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. (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.

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Animalischer Magnetismus / Mesmerismus
  • Wissenschaft und Religion
  • Zeitgenössische Spiritualität mit Schwerpunkt auf Divination
  • Integration von Wissenschaftsforschung und Religionswissenschaft

 

Forschungsprojekt

Experiments with Experience: Experimenting with Religions and Spiritual Practice as Experimentation (SNF-Projekt)