The ReIReS Project Reviewed: An Interview with Mathijs Lamberigts

“Knowledge Creates Understanding” is the motto of the newly founded ReIReS project, and we couldn’t agree more. The project is a joint venture between twelve European research institutions and aims to build a unique and highly qualified infrastructure on religious studies. Its goal: spreading knowledge on religious pluralism in Europe and contributing to a stable society.

One of the starting points of the ReIRes research is the rich cultural heritage, present throughout Europe, that was either created or bequeathed by churches and religious orders. These sources provide a unique window on the past and bring with them the responsibility to study them and make them accessible for future generations.

We spoke to Prof. Dr. Mathijs Lamberigts, one of the main promoters of ReIReS, an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project. We asked him what its main objectives are, how KU Leuven and FTRS are involved, what possibilities for exchange and research there are and how the project, in his view, contributes to shaping the future of the religious past.