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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: 

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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.

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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.

News

PhD course in Academic writing and publication (January 11-13, 2017)

2016.11.29 | PhD Course, PhD students

This study course is designed to help PhD fellows produce high-quality scientific articles and monographs. It is open to all PhD students from Denmark and abroad and covers different aspects of academic writing and publication.

HHFDWC - Introducing the ESRs II

2016.11.18 | Education news, Public/media, PhD students

Morten Koch Møller studies the theological anthropology of Origen and Augustine at Charles University in Prague. In this report, he presents his research topic and his experiences with life in the capital of the Czech Republic.

Utrecht Conference on The Future of Human Dignity

2016.10.28 | Events, Public/media

Three ESRs attended a conference at the University of Utrecht on “The Future of Human Dignity.” Renze Klamer, Johannes Renders and Josh Roe returned to Johannes’ alma mater to partake in three intense days of discussing Human Dignity in a philosophical, juridical and human rights contexts. Click on the link to read a short impression.

Data

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.

Network Coordinator

Anders-Christian Jacobsen

Professor with Special Responsibilities

Contact

Birgitte Bøgh (administrative coordinator), bb@cas.au.dk or +45 50 56 54 66

Upcoming courses

January 2017

Academic writing and publication

February 2017

The reception of Origen in Augustine

April 2017

Web presentation of research results

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Revised 29.11.2016