Prof. H.J.M. Venbrux (Eric)
Professor - Comparative religious studies
Eric Venbrux has a long-standing interest in how people are dealing with death, not least because it reveals what people consider most important in life. He conducted anthropological fieldwork among the Tiwi people of Australia, as well as in Switzerland and The Netherlands. He has published extensively on mortuary ritual. Current research interests include religion and climate change, ‘technology of enchantment’, and religious heritage.
- 2019 - 2022 PI, HERA project 'Cemeteries and Crematoria as public spaces of belonging in Europe: a study of migrant and minority cultural inclusion, exclusion and integration' (CeMi) More information
- 2020 - 2022 Health Care Humanities More information
- 2022 - 2027 Monasteries as labs: societal resilience from the periphery
Board Member Nederlands Genootschap voor Godsdienstwetenschap (NGG)