Beginning in January 2012, director of the Religious Studies Program at CEU and assistant professor at the Department of History, Matthias Riedl, has been awarded a visiting research fellowship at the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. The Consortium is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and unites scholars from China, North America, and Europe. It engages in comparative research on Fate, Freedom, and Prognostication. Strategies for Coping with the Future in East Asia and Europe. Further information is available at http://www.ikgf.uni-erlangen.de.