Tine Van Osselaer, ‘Pain, Passion and Compassion. Writing on Stigmatic Women in Modern Europe’, in: Johannes Ljungberg, Alexander Maurits and Erik Sidenvall (eds.), Cultures in conflict. Religion, History and Gender in Northern Europe c.1800-2000, Berlin: Peter Lang,2021, pp.59-84. (Cultures in Conflict (

Tine Van Osselaer and Kristof Smeyers, ‘Divine hysteria. Readings of the Sacred Disease in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries’, in: ‘Gutachten/Begutachtete- Expertise/appraised’, themed issue of Östereichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften, 2020/31.3, pp.54-75. Open access.

Tine Van Osselaer in collaboration with Andrea Graus, Leonardo Rossi and Kristof Smeyers, Between saints and celebrities. The devotion and promotion of stigmatics in Europe, c. 1800-1950, Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2020. Open access.

Tine Van Osselaer, Leonardo Rossi, Kristof Smeyers and Andrea Graus, ‘Charismatic women in religion. Power, media and social change’ Women’s History Review, 29.1 (2020): 1-17. Open access.

Tine Van Osselaer, ‘Catholic patriotism and suffering in the wartime letters of the Belgian mystic Berthe Petit’, Trajecta 29.2 (2020), pp.161-189. Open access.

Kristof Smeyers, ‘A Christ in curls: the contested charisma of Mary Ann Girling (1827–1886)’Women’s History Review, 29.1 (2020): 18-36. Early online view.

Leonardo Rossi, ‘Religious virtuosi’ and charismatic leaders. The public authority of mystic women in nineteenth-century Italy’, Women’s History Review, 29.1 (2020): 90-108. Open access.

Andrea Graus, ‘A ‘divine mission’ to sanctify the laity: French mystic laywomen and the lay apostolate before Vatican II’, Women’s History Review, 29.1 (2020): 56-73. Open access.

Tine Van Osselaer, ‘The many lives of Bertha, Georges and Jean: a transgender mystic in interwar Belgium’, Women’s History Review, 29.1 (2020): 142-163. Open access.

Maria Heidegger and Tine Van Osselaer, “Patient*innen und Passionen. Eine Smerzgeschichte des Katholizismus in Österreich im 19. Jahrhundert – Ein Kooperationsprojekt an den Universitäten Innsbruck und Antwerpen“, Virus. Beiträge zur Sozialgeschichte der Medizin 18 (2019): 351-357.

Tine Van Osselaer, Leonardo Rossi, Kristof Smeyers and Merlijn Gabel, Wonde(r): the fascination with the suffering body (Leuven: Peeters, 2019).

Tine Van Osselaer, “De waarachtige verhalen van een Belgische avonturierster”, Tijd-Schrift 9.2 (2019): 79-88. Download here.

Kristof Smeyers and Leonardo Rossi, “Tyrolean stigmata in England: the cross-cultural voyage of the Catholic supernatural, 1841-1848“, British Catholic History, 34(4), 2019: 619-642. Open access.

Kristof Smeyers, “Making sense of stigmata. How Victorians explained the wounds of Christ“, Journal of Victorian Culture, 24(2), 2019: 227-240.

Kristof Smeyers, “Building the archive of stigmatic women religious“, Studies: an Irish Quarterly Review, 5(4), 2018: 336-345.

Kristof Smeyers, “Goddelijk. Perspectieven voor de studie van religieuze extase in negentiende-eeuws Vlaanderen”, Tijd-Schrift, 8.2 (2018): 64-77. Download.

Leonardo Rossi, ‘Lucrezia Gambara: “femmina visionaria e fanatica’, in Dizionario di eretici, dissidenti e inquisitori nel mondo mediterraneo, Florence, Edizioni Clori, 2018, 303-308

Leonardo Rossi, ‘Oltre i confini del chiostro e delle mura domestiche. Donne carismatiche alla conquista dello spazio pubblico dell’Italia del XIX-XX secolo’, in Donne del mediterraneo. Dinamiche di potere, Marco Marino and Giovanni Spani (eds.), Lanciano: Carabba, 2018, 47-58. Rossi_2018_Oltre i confini del chiostro e delle mura domestiche_in_Donne del Mediterraneo

Tine Van Osselaer and Andrea Graus, ‘On commotions and commodities. Catholic celebrities in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe’,  The Journal of Religious History, 42:4(2018), p. 485-491 (Link to Introduction:

Tine Van Osselaer, Andrea Graus and Leonardo Rossi (eds), “On commotions and commodities. Catholic celebrities in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe,” Special issue of Journal of Religious History, 42(4), 2018.

Tine Van Osselaer, “Stigmata, prophecies and politics. Louise Lateau in the German and Belgian culture wars of the late nineteenth century”Journal of Religious History, 42(4), 2018: 591-610. Download article (Open access).

Andrea Graus, “‘Wonder nuns’: Sor Patrocinio, the politics of the supernatural and republican caricature”Journal of Religious History 42(4), 2018: 568-590. Download article (Open access).

Andrea Graus, “Mysticism in the courtroom in 19th century Europe”History of the Human Sciences, 31(3), 2018: 21-40, Download article (Open access)

Tine Van Osselaer, ‘Valued most highly and preserved most carefully’: Using saintly figures’ houses and memorabilia collections to campaign for their canonisation”Museum History Journal, 11(1), 2018: 94-101 Download article (Open access)

Kristof Smeyers, “When immortals die. Excavating the emotional impact of the death of prophets in nineteenth-century England”Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies, 2(2), 2017: 1-31. Preprint version

Tine Van Osselaer, Leonardo Rossi and Andrea Graus, “Virgin mothers and alteri Christi. Stigmatic women and the cult of motherhood in Europe”, in: Caroline Sägesser and Cécile Vanderpelen-Diagre (eds.)  La Sainte famille. Sexualité, filiation et parentalité dans l’Eglise catholique (Problèmes d’Histoire des Religions, Volume 24), Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, Brussels, 2017, 169-178. Download chapter

Tine Van Osselaer, “Stigmatic women in modern Europe. An exploratory note on gender, corporeality and Catholic culture,” in M. Mazoyer and P. Mirault, eds., Évolutions et transformations du mariage dans le christianisme, L’Harmattan, Paris, 2017 (Cahiers Disputatio), pp.269-289. Download chapter

Tine Van Osselaer, “The affair of the photographs. Controlling the public image of a nineteenth-century stigmatic,” Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 68(4), 2017: 784-806. Open access.

Andrea Graus, “A visit to remember. Stigmata and celebrity at the turn of the twentieth century,” Cultural and Social History, 14(1), 2017: 55-72. Open access.

Tine Van Osselaer, “Dor, paixao et compaixao. Mulheres estigmatizadas na Europa contemporânea (Pain, passion and compassion. Writing on stigmatic women in Modern Europe),” in J.L. Fontes, F. Andrade, T. Pires-Marques, eds., Género e interioridade na vida religiosa: conceitos, contextos e práticas, Universidade Católica Portuguesa/ Centro de Estudos de História Religiosa, Lisboa, 2017, 169-188. Download chapter

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