De race naar het Vaticaan

What does it take to become a saint within the Catholic Church? Come play the children’s board game we designed for the universities “Science day”.

See you Sunday 26 November at the Museum Vleeshuis (Vleeshouwersstraat 38-40, 2000 Antwerp). More info here.


New Team Member

We are happy to welcome a new PhD student to our team. Kristof Smeyers graduated in Cultural History at the University of Leuven (2010) and worked as a researcher in the library collections of the University of Oxford and the National Bank of Belgium. His thesis will explore British stigmatics in the Victorian age: their rise to fame (or infamy), their appropriation by figures and groups from all sides of the social, religious and political spectrum, and their legacies as popular saintly celebrities.

Expert Meeting

In 29 March 2016, our team will meet in Antwerp with two experts in the field of the History and Anthropology of Religion, Mysticism and Popular devotion: Gábor Klaniczay and William A. Christian.

We will discuss the overall STIGMATICS project, introduce the database we are creating (with pictures and information from Belgian, French, German, Italian and Spanish stigmatics), and present our work-in-progress papers.