Third PhD Conference

Netherlands Research School for Medieval Studies

Utrecht, 8 November 2017


10.00-15.30, Catharijneconvent, Lange Nieuwstraat 38, 3512 PH Utrecht, Grachtenzaal, , Tel. 030 2313835


During the conference, four advanced PhD students will present their research (30 min.). Each presentation  will be followed by a response from a referee.

Interested parties are welcome to attend, especially the School’s PhD and ReMa Students. Conference Language: English.

Please register with the School's secreteriat  no later than 1 November 2017. Space is limited and  will be granted on a first come first served basis.


Chair: Prof. Catrien Santing, RUG (Academic Director)


10.00-1030          Welcome,  Coffee / tea


10.30-11.00        Sander Govaerts, UvA

Mosasaurs. Interactions Between Armies and Ecosystems in the Meuse Region, 1250-1850.

11.00-11.30        Response: Prof. Jan Burgers, UvA



11.30-12.00        Lieke Smits, UL

The Engaging Imagery of the Song of Songs: Making Senses of Bodily Expressions in Medieval Spirituality (1100-1500)

12.00-.12.30       Response: Prof. Sabrina Corbellini, RUG



12.30-13.15        Lunch break


13.15-13.45        Johanneke Uphoff, RUG

‘Dit boec heeft gescreven’: Laypeople as Scribes of Religious Texts for Private Use

13.45-14.15        Response: Dr. Anna Adamska, UU



14.15-14.45        Nanouschka Wamelink-van Dijk, UvA

Fasting in the public eye: medieval ideas about saintly self-starvation and spectatorship

14.45-15.15        Response: Dr. Claire Weeda, UL



15.15                     Conclusion