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About us Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies Research CRASIS

CRASIS: Culture, Religion and Society – Interdisciplinary Studies in the Ancient World

CRASIS is an interfaculty research institute at the University of Groningen, dedicated to the study of the ancient world. We aim to advance interdisciplinary study of the interplay between culture, religion and society in antiquity.

Our activities focus on Greek and Roman cultures as well as early Judaism and Christianity and other minority cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and the Near East. We organise a monthly Ancient World Seminar , an Annual Meeting and Master Class and various other activities to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and discussion.

CRASIS is a partnership between the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, and the Protestant Theological University in Groningen. We receive funding from the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture ( ICOG ), the Centre for Religious Studies ( CRS ), the Groningen Institute for Archaeology ( GIA ), and the Protestant Theological University ( PThU ).

CRASIS Bachelor’s Thesis Award

The CRASIS board invites submissions for the CRASIS Bachelor’s Thesis Award 2020. A prize of € 500 is available for the best Bachelor’s thesis written at the University of Groningen or the Protestant Theological University in Groningen and dealing with a research topic covered by CRASIS: ancient history, classical languages, archaeology, and ancient Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

The deadline for submissions is 17 July, 2020. To be considered for the 2020 award theses should have been submitted between 15 July, 2019 and 17 July, 2020 and marked with at least an 8 (out of 10). Students who wish to be considered can either nominate themselves or be nominated by their supervisor. For more information see the attached pdf.


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