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Research interests

My PhD research focusses on music during contemporary funerals in the Netherlands. How does funeral music relate to the ways death is dealt with in the Netherlands?

Research interests

In my PhD research at Tilburg University I focus on music during funeral rituals. How is music during these rituals connected to attitudes towards death?

Current courses

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  • Music
  • Death
  • Cultural Practices
  • Ritual Studies
  • Digital Humanities

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Research Output 2015 2019

Ritual in a Digital Society

van der Beek, S. (ed.), Hoondert, M. (ed.), Bruin-Mollenhorst, J., Matthee, N., de Kreek, M., Wenz, K., Griffiths, S. J. & Ilaihi, W., 1 Nov 2019, Amsterdam: Institute for Ritual and Liturgical Studies, Protestant Theological University and Institute for Christian Cultural Heritage, University of Groningen. 146 p. (Netherlands Studies in Ritual and Liturgy ; no. 21)

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingScientificpeer-review

religious behavior

Asbestemming in The Way

Translated title of the contribution: Ash disposal in The WayBruin-Mollenhorst, J., 2018, Camino Cahier 2: Cinema Camino. Camino Academie, Vol. 2. (Camino Cahiers).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Open Access

De functie van muziek bij uitvaarten: voor(bij) het persoonlijke

Bruin-Mollenhorst, J., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperOther research output

Open Access

Musical media in Dutch crematoria, 1914–present

Bruin-Mollenhorst, J. & Hoondert, M., 2018, In : Thanatos. 7, 1, p. 6-31

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
The Netherlands

The Musical Eulogy and other functions of funeral music

Bruin-Mollenhorst, J., 2018, In : Omega: Journal of death and dying.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Ceremonial Behavior

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Organising a workshop, seminar, course etc.

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Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a workshop, seminar, course etc.Scientific

Press / Media

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Janieke Bruin-Mollenhorst


1 Media contribution

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