The winner of the JASPM / KVNM Popular Music Thesis Prize 2015 is Fardo Eringa for her MA thesis Being a Michael Jackson Pilgrim: Dedicated to a Never-Ending Journey. She wrote the thesis for the Master's degree Programme Religion and the Public Domain of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies.
In her thesis the Religious Studies alumna analyzes the intriguing phenomenon 'Michaeling'. This term refers to fans following in Michael Jackson’s footsteps through a pilgrimage that brings them closer in spirit to their idol.
The prize will be awarded on 16 January in Groningen during the Eurosonic Conference.
On 18 April 2019, Marije Coster will be awarded a PhD in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies for her thesis titled The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Allegiance and Authority in the Poetical Discourse of Muḥammad’s Lifetime.
On Tuesday 9 April 2019, Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta will deliver his inaugural lecture as Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen. The title of his lecture is ‘The...
Ragnhild Bø, Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Religion and Heritage