For best experience please turn on javascript and use a modern browser!
You are using a browser that is no longer supported by Microsoft. Please upgrade your browser. The site may not present itself correctly if you continue browsing.
Over the past few months, researchers from four different UvA faculties were invited to enter the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Their challenge was to pitch their PhD research to a lay audience in a three-minute video. Based on these videos, three finalists per faculty were chosen, who will go head to head during the 3MT finals on 7 September.

The 3MT competition was developed by the University of Queensland and is held annually by 900 universities in 85 countries worldwide. We are very proud that the UvA can be added to this list in 2021. The winner will be announced on 7 September 2021 during the 3MT finals. Prize money will be awarded to the winner (1000 euros) and the two runners-up (500 euros each). 

A total of seven PhD candidates from the Faculty of Humanities took part in the competition. Watch their video presentations below.

The finalists

An independent jury selected the following three finalists from the Faculty of Humanities: Sanne Frequin (Medieval Tombs as a tool for propaganda), Lola Digard (Forensic medicine in the Middle Ages) en Rukayyah Reichling (A colonial gaze on Mecca). 

Sanne Frequin
Sanne Frequin - Medieval Tombs as a tool for propaganda
Lola Digard
Lola Digard - Forensic medicine in the Middle Ages
Rukayyah Reichling
Rukayyah Reichling – Researching: A colonial gaze on Mecca

Other participants

PhD candidates Alexander Collin, Florence Evans, Daniella Mauer and Anna-Rose Shack also participated in the competition. Watch their pitches below.

Alexander Collin
Alexander Collin - Knowledge, Ignorance, and Political Decision Making in Early Modern Cities
Florence Evans
Florence Evans - Cultural Memory of Argentina's last Civil-military Dictatorship at the turn of the 21st century
Daniella Mauer
Daniella Mauer - Pandemics and Piety in Yiddisch Remedy Books in the 17-18th Century
Anna-Rose Shack
Anna-Rose Shack - The early modern female poetic voice