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Krijn Pansters, Ph.D. (2007) in History and Ph.D. (2019) in Theology, is Assistant Professor (tenured) in Church History and Spirituality at Tilburg University (School of Theology, Franciscan Study Center) in Utrecht and Research Associate at the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies). He has published extensively on medieval mentality and religious thought.


2010-  Assistant Professor, Franciscan Spirituality and Medieval History, Tilburg University

          Researcher, Franciscan Spirituality and Ethics

2007-2010 Postdoc, Church History, Tilburg University (Project "Franciscan Virtue")

2002-2007 Junior Researcher, History, Radboud University Nijmegen (Project "The Cardinal Virtues")


2019   Ph.D., Theology, KU Leuven

2019   S.T.D. (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor), KU Leuven

2018   M.A. Education, History, Radboud University Nijmegen

2018   Post Bachelor, Educational Management, NCOI Hogeschool

2017   Post Bachelor, Project Management, NCOI Hogeschool

2017   S.T.L. 2 (Sacrae Theologiae Licentia), KU Leuven

2016   S.T.L. 1 (Sacrae Theologiae Licentia), KU Leuven

2015   S.T.B. (Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureus), KU Leuven

2007   Ph.D., History, Radboud University Nijmegen

2006   Qualification, Medieval Studies, Netherlands Research School for Medieval Studies

2005   Qualification, Lecturer Higher Education, Radboud University Nijmegen

2003   B.A./M.A. Theology, Church History (cum laude), Radboud University Nijmegen

1998   B.A./M.A. History, Medieval History, Radboud University Nijmegen


Research interests

My research concerns

- Franciscan Intellectual Tradition

- Medieval Morality and Spirituality

- Virtue Ethics and Moral Conversion


Current courses

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* Franciscan Spirituality

* Introduction Spirituality

* European History: Middle Ages

PhD supervision

External positions

Research and teaching (Franciscaans Studiecentrum)

31 Aug 2007 → …


  • Ethics
  • Christian Spirituality
  • History Of Middle Ages
  • Franciscan Spirituality
  • Medieval Mysticism
  • Medieval Theology

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Research Output

A Companion to Medieval Rules and Customaries

Pansters, K. (ed.), 2020, (Submitted) Brill. (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition)

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingScientificpeer-review

Carthusian Virtue Ethics

Pansters, K., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Carthusian Monasticism History, Life, World, Texts. Yocum, D. (ed.). De Gruyter

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Duurzaam duurzaam. Ecologie als ethiek

Pansters, K., 2020, Duurzame duurzaamheid : Ecologische bekering en betrokkenheid . Uitgeverij Eburon, p. 15-29

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Duurzame duurzaamheid: Ecologische bekering en betrokkenheid

Pansters, K. (ed.), 2020, Utrecht: Uitgeverij Eburon. 228 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingProfessional

Imitatio imitationis: In the Footsteps of the Imitation of Christ in Early Franciscan Literature

Pansters, K., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Das Mittelalter. Beihefte. Leppin, V. (ed.). De Gruyter

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review


  • 53 Invited talk
  • 43 Oral presentation
  • 23 Participation in conference
  • 11 Membership of committee

Moral Conversion

Krijn Pansters (Organiser)

Dec 2021 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conferenceScientific

In de leer bij Bernardus en Bonaventura

Krijn Pansters (Speaker)

15 Jun 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkPopular

Morele omvorming

Krijn Pansters (Speaker)

12 Mar 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Duurzame duurzaamheid

Krijn Pansters (Organiser)


Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conferenceProfessional

Returning Every Good to the Lord: The Ascetic Exemplarity of Francis of Assisi

Krijn Pansters (Speaker)

19 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific


Moral Conversion: Turning Toward the Common Good

Pansters, K.

1/09/18 → …

Project: Research project

Forum Franciscanum: Franciscaanse Kenniskring

Pansters, K.

1/09/18 → …

Project: Research project

Boekoel wie 't waas

Pansters, K.

1/12/17 → …

Project: Research project

Spirituele ethiek: Franciscaanse perspectieven

Pansters, K.


Project: Research project