Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology

Veni laureate Marlena Whiting

14 October 2015

NWO grant for research Gendering sacred space: female networks, patronage and ritual experience in early Christian pilgrimage.

Marlena Whiting (Ancient History) has been awarded a Veni grant from the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for research that she will carry out at the UvA.
The Veni is aimed at researchers who have recently obtained their PhD and who demonstrate a striking talent for scientific research. This year a total of 1124 researchers applied for a Veni grant from NWO, of which 161 were successful. Each researcher will receive up to €250,000. With a Veni grant, they can carry out research for up to three years.

Project description

Gendering sacred space: female networks, patronage and ritual experience in early Christian pilgrimage
Many of the earliest Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land were women. Their stories survive to this day, but scholars have so far not considered how their gender shaped their experiences. This project will investigate how women performed pilgrimage and experienced their encounters with the sacred in the Early Christian centuries.

More information about Marlena Whiting.

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