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ECIS 2015 and the resigned Pope Benedict XVI

ECIS 2015 and the resigned Pope Benedict XVI

Fri, 2014-10-24 13:53

As the ECIS is not a theological conference you may wonder what the title of this blog entry is all about. Well, if you are going to listen to the welcome speeches or one of the keynotes of the ECIS 2015, you will sit in the lecture hall where Joseph Ratzinger, later known as Pope Benedict XVI, hold his inaugural lecture as professor at the University of Münster in 1963. It was Friday the 28th of June in the Fürstenberghaus (the ECIS 2015 venue) and Joseph Ratzinger had been appointed to a chair in dogmatic theology at the Faculty of Roman Catholic Theology in Münster. The lecture hall 1 was extremely crowded because everyone was curious and wanted to listen to this young and modern theologian.  And one last anecdote about the resigned pope: he also liked to eat at the Café Himmelreich, which is described in our treasures of the week section.

Inaugural lecture of Joseph Ratzinger in the Fürstenberghaus, lecture hall 1, in 1963 (source: Westfälische Nachrichten)

About the author: Katrin Bergener

Katrin Bergener

Katrin is Postdoc at the Chair of Information Systems and Information Management at the University of Münster. Her research interests include innovation and creativity management as well as creativity and virtual team support. She is also very creative in organising her research, her teaching, her two kids, and ECIS 2015.

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