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Tine Van Osselaer

  • Research Expertise:Tine iVan Osselaer s associate professor in the history of spirituality, devotion and mysticism at the Ruusbroec Institute of the University of Antwerp. In the last years, she has published on gender and religion (The pious sex. Catholic constructions of masculinity and femininity in Belgium, c.1800-1940, 2013); and edited volumes on religion and medicine (Sign or Symptom? Exceptional corporeal phenomena in religion and medicine in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, 2017) religion and the family (Christian homes. Religion, family and domesticity in the 19th and 20th centuries, 2014), religion in the Great War (themed issue of Trajecta. Religion, Culture and Society in the Low Countries, 23.2, 2014) and on corporeality and emotions (themed issue of Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 126.4, 2013). She was the principal investigator of STIGMATICS: ‘Between saints and celebrities. The devotion and promotion of stigmatics in Europe, c.1800-1950’, a project sponsored by the European Research Council (Starting Grant) and is currently leading the projects “Patients and Passions. Catholic Views on Pain in Nineteenth-Century Austria” (sponsored by FWO/FWF, a collaboration with Maria Heidegger) and “Contested bodies. The religious lives of corpses” (sponsored by FWO/SNF, a collaboration with Angela Berlis). Research interests: Gender and religion Domesticity, family and religion Religion and science/knowledge systems Corporeality and emotions History of pain Religion and war Celebrity culture, media and religion
  • Keywords:GENDER, EMOTIONS, HISTORY OF (RELIGIOUS) CULTURE, HISTORY OF THE BODY, Theology, bible and religious studies
  • Disciplines:Cultural history, European history, History of religions, churches and theology
  • Research techniques:study of textual, visual and material sources
  • Users of research expertise:heritage institutions and associations, museums