Egil Asprem wins PhD Dissertation Award

16 december 2013

Dr. Egil Asprem is the first winner of the Gerardus van der Leeuw PhD Dissertation Award with the PhD dissertation 'The Problem of Disenchantment: Scientific Naturalism and Esoteric Discourse, 1900–1939.'

The selection committee unanimously agreed that this PhD dissertation makes a substantial contribution to the study of religion by combining innovative research, sound analysis of original material, a critical approach to established theories, and clarity in formulation and style.

The award

The Dissertation Award includes a prize of € 650,- (partially sponsored by the Van Baaren Stichting). In addition, a session will be dedicated to some of the key concepts of Dr. Asprem's dissertation at the 2014 joint NGG/EASR/IAHR Conference in Groningen, at the occasion of which the award will be officially launched. His session will focus on "Science, Religion and Disenchantment in the Modern World."

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