Event 27 April 2021

RESILIENCE Webinar: Mediating Between Physical and Digital Collections – The Need for a Religious Studies RI

27 May 2021

The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) Open Webinar, May 27, 2021 about the role of RESILIENCE, entitled: “Mediating Between Physical and Digital Collections - The Need for a Religious Studies RI”.


“Mediating Between Physical and Digital Collections: The Need for a Religious Studies RI”


KU Leuven – Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies


Thursday, May 27, 2021

14.00–15.30 pm CET (13.00–14.30 pm EET)


The webinar will highlight the work of the Maurits Sabbe Library and its mediation between physical collections and electronic resources, the preservation and research efforts done by the KU Leuven Book Heritage Lab, and the expertise of the technical service provider LIBIS in data management and the development of ReIReSearch. By focusing on the work and interaction of these actors, this webinar will explore how a religious studies research infrastructure relies on existing expertise and also offers opportunities to a new generation of researchers.


  • Dries Bosschaert – Welcome
  • Ward De Pril – The Maurits Sabbe Library and Special Collections: Between Print and Electronic Resources
  • Lieve Watteeuw – The Book Heritage Lab and the Research and Preservation of Religious Heritage
  • Michiel De Clerck – LIBIS and the Development of the Unified Search Platform ReIReSearch
  • Sander Vloebergs, Lieneke Timpers – Religious Studies in Belgium and RESILIENCE
  • Discussion


The webinar will be of interest for a wide audience, including academics, scholars, junior and senior researchers, PhD and Master’s students…) interested in the study and research of religion.


Registration can be completed by sending an email to Sander Vloebergs. You will then receive a Zoom link with the passcode and the program of the webinar in a timely manner that will allow you to participate

Registrations will be open until May 26, 2021.

The working language will be English.