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Dec 4, 2018
You can now nominate students for the Cornelis Thiele MA Thesis Award 2019...


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Sep 25, 2018
The NGG Working Group on Religion Education, (NOSTER), and the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Religion (LUCSoR) are pleased to announce a theme meeting “The Study of Religion and Good Teaching Materials”, to be held on 31 October – 1 November 2018 at Leiden University. For more information about the programme and registrations you can go to the associated website.




Sep 25, 2018
Applications are also open for a pre-conference Masterclass led by prof. J. Rüpke (University of Erfurt) that will be held on Monday, October 29th. The topic of the masterclass is Prof. Rüpke’s new book Pantheon. A New History of Roman Religion (Princeton University Press 2018). PhD students and Research Master students are kindly invited to register via NOSTER, see the website for more information.




Sep 25, 2018
Registration is now open for the 2018 NGG Autumn Conference 'Interpreting Rituals: Historiographical Perspectives and Pluralistic Contexts' that will be held at Leiden University from October 29-31, 2018. For more information about the conference programme and registration, see the conference website.




Apr 11, 2018

After careful deliberation, the award committee has decided to select Bas van Rijn as the winner of the first Cornelis Tiele MA Thesis Award.


Van Rijn's thesis, titled "The Mind Behind the Cards: Searching for the Source of Tarot Divination’s Popularity through a Cognitive Analysis" was selected based on the original choice of topic, the careful execution, and the ambitious way in which he does not just apply cognitive models but also seeks to develop them.




Mar 12, 2018
The Leiden University Centre for the Study of Religion (LUCSoR), the Dutch Association for the Study of Religion (NGG), The Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (NOSTER) in cooperation with the University of Erfurt Research Centre „Dynamics of Jewish Ritual Practices in Pluralistic Contexts from Antiquity to the Present“ are pleased to announce their joint conference on 'Interpreting Rituals: Historiographical Perspectives and Pluralistic Contexts', to be held on October 29-31, 2018 at Leiden University.