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Nov 11, 2020
Graag willen wij u bij deze op de hoogte brengen dat de deadline voor het aandragen van kandidaten voor zowel de Gerardus van der Leeuw PhD Dissertation Award als van de Cornelis Tiele MA Thesis Award zijn verlengd tot 15 December 2020. Wij zouden het bijzonder op prijs stellen als u potentiële kandidaten op de hoogte wilt brengen van deze bijzonder mooie kans om zichzelf verder te profileren?
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Feb 8, 2018

Stefan Binder winner of Gerardus van der Leeuw Award 2018

Out of seven excellent doctoral dissertations the award committee selected Stefan Binder’s dissertation, titled 'Total Atheism: Making mental revolutions in South India' as the most original and innovative. In addition, the dissertation was also considered to contribute the most to religious studies as an academic discipline, balancing carefully between ethnographic data and theoretical debates.

 

Binder’s study shows that theories in religious studies are thoroughly impregnated by Western concepts, and he proposes non-Eurocentric critical epistemology of secularity, faith and unbelief. He moreover presents his work in a very clear, coherent and consistent way.

 

For these reasons the committee decided to grant Stefan Binder the Gerardus van der Leeuw Award 2018.

The award committee:
Frans Wijsen (RU, Chair)
Thijl Sunier (VU)
Herman Beck (TU)
Annalisa Bitticci (UU)