds who work in different ways on the question of how religion and religiosity are changing in the context of mediatization.

GeNet-ISMRC brings together German-speaking researchers from all backgrounds to collect, systematize and further develop current multidisciplinary approaches in the field of research.

To this end, we usually meet online once a quarter (to the schedule) and work together on specific topics.

Are you interested in topic-related work and networking? Then please get in touch with Prof. Dr. Kristin Merle, Prof. Dr. Ilona Nord and Prof. Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler.

We look forward to your interest.