Daten zum Projekt

The role of transcultural semantics and symbols for resilience during the Corona pandemic - a hermeneutic approach to historical and intercultural expressions of severe crisis

Initiative: Corona Crisis and Beyond – Perspectives for Science, Scholarship and Society (beendet)
Bewilligung: 09.12.2020
Laufzeit: 1 Jahr 6 Monate


This project follows a hermeneutic approach and combines historical perspectives, semantic analysis, cultural theory and anthropology to investigate the impact of transcultural - often religious and spiritual - symbolism on resilience in the transcultural dimension of the Corona pandemic. Resilience has once again become a concept of central importance during the Corona pandemic, as in so many moments of crisis, resilience develops in individual and social contexts, and finds expression in diverse semantic and symbolic reactions to actual and expected scenarios.


  • Prof. Dr. Cornelia Richter

    Universität Bonn
    Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät
    Systematische Theologie und Hermeneutik

  • Prof. Dr. Judith Gärtner

    Universität Rostock
    Theologische Fakultät
    Altes Testament

  • Prof. Dr. Thiemo Breyer

    Universität zu Köln
    Philosophische Fakultät
    a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities
    Research Lab "Transformations of Knowledge"

  • Dr. Matthew Ryan Robinson

    Universität Bonn
    Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät
    Abteilung für Interkulturelle Theologie