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S. Gins, MA

PhD Researcher / Assistant Study Adviser Incoming Exchange Students

Education

Oct. 2021 — present Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Groningen, NL.

  • PhD Thesis: 'Homo Imperfectus. Animals, Machines, and the Quest for Humanity in Late Mediaeval France.'
  • Advisors: Prof. C.K.M. von Stuckrad & Dr M. van Dijk

Sept. 2016 — Aug. 2020 Research Master in Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Cum Laude, University of Groningen, NL.

  • MA Thesis: 'Homo Imperfectus. Human Exceptionalism and the Prosecution of Pigs in Late Mediaeval France.' 
  • Advisor: Dr B.S. Hellemans

Oct. 2013 — July 2016 Bachelor in History, Cum Laude, Ghent University, BE.

  • BA Thesis: 'Dreaming with Demons. Interpretative Frameworks and Explanations for Nightmares in Early Modern Western Europe.'
  • Advisor: Prof. S. Vanden Broecke

(Select) Awards & Grants

  • 2021 — present Talent Programme 'PhDs in the Humanities' (with Prof. C.K.M. von Stuckrad & Dr M. van Dijk), Dutch Research Council (NWO), NL. 
  • 2017 Masterclass Travel Grant, Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR), IT.
  • 2015 — 2016 Erasmus+ Study Mobility Grant, European Commission, via Ghent University, BE. 
  • 2015 Conference Travel Grant, Ghent University, BE. 
  • 2012 — 2013 Quarter-Finalist BBC Public Speaking Awards, BBC Worldwide and Telenet, BE. 

Academic Experience

  • 2020 — 2021 Independent Researcher.
  • 2020 — 2021 Course Assistant, Theme: Cultural History (LGX258B10), Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen, NL. Coordinator: Dr B.S. Hellemans.
  • 2018 Session Chair, 39th American Indian Workshop, “Arrows of Time. Narrating the Past and the Present.” University of Ghent, BE. 12 April 2018.
  • 2017 — 2018 Research Assistant, major museum exhibition, “Paper Unfolding: Groningers and their Paper” (6000+ visitors from around the world; more than 20 museum, public, corporate, and individual lenders), part of Dr. M.K. Williams' NWO Veni Talent Programme "Paper Princes".
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    urated section on the social utilities of paper at the early University of Groningen has been digitised at collectiegroningen.nl. 
  • 2016 — 2017 Co-organiser, 14th CMEMS Conference, “Strangers in a Strange Land. Exploring Social Inclusion and Exclusion in Premodern Times.” University of Groningen, NL. 29 June 2017. 
  • 2014 — 2015 Mentor to freshman BA students, Flemish Historical Society (VGK), University of Ghent, BE. 

Affiliations

  • Royal Library of the Netherlands (2019-present)
  • Dutch Research School for Medieval Studies (2016-present)
  • Flemish Historical Society (2013-2016)
  • Creative Writing Group & Simile Student Literary Magazine (Ghent University, 2013-2015)
Last modified:30 September 2021 02.30 a.m.

Contact information

Oude Boteringestraat 38
9712 GK Groningen
The Netherlands
Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

Faculty of Theology & Religious Studies / Graduate School

Job title:
PhD Researcher
Room:
1124.-146
Working hours:
Monday - Friday

Faculty of Arts

Job title:
Assistant Study Adviser Incoming Exchange Students
Room:
1311.0104
Working hours:
Tuesday
Telephone:
+31 50 36 37318 (By Appointment)
Front Office:
int.studyadvice.let rug.nl

International Office - Incoming Exchange Team