NWO Humanities has awarded grants to two research teams from the University of Groningen within the framework of the Humanities Open Competition. The Open Competition makes funds available for the best Humanities research proposals, without thematic conditions.
Six proposals in total were honoured, two of which were from Groningen. They are:
Dr. Marjo Buitelaar, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Mecca is becoming more and more popular as a destination for Muslims. The researchers are going to examine how customs related to the pilgrimage to Mecca are developing under the influence of globalization and modernization, and what meaning the pilgrimage currently has for the religiosity and multiple identity of Moroccan and Dutch Muslims in particular.
Dr. Sabrina Corbellini and Prof.dr. Bart Ramakers
, Faculty of Arts
In the fifteenth century, more and more urban dwellers were able to read. They mainly read religious texts, which they collected and disseminated. A team of five researchers is going to chart this rich reading culture by studying active reading attitudes, networks of readers and places where texts were stored and exchanged.
In June 2019, a research team led by Prof. Dr. Sabrina Corbellini started the project PURE: ‘Public Renaissance: Urban Cultures of Public Space between Early Modern Europe and the Present’ at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen.
Het Centrum Groninger Taal & Cultuur (CGTC) heeft van Google een bijdrage van € 30.000 ontvangen voor het project Van Old noar Jong. Het doel van dit project onder leiding van RUG-hoogleraar Martijn Wieling is het (door-)ontwikkelen van een digitale...
The Board of the University of Groningen has appointed Prof. Anthonya (Thony) Visser as the new Dean of the Faculty of Arts as of 1 November 2019. The appointment is for a period of four years. The Faculty Board is proud to have found an academic leader...