The Alexander Humboldt Foundation has awarded Professor Pamela Klassen the Anneliese Maier Research Award. This grant of €250,000 will allow Klassen to develop a collaborative project, over the next five-years, focused on the role religion plays in how sites of memory tell the nation’s past (see her website).
Klassen explained to U of T News:
“How a nation remembers is a question that can be asked at both the large scale of nationally-run museums and the small scale of lay people who make websites or walk in local pilgrimages. This collaborative project gathers a diverse and international group of scholars and students doing both contemporary fieldwork and historical research. We are really asking: how does the past inform the present at a time when living with religious diversity is an everyday reality for many at the same time that religious difference is blamed for serious conflicts that strike at the heart of our societies?”