Keetje Hodshon award for Claire Weeda

30 April 2015

Claire Weeda will receive the Keetje Hodshon Award for her dissertation 'Images of Ethnicity in Later Medieval Europe' and other publications.

Her dissertation examines the fundamental shift in thinking about ethnic character from the twelfth century in Northern Europe. In the burgeoning educational and courtly centres, where standards of 'civilized' behaviour were being set, ideas about ethnicity were increasingly ensconced in the medical humoral theory. From an introspective religious-ethical tool to ruminate the sins of mankind in light of eschatological expectations, notions about ethnicity were thus gradually embodied within a religious-medical discourse factoring in environmental influences. 

The Keetje Hodshon Award is an encouragement award for original research in the Humanities. It is awarded by the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen. The prize consists of 12,500 Euros and a token.

The award ceremony will take place in Haarlem on 12 June 2015. The contents of the juror report will then be made public.