Die Forschungswerkstatt gibt Einblick in Institutsaktivitäten, die noch nicht abgeschlossen sind, oder die, wie im Falle von Tagungen, temporären Charakter haben. Analog zum Ausdruck „work in progress“ könnte man hier auch von „projects in progress“ sprechen.
Atheistische Propagandaplakate - Aesthetics of Atheism
The State Museum of the History of Religions in St. Petersburg was established in 1932 as a Museum for Atheism and has a large collection of items related to the antireligious campaigns and organisations in the soviet Union. The following posters are part of this stock and have been selected from a corpus of forty posters that would have been exhibited in the summer of 2020 in the university’s Neues Augusteum. But this exhibition was only one in a long row of exhibitions that could not be shown due to the Covid19-pandemy.
The idea to display them virtually and to accompany them by poster descriptions was developed in a seminar on atheist poster art by Horst Junginger and Katharina Neef. The texts are authored by the students of that seminar. Furthermore, they were part of an international workshop on “Aesthetics of Atheism” that was hosted online on 4-5 March 2021.