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Sjoerd Griffioen wins Praemium Erasmianum Research Prize

14 May 2021
Sjoerd Griffioen

Sjoerd Griffioen has won the Praemium Erasmianum Research Prize for his dissertation Contested Modernity. Karl Löwith, Hans Blumenberg and Carl Schmitt and the German Secularization Debate.

Sjoerd Griffioen (Department of the History of Philosophy) received his PhD with distinction cum laude last autumn, after having defended his thesis on the German seculatrization debate.

PEF Research Prizes

Apart from the prestigious Erasmus Award, the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation (PEF) awards five Research Prizes in the field of the humanities and the social sciences each year. A maximum of five prizes of € 3,000 each are awarded to young academic researchers who have written a PhD dissertation of outstanding quality.

Award ceremony on 27 May

You can watch the award ceremony of the Research Prizes via the PEF website on 27 May at 4.00 pm .

More information

PEF Research Prize page Sjoerd Griffioen

Thesis summary Contested Modernity, Sjoerd Griffioen 2020

Full thesis Contested Modernity. Karl Löwith, Hans Blumenberg and Carl Schmitt and the German Secularization Debate , Sjoerd Griffioen 2020

University of Groningen profile page Sjoerd Griffioen


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