Spring Meeting 2019

NGG Spring Meeting, 29 March 2019, Amsterdam

Time: 13.45-19.00, preceded by AGM/ALV from 12.45-13.45

Location: Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, University of Amsterdam (Kloveniersburgwal 48)



On March 29th, the NGG Spring Meeting will be hosted at the University of Amsterdam. This years’ theme is ‘religion and art’ and we aim to provide a dynamic approach to that theme by organising a ‘walking seminar’, followed by a round table discussion. During the walking seminar, we will visit a selection of works of art –located in the vicinity of the Bushuis– that are part of the international project “Art stations of the cross: troubled waters”, taking place in Amsterdam during Lent (6 March – 21 April 2019). During the round table discussion that follows, a panel of specialists will address some thought-provoking statements on the interplay between religion, art and contemporary societal issues. We will finish the NGG Spring Meeting by handing out the Cornelis Tiele MA Thesis Award, for the best MA thesis in Religious Studies written at a Dutch university between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 - followed by drinks.




12.45-13.45         AGM/ALV (lunch meeting) – Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, F0.21

13.45-14.00         Registration – Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, F0.21

14.00-14.15         Introduction to Walking Seminar by Lieke Wijnia – Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, F0.21

14.15-16.00         Walking seminar “Art Stations of the Cross”, city centre

16.00-16.15         Coffee and tea break – Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, VOC Zaal

16.15-17.30         Round Table discussion: “religion and art in contemporary society” – Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, VOC Zaal

17.30-19.00         MA Thesis Award, followed by drinks – Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, VOC Zaal



Deadline for registration: 15 March 2019. 

Please register by sending an e-mail to Susanne van Esdonk (s.e.vanesdonk@uva.nl), stating your name and affiliation and providing an answer to the following questions:

  1. If you are a member of the NGG; will you attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM/ALV) taking place over lunch from 12.45-13.45. If so, do you have any dietary requests?
  2. You will possibly need to pay an admission fee to see one of the art works during the walking seminar. If you own a Museumkaart (museumcard), admission will be free. Could you let us know if you own a valid Museumkaart?


We are looking forward to seeing you at the NGG Spring Meeting 2019!