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components of a didactical approach for encouraging religious identity development in Religious Education
This study investigates and analyses didactical approaches in theory and practice of both scholars and expert teachers in Religious Education/Life World Orientation (for secondary level) in their role as Identity Agents in order to discover and develop didactical key components contributing to religious…
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Religious Idioms of Vulnerability
The presence of religious idioms in people’s responses to vulnerability and misfortune is not unique to Aceh, or to Indonesia. Yet the scale of the tsunami coupled with the historically deeply ingrained presence of religion in Acehnese everyday life has magnified religious discourses on misfortune,…
Religious Studies (MA)
The MA Religious Studies at Leiden University is designed to equip students with the tools and knowledge required for studying, interpreting, and analysing religion as a diverse (human) phenomenon. With its world-class scholars and access to exceptional research collections, the programme offers the…
Religious Studies (BA)
What moves an individual, a society or a culture? How does religion relate to politics, economics and morals? Religion is everywhere and often plays, unnoticed, a large role in the daily lives of yourself and others.
Negotiating Conversion and Family Law in eighteenth century Dutch Colonial Sri Lanka
What was the function of the Dutch Protestant Church in Sri Lankan society? Why did people relate to the Church and how did conversion influence their life course?
Religious Narratives as Plausibility Structures
Religions involve belief in the unbelievable: in evil spirits causing disease, in souls surviving death, and in gods punishing wrongdoers and blessing the just. Cognitive studies suggest that humans are predisposed to speculate about fate and divine agency, but support from so-called ‘plausibility structures’…
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A study of Polish LDS (Mormon) conversion in two branches in Warsaw, Poland
On the 16th of June Patrtick Harrison successfully defended a doctoral thesis and graduated.
Jasmijn Rana demonstrates in the article 'Secular-religious self-improvement: Muslim women’s kickboxing in the Netherlands' that young Muslim women who kickbox develop agentive selves by challenging gender norms and living out their religious subjectivities.
Leiden Conversations in History
Leiden University has been an attractive destination for scholars ever since 1575. In the wake of the recent pandemic, our staff members welcome international colleagues to campus again to discuss issues from the past, and how we should presently understand the past. ‘Leiden Conversations in History’…
Conversations of Motherhood
The subject of motherhood is interwoven with themes of survival, power and identity. It is also at the heart of any consideration of women’s writing. Conversations of Motherhood sensitively charts common themes, intersecting experiences and related topics within the cultural specificities of South African…
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PURANA: Mythical Discourse and Religious Agency in the Puranic Ecumene
This project receives funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101054849 (PURANA).
Cleveringa Dallaire Critical Conversation Series
In the fall of 2021, Cleveringa professor Roméo Dallaire and world experts shared their thoughts about PTSD, children’s rights, war crimes, humanitarian law, and peacekeeping in a series of conversations about leadership and moral dilemma during times of conflict and crisis.
From art to religious ritual; a study of the integration of performance art in liturgy
This dissertation focuses on a new field of artistic research in which a visual artist takes on the role of researcher. The main research question is whether performance art integrated in an ecumenical service, combined with artistic directions from the artist, can enhance the religious experience of…
Biomimetic Copper Complexes for Energy Conversion Reactions
Hindu Metal Images of Indonesia: Evidence for shared artistic and religious networks across Asia (c.6th-10th century)
Mathilde Mechling defended her thesis on 28 january 2020.
Sources of Meaning among organized non-religious ‘secular’ persons
Recently, studies have shown the similarities and differences in sources of meaning between religionists, ‘nones’ and atheists (see several studies of Schnell and others). The present study that will be conducted in three European countries tries to clarify the relationship between meaning giving and…
“Heritage and the Question of Conversion”: Internships in Work Package 3B of Pressing Matter
Pressing Matter: Ownership, Value and the Question of Colonial Heritage in Museums is a large-scale research project funded through the Dutch National Research Agenda, and led by Wayne Modest and Susan Legêne (Vrije Universiteit). Work Package 3 on “Value” phrases its main research question as follows:…
The Turn of the Soul
The Turn of the Soul: Representations of Religious Conversion in Early Modern Art and Literature
- Mediated Spirituality: on and offline discourses on religious values
Low-Resource Chat-based Conversational Intelligence (LESSEN)
Access to information is a human right (United Nations, 1948). Information technology, such as search engines and recommender systems, has become the key mediator and facilitator to connect people to information (White, 2016). Conversational artificial intelligence (AI) technology is increasingly being…
Modeling energy conversion dynamics at interfaces
Chemical reactions go hand-in-hand with an energy exchange with the environment in which they take place. Surfaces offer a variety of energy dissipation channels, constituted by the nuclear and electronic degrees of freedom of the atoms at the interface. Aiming at an improved future harvesting of energy,…
World History - a Genealogy: Private Conversations with World Historians
World History — a Genealogy charts the history of the discipline through twenty-five in-depth conversations with historians whose work has shaped the field of world history in fundamental ways.
'Authentic Islam': The Religious Profile of Taqī al-Dīn al-Hilālī (1893-1987) as Reflected in his Fatwas
Abdessamad El Amraoui defended his thesis on 6 Mai 2015.
Political Conversion to Islam Among the European Right
In this paper, Sibgatullina and Abbas aim to illuminate the complex connections between the European right-wing movements and Islam and discusses how the adoption of Muslim identity may function as a politically strategic opportunity for European conservative forces.
From respected hermits to ordinary citizens: The conversion of the Baduy, ethnicity, and politics of religion in Indonesia (1977 - 2019)
Mr. Ade Jaya Suryani defended his thesis on 28 January 2021
Traditionalists to Sedentary Scripturalists? Reexamining Ethno-Religious Discourse in Central Asia
Religion and ethnicity are inextricably linked in discourse within and about Central Asia. One common narrative suggests that as a result of differences between historically sedentary and nomadic populations, ethnic Tajiks and Uzbeks are naturally more religious and more likely to radicalise than their…
Islamic burials in the Netherlands and Belgium. Legal, religious and social aspects
Khadija Kadrouch-Outmany defended her thesis on 16 September 2014.
Resilient Diversity: the Governance of Racial and Religious Plurality in the Dutch Empire, 1600-1800
Resilient Diversity: the Governance of Racial and Religious Plurality in the Dutch Empire, 1600-1800
Faithful Protection: The Use of Scripture in Egyptian Amulets (7th – 12th Century CE)
A selected group of unpublished amulets from various collections in the world will be studied and edited.
of cobalt(II)-dichalcogenide complexes: correlation between redox conversion and ligand-field strength
The redox-conversion reaction of metal-disulfide and metal-thiolate complexes are important, as they may shed light on electron-transfer reactions that often occur in Nature.
The impact of Rome on cult places and religious practices in ancient Italy, BICS Supplement 132, London 2015
This publication of the School of Advanced Study of the University of London is one of the outcomes of the Landscapes of Early Roman Colonization project and the Colonial Rural Networks project (NWO, Dr. T.D. Stek). The volume, edited by Tesse Stek and prof. Gert-Jan Burgers of the Free University Amsterdam,…
Arabic and its alternatives: Religious minorities in the formative years of the modern Middle East (1920-1950)
This project aims to revisit the ways in which religious minorities in the Middle East participated in, contributed to, and opposed the Arab nationalism of the post-war years, when the British and French ruled the region via the Mandates. Research question: How did religious minorities in the Middle…
Picturing Intimacy: Mediation and Self-representation in a Boston’s Religious Festivals
Taking as a point of departure the Italian American community in Boston and its process of collective remembrance surrounding Saint Anthony’s Feast, we address the limits and potential of montage.
Publish or Perish: Religious Zaydi publishers in Yemen during the 1990s
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Ricci, Weakening the EU from within: A conversation with Hans Vollaard
Interview with political scientist Hans Vollaard (Leiden University) about “Nexit” speculations, the strengths and weaknesses of Geert Wilders’s Party for Freedom, and the general attitude towards Europe in the Netherlands.
the Buddha's Authority: How Buddhist Narrative Traditions Negotiate Religious Authority
Channi Li defended her thesis on 15 October 2019.
Interreligious Encounter in a West African City: A Study of Multiple Religious Belonging and Identity Among the Yorùbá of Ogbómòsó, Nigeria
How has interreligious encounter in Ogbómòsó created multiple religious belongings and identities among individuals and groups?