Marnus Havenga is new research fellow

28 April 2022

Dr. Marnus Havenga will stay at the PThU in Amsterdam from 9 May to 9 June 2022 as a junior research fellow. Dr. Havenga is a postdoctoral research fellow and 'contract lecturer' at the Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology of the theological faculty of Stellenbosch University (South Africa).


During his stay he will work on his research in the fields of theology, liturgy and the arts, both in and outside ecclesiastical settings. Marnus Havenga will give a guest lecture to bachelor students in the module 'Bible and blasphemy' in Amsterdam, following his dissertation on religious themes and motifs in South African anti-apartheid protest theatre. He will also give a lecture about his PhD research for the Practices Amsterdam chair group.

About the research fellowship programme

Through the research fellowship programme, the PThU invites international researchers to stay at the PThU for a month as guest researcher. During their stay it is the intention that they contribute to the development of the research and the research foci of the PThU: Mediating Good Life and Moving Identities. The PThU also wants to use the programme to give an impulse to the further internationalisation of its research, by setting up or further shaping collaboration with international partners and by stimulating international co-publications.


Although the programme is primarily focused on research, research fellows also give guest lectures in order to contribute to the international and intercultural dimension of education at the PThU. Although the university strongly encourages study abroad, it strives for internationalisation for all, including those who stay at home.


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