Dr. Imke Rath

Since August 2018 Imke Rath has been the organiser and coordinator of a project addressing ‘Civil societies in periods of military threat’, which is part of the Europe department’s project ‘Textbooks Put to the Test: Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in International Perspective’. She has worked at the GEI since February 2015 and was previously part of the team responsible for the digital platforms EurViews and WorldViews.

Upon completion of her studies in the languages and cultures of Austronesia at Hamburg University she worked for the university’s Non-European History faculty as a researcher in the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group ‘Text, image, performance: change and ambivalence of cultural orders in colonial contact zones’. Her doctoral thesis examined early modern traditions in a region of the Philippines. Between April and July 2018 she worked as a guest researcher in the Käte Hamburger Kolleg ‘Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe’ at the Ruhr University Bochum.



    •  ‘Schulbuchforschung als Herausforderung für qualitative Methoden‘. In: Imke Rath (ed.), Methoden und Theorien der Bildungsmedien- und Bildungsforschung: Ein Werkstattbericht von Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und –wissenschaftlern des Georg-Eckert-Instituts, Eckert. Dossiers 14 (2017), http://repository.gei.de/handle/11428/233.
    •  Christliche Wissenssysteme und "Strategien des Übersetzens" im Missionierungskontext: Die Darstellung der tagalischen Religion im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert, Frankfurt a. M.: Peter Lang. 2017.
    •  ‘Pedro Alejandro Paterno's La antigua civilización tagálog (1887): An Attempt to (Re)construct One's Own Religious Past’. In: Monika Arnez, Jürgen Sarnowsky (eds),  The Role of Religions in the European Perception of Insular and Mainland Southeast Asia: Travel Accounts of the 16th to the 21st Century, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2016, p. 227-238.
    •  ‘Von Geistern, die zu Hexen wurden: Transreligiöser Kulturkontakt mit dem Bösen in der spanisch-katholischen Mission auf den Philippinen’. In: Saeculum, 14 (2014) 1. p. 9-24.
    •  “Depicting Netherworlds or the Treatment of the Afterlife in a Colonial Contact Zone: The Paete Case”. In: Astrid Windus, Eberhard Crailsheim (eds), Image, Object, Performance: Mediality and Communication in Early Modern Contact Zones of Latin America and Asia. Müster: Waxmann. 2013, p. 173-196.