Institut für Religionswissenschaft

Team

Seit 2019: Doktorand am Institut der Religionswissenschaft, Universität Bern. SNF-Forschungsprojekt: Experiments with Experience: Experimenting with Religions and Spiritual Practice as Experimentation.

2013-2017: BA und MA-Studium, Religious Studies, Leiden University. MA-Arbeit: The Mind Behind the Cards: Searching for the Source of Tarot Divination's Popularity through a Cognitive Analysis.

Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Religionswissenschaft (SGR)

Nederlands Genootschap voor Godsdienstwetenschap (NGG)

European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR)

International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR)

Akademische Publikationen:

Davidsen, M. A., & Van Rijn, B. (2020). “Studying Religions as Narrative Cultures: Angel Experience Narratives in the Netherlands and Some Ideas for a Narrative Research Program for the Study of Religion” In D. Johannsen, A. Kirsch, & J. Kreinath (Eds.), Narrative Cultures and the Aesthetics of Religion. Leiden: Brill.

Van Rijn, B. B. (2017). The Mind Behind the Cards. MA Thesis.Award: Awarded the Cornelis Tiele MA Thesis Award 2018 (NGG).

 

Rezensionen:

Van Rijn, B. (2019). [Rezension zu Credulity: A Cultural History of US Mesmerism, von E. Ogden]. Correspondences 7(2), 505-510.

 

Vorträge:

Van Rijn, B. (May 14, 2022). "A Matter of Life and Death: Experimental Systems of the Supernatural," Collegium Generale: Experimente, University of Bern

Van Rijn, B. (April 28, 2022). “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed… Contemporary (Animal) Magnetism’s Conceptualization of Healing Energies”, Subtle Energies: Explorations within Holistic Healing and Spirituality, University of  Vienna.

Van Rijn, B. (April 8, 2022). “Afterlife Researches: 170 Years of Shared Experimental Styles and Problems”, Research Seminar of the Institute for the Science of Religion, University of Bern.

Perez, S. & Van Rijn, B. (September 17, 2021). “Confronting Death: Inspiring Innovation through Interdisciplinary Dialogues,” Interdisciplinary Dialogues on Death Rituals: Materializing the Absent, University of Bern

Van Rijn, B. (September 2, 2021). “Taming the Religious Vision: Animal Magnetizers' Attempt of Scientification Through Replication and Verification in the 19th Century,” Resilient Religion, EASR, University of Pisa.

Van Rijn, B. (August 30, 2021). “Spiritual Animal Magnetism as a Science of Transformative Experiences: The Case Study of Louis-Alphonse Cahagnet,” Intentional Transformative Experiences: Theorizing Self-Cultivation in Religion and Philosophy, University of Bern.

Van Rijn, B. (March 26, 2021). “A Spiritual Science: Analyzing the Work of Louis-Alphonse Cahagnet,” Research Seminar of the Institute for the Science of Religion, University of Bern.

Van Rijn, B. (October 25, 2019). “The Experimental Culture of Animal Magnetism”, Research Seminar of the Institute for the Science of Religion, University of Bern. 

Schlieter, J., Rimbach-Sator, F., & Van Rijn, B. (July 3, 2019). “Experiments with Experience: Spiritual Practice as Scientific Experimentation”, Western Esotericism and Consciousness: Visions, Voices, Altered States, ESSWE, University of Amsterdam. 

Schlieter, J., Rimbach-Sator, F., & Van Rijn, B. (June 26, 2019). “Experiments with Experience: Spiritual Practice as Scientific Experimentation”, Religion – Continuations and Disruptions, EASR, University of Tartu. 

Van Rijn, B. (May 9, 2019). “Seks, Drugs en Geesten: Mesmerisme, Spiritualisme en Occultisme in de 19e eeuw”, T.F.L.S. [student association] lecture, Leiden University. 

Van Rijn, B. (April 30, 2018). “Divine Help From Above: Narratives of Angelic Signs and Interventions”, Stories of the Supernatural: Encounters with the Other Side in Literary and Everyday Narratives, Leiden Symposium on New Religiosity, Leiden University.

 Van de Bunt, M., & Van Rijn, B. (November 24, 2017). “Religious Narratives as Plausibility Structures”, Research Traineeship Conference, Leiden University.

Davidsen, M. A., Van de Bunt, M., & Van Rijn, B.(May 19, 2017). “Religious Narratives as Plausibility Structures”, Tri-University Research Colloquium Religious Studies, University of Amsterdam.

Perez, S. & Van Rijn, B. (June 17, 2022). “A Harsh Reality: Conceptualizing a New Spiritual Response to Devastating Crises,” Humanities Faculty Symposium, University of Leiden.

 

Popular Articles:

Van Rijn, B. & Van de Bunt, M. (2017). Antieke orakels en aartsengelen in spijkerbroeken. Leidenreligieblog.nl

 

Courses:

Religion in the Laboratory (with Jens Schlieter)                                                                     -             Autumn Semester 2022

Das faszinierende “Andere:” Religion und Religionen in Vergleich (With Andrea Rota)        -             Autumn Semester 2021

Confronting Death: An Introduction to Death, Dying, and Religion (With Sarah Perez)         -             Autumn Semester 2020

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Animalischer Magnetismus / Mesmerismus
  • Wissenschaft und Religion
  • Zeitgenössische Spiritualität mit Schwerpunkt auf Divination
  • Religion und ‚Playfulness‘
  • Vergleichende Religionswissenschaft

 

Forschungsprojekt

Experiments with Experience: Experimenting with Religions and Spiritual Practice as Experimentation (SNF-Projekt) (Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der englischen Seite oder der offiziellen Projektwebsite: experiments-with-experience.org)