Veni Grant for Manon Parry

21 July 2016

Manon Parry (ASH - Public History) has been awarded a Veni grant from the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to carry out research at the UvA.

The Veni is aimed at researchers who have recently obtained their PhD and who demonstrate a striking talent for scientific research. This year 158 Humanities researchers applied for a Veni grant from NWO, of which 30 were successful. Across all disciplines, a total of 1056 researchers applied for a Veni, of which 158 could be awarded funding. Laureates receive up to €250,000, with which they can carry out research for up to three years.

Project Description

Manon Parry: Human Curiosities: Expanding the Social Relevance of Medical Museums 
Medical museums can play a greater role in society by contributing to health and wellbeing. I will research how medical heritage across Europe can be used to address public health problems, from the stigma of illness or disability to the challenges of ageing societies and infectious diseases. 

Published by  Amsterdam School of Historical Studies