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I. Busschers, MA

PhD Candidate
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E-mail:
i.busschers rug.nl

Employment:

PhD Candidate "Dutch Reformed Missions and Christian Colonial Projects in the Netherlands, East Java and Northern New Guinea, circa 1900-1940"
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
September 2012-present

Publications:

"Gendered Remembrance: Women in the Dutch Calvinist Mission and its Historiography, c. 1900-1942", Trajecta: religie, cultuur en samenleving in de Nederlanden 24 no. 2 (2015), 285-308

"Missionary Commemoration in a Colonial World: Dutch Calvinist Missionary Obituaries as Collective Memory (1930-1951)", Swedish Missiological Themes 100 no. 4 (2012), 437-463

Conference Panels and Presentations:

Paper: "Memorialisation on the brink of a changing world: remembrance and amnesia in the commemoration of missionary lives in Dutch Calvinist mission, 1942-1949"
Colonial Christian Missions and Their Legacies Conference
University of Copenhagen, 27-29 April 2015

Paper: "Gendered Remembrance: Women in Dutch Mission History, c. 1900-1940" 
Yale-Edinburgh Group Conference 2014: Gender and Family in the History of Missions and World Christianity 
Edinburgh, 26-28 June 2014

Panel: Transnationalism in Mission History 
Organised with Dr. Seija Jalagin (University of Oulu)
European Social Science History Conference
Vienna, 23-26 April 2014

Paper: "The Transnational and the Regional: Missionary Barend Schuurman and the East Java Mission" 
Transnationalism in Mission History, European Social Science History Conference
Vienna, 23-26 April 2014

Paper: "The question of women's missionary education in Dutch Calvinist mission circles" 
IFRWH/WHN Conference: Women's Histories: The Global and the Local
Sheffield, 29 Aug - 1 Sept 2013

Courses Taught:

BA1 Tutorial: Sexuality and Gender as Categories of Inclusion and Exclusion
Bachelor Minorities and Multilingualism, Faculty of Arts
Feb-June 2016

Seminar BA1: Cultuurgeschiedenis Christendom 1
February-June 2009

Other Activities:

Board member Gender Studies Centre, University of Groningen, 2015-present

Co-founder/member workgroup for organisation of workshops and lectures, Gender Studies Centre, University of Groningen, 2015-present

Secretary of the PhD Council Theology and Religious Studies, 2013-2016

PhD Member Education Committee (Post)Graduates, 2013-2016

Co-founder/organiser Humanities Colloquium Cultural Diversity and Intersectionality, 2013-2015

International Research Traineeship Postcolonialism and Mission Studies, Uppsala University, Sept-Dec 2010

Student Member Education Committee Research Master, 2009-2011

Student/Teaching Assistant Cultural History of Christianity, 2009

Education:

Research Master Religion and Culture (cum laude) 
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen
2009-2011

Bachelor in History 
Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen
2005-2009

Partial Bachelor in Religious Studies 
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen
2007-2009

Further Training:

PhD Seminar Historical Research in Theology and Religious Studies (NOSTER)
Taught by Prof. Dr. P.J.A. Nissen, 2012-2015; Prof. Dr. James Kennedy and Prof. Dr. Henk van den Belt 2015-present

Diverse Master Classes, 2012-present
Prof. Dr. Charles H. Parker (St. Louis University): "No Man Is an Island": Dutch Calvinisms and Catholicisms in a Global Context, 13 November 2015, NOSTER/Utrecht University
Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Buettner (University of Amsterdam): Postcolonial Europe: Legacies and Memories of Empire in Everyday Life and the Imagination, 10 November 2015, Huizinga Institute/University of Amsterdam
Prof. Dr. José Casanova (Georgetown University): Reformulations of the Theory of Secularization, June 2014, at University of Groningen
Dr. Alison Twells (Sheffield Hallam University): Separate Spheres? Gender history in writing and records, April 2013, Posthumus/NOG
Dr. Heidi Campbell (Texas A&M): Considering Trends Towards Networked Religion in Online and Offline Cultures, March 2013, at University of Groningen
Dr. Tim Harper (Cambridge University): Transnational history and its limits: sites, networks, sources, February 2013, at Leiden University
Prof. Dr. Albert Baumgarten (Bar-Ilan University): Eclecticism as a Method, June 2013, at University of Groningen
Prof. Dr. Lori Beaman (University of Ottawa): Methodological Challenges in Studying Religious Diversity, October 2012, at University of Groningen

Tutorial Colonial History and Historiography
Under supervision of Dr. Alicia Schrikker
Leiden University
2011-2012

Research Traineeship Postcolonialism and Mission Studies
Under supervision of Prof. Dr. Kajsa Ahlstrand
Faculty of Theology, Uppsala University, Sweden
Sept-Dec 2010

Last modified:12 December 2019 4.18 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands