Research Project on Alternative Healing


The Meertens-UvA research project on alternative healing practices in the contemporary world consists of several activities:

  • An international conference in 2016 at the University of Amsterdam.
  • Interns at the Meertens Institute study various local alternative healing practices.
  • Artistic interaction and interpretation: exhibition of objects of art related to alternative or religious healing.
  • A publication on alternative healing for a wider audience
  • The publication of a scholarly edited volume on the topic.