PD Dr. John Carter Wood
Academic Coordinator, Project NFDI4MemoryRoom: 03-08, Diether-von-Isenburg-Str. 9-11, 55116 Mainz (Besucheranschrift)
Phone: +49 6131 39 39480
Fax: +49 6131 39 21050
John C. Wood has been a researcher (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the IEG since 2011, between 2012 and 2017 as primary investigator in the DFG-funded project Christian notions of the social order in Great Britain in reaction to the European Crises of the 1930s and 1940s. After completing this project he began researching Christian perspectives on the technological challenges of modernity and their social consequences between the 1940s and the 1960s. In 2019, John C. Wood took up the post of academic coordinator for the project NFDI4Memory, which is aimed at developing a digital research infrastructure.
"Christian Social Thought in Britain as a Reaction to the European Crises of the 1930s and 1940s"
In the DFG-funded project, John Carter Wood investigated the plans for a new social and political order that were developed in the 1930s and 1940s as reactions to economic crises, totalitarianism and war within the framework of an intellectual circle supported mainly by members of the Anglican and Presbyterian churches.
Christianity, Technology, and Society in the Great Britain of the 1940s–1960s
NFDI4Memory is one of several consortia within Germany that will jointly manage the creation of a long-term and sustainable research data infrastructure (Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur, or “NFDI”) for the digital age. It brings together partners united by a common set of interests, needs, and aims related to the distinct challenges faced by those disciplines that use historical methods or that rely on data requiring historical contextualization.
Research Training Group: "The Christian Churches and the Challenge of 'Europe'"
The research training group examined reactions in the process of European unification, as well as the repercussions and activities that the process gave rise to in the area of the churches. The project also focused on the efforts of the churches to insert religious concepts of values into the political processes.