Interview with Walter Pohl on scilog

“What holds a society together” – institute director Walter Pohl was interviewed by scilog, the magazine of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, at the end of January 2018. He presented the results of the Special Research Programme (SFB) Visions of Community.

The project addresses the question how universal religions shaped the conception of particular communities and identities. An interdisciplinary team of researchers examines the interaction between visions of religious and political communities during the Middle Ages through comparative research on Christian, Islamic and Buddhist examples.