The History of Human Freedom and Dignity in Western Civilization
From antiquity to modernity
About the Project
The ITN “The History of Human Freedom and Dignity in Western Civilization” is a research collaboration between 6 universities and 9 non-academic partner organizations across Europe. The project will trace the historical roots and transformations of the modern conception of humans as dignified and free beings, especially as met with in theological and philosophical traditions.
Follow the link to read more about the project and the individual PhD positions:
Project Partners and Participants
The ITN is a collaboration between Aarhus University, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Univerzita Karlova v Praze, and University of Reading.
In addition to these six universities, the ITN cooperates closely with nine non-academic partner organizations: Mohr Siebeck Verlag, Franckesche Stiftungen zu Halle, Verlag Walter de Gruyter, Lutheran Church of Middle Germany, Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, Aschendorff Verlag, Dar al-Kalima College of Arts and Culture, The Diocese of Pécs, Christian Heritage Institute, and Etikos Aps.
Finally, 14 ESRs are engaged in the ITNs research. You can read more about them on this page - here you will also find the trailer to the upcoming movie about Freedom, created by one of the ESRs.
2017.05.16 | Events
In June, a network-wide seminar will take place in Aarhus, Denmark. All the ITN ESRs and supervisors will participate as will representatives from the partner organizations and the ITNs scientific advisory board.
2017.05.08 | PhD students, Public/media
Andrea Bianchi studies the Origenian influence on Dutch Arminianism in the 17th century at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy. Read his article about being an ITN ESR in Milan here.
2017.04.26 | PhD Course, PhD students
This PhD course is on sociological theory and methods in humanistic research with a particular focus on Pierre Bourdieu and Michel Foucault.
Program: H2020 ITN-HHFDWC-676258
Participants: 14 PhDs, 6 universities and 9 non-academic partner organizations
Period: 48 months
Grant: EUR 3,651,149
Starting date: January 1, 2016
Countries: DK, DE, IT, CZ, GB, IL, HU
Coordinator: Aarhus University, Denmark
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 676258.
Birgitte Bøgh (administrative coordinator), email@example.com or +45 50 56 54 66