Tine Van Osselaer

Research professor

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About Tine Van Osselaer

Tine Van Osselaer is research 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 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). Currently, she is the principal investigator of “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).

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

Supervisor of current PhD projects:

Leonardo Rossi (Antwerp), “Between saints and celebrities. The devotion and promotion of stigmatics in Europe, c.1800-1950. The Italian case.”

Statute & functions

Zelfstandig academ.pers. BOF
  • tenure track docent

Internal mandates

Contact

Stadscampus
Grote Kauwenberg 34
S.GK34.202
2000 Antwerpen
Belgiƫ
Tel. 032655785
tine.vanosselaer@uantwerpen.be