• This initiative uses methodologies developed across the Historical, Social, and Cognitive Sciences to produce a comprehensive analysis of late antique martyr panegyria. Developed in collaboration with the Department of Psychology of the University of Vienna, the project seeks to identify how the ritual’s mise-en-scène shaped the participants’ response, and how we can relate the observable features of the experience to something as subjective as individual emotional responses.
  • The ultimate aim of the project is to develop an interdisciplinary model for the study of emotion manipulation in ritual contexts.
  • The project was offered funding by both the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the European Commission (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship) and was granted a third year of funding by the University of Vienna.