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Next events

Germany Grad Fair 2020

Postponed | t..b.d. | German House New York | 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017

Planning to pursue a graduate degree abroad can seem overwhelming. This event is designed to help you navigate the process – from finding the right program and university to understanding the requirements and application process.
Germany is a popular destination for American students seeking a graduate degree abroad: with many tuition-free, English-taught graduate programs, German universities equip students with a top-notch international education and unique edge to adapt to the global marketplace. This fair will introduce you to a wide range of graduate opportunities in all subject fields.
We will also address other aspects of studying in Germany, such as cost of living, visa and residence permits, health insurance, accommodation, and student jobs. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet representatives from various German universities, funding agencies, and partner organizations.

You should attend if you are: an undergraduate or a graduate student, young professional, career service advisor or someone who is interested in graduate studies in Germany!
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm Information Fair
5:00 pm to 5:45 pm Panel: Learn from alumni and professionals about how to build your international career

Religious Architecture in the City: Transatlantic Perspectives

Postponed | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Deutsches Haus at NYU | 42 Washington Mews | New York, NY 10003

The architectural presence of places of worship such as synagogues, churches, or mosques is often taken for granted due to its material persistence. Nonetheless, in contested urban space religious communities often need to make and claim space, keeping up with transformations of their urban environments and societal contexts. While in cities such as New York religious plurality seems self-evident, the position of built religion is not at all straightforward. Real estate decisions, for example, always carry theological and religious valences. In Germany’s metropolitan Ruhr area, massive demographic and societal transformations have affected religious diversity and the ways in which religious actors interact with each other in the urban space. But the current landscape of built religion on both sides of the Atlantic is not merely a result of demographic and real estate developments. The construction of new mosques, a reorientation in synagogue architecture, the sale, demolition or reuse of former places of worship have all contributed to a changed visibility of religious architecture and its place in contemporary urban areas. Religious studies and art history experts from New York and the Ruhr area will take a comparative look at the material forms of religious traditions in contemporary urban space and discuss the social and cultural context from which these religious architectures have evolved.


Courtney Bender is Professor of Religion at Columbia University. A sociologist and scholar of religion, she is the author and editor of books and articles on topics related to religious practice and interaction in public life, with a particular focus on urban settings. She has written on spirituality and secularity in America, the politics of religious pluralism and the freedom of religion, the architecture and art of American religious modernism, and lived religious practices in multi-religious urban settings.  

Martin Radermacher is currently acting chair for the study of religion at the Center for Religious Studies (CERES), Ruhr University Bochum (Germany). His research interests include material religion, religious architecture and atmosphere, and Evangelical and Catholic Christianities in Europe and the US.


Avinoam Shalem is the Riggio Professor of the arts of Islam at the Columbia University in the city of New York. His main field of interest is in medieval artistic interactions in the Mediterranean, medieval aesthetics and the modern historiography of the field. He has published extensively on varied topics concerning intercultural exchanges within and between the world of Islam and Europe. His current book project, “When Nature Becomes Ideology”, critically explores the varied approaches of the ‘landscaping’ and curating of the rural landscape of Palestine since 1947.

Organizers: Deutsches Haus at NYU and University Alliance Ruhr

20th Annual German Academic International Network (GAIN) Conference

August 28-30, 2020 | Boston, MA

Together with other German university alliances, universities, research institutions and funding agencies, UA Ruhr will present its programs and job offers at the 2020 German Academic International Network (GAIN) Conference, the largest German science and research career fair in the U.S. More information about the conference can be found here.