Stengs, dr. I.L. (Irene)

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  • Stengs, I.L. (2009) Worshipping the Great Moderniser. King Chulalongkorn, Patron Saint of the Thai Middle Class. Singapore/Seattle : NUS Press/University of Washington Press, 2009. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2002) Worshipping the Great Moderniser. The cult of King Chulalongkorn, patron saint of the Thai middle class. (Dissertatie, UvA, Culturele antropologie.). Amsterdam : In eigen beheer uitgegeven, 2002.


  • Stengs, I.L. (2012) Nieuw in Nederland. Feesten en rituelen in verandering. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2012. Full text:


  • Stengs, I.L. (2013) 'Dutch Treats. Summer Markets and the Festive Everydayness of Dutch Fast Food'. In: Etnofoor: 25 (2 [The Netherlands Now]), 145-158.. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2013) 'Symmetrie in de Nederlandse Vensterbank'. In: NL / Bert Verhoeff. Eindhoven : Lecturis, 2013, pp. 104-107.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2012) 'Bermmonumenten. Nieuwe rouwcultuur in de openbare ruimte'. In: Handelingen. Tijdschrift voor praktische theologie en religiewetenschap, 66-73. Full text:
  • Cornips, L. & V. de Rooij & I.L. Stengs. (2012) 'Carnavalesk taalgebruik en de constructie van lokale identiteiten. Een pleidooi voor taalcultuur als onderzoeksveld'. In: Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics: 1 (1), 15-40. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2012) 'Gedenken op de plek des onheils: bermmonumenten als materiële uitdrukking van veranderende rouwcultuur'. In: Volkskunde. Tijdschrift over de cultuur van het dagelijkse leven, 263-281. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2012) 'Sacred Singularities: Crafting Royal Images in Present-Day Thailand'. In: The Journal of Modern Craft: 5 ((1)), 51-68. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2012) 'Giving Public Space a Face: The Agency of Monuments and Portraits, Thailand and the Netherlands compared'. In: Devising Order. Socio-religious Models, Rituals, and the Performativity of Practice. B.Boute & T. Småberg (Ed.). Leiden : Brill, 2012, pp. 61-80. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2012) 'Inleiding. Nieuwe Nederlandsheid in feest en ritueel'. In: Stengs, I.L. (ed.). Nieuw in Nederland. Feesten en rituelen in verandering. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2012, pp. 9-25. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2012) 'Portraits that Matter: King Chulalongkorn Objects and the Sacred World of Thai-ness'. In: Houtman, D. & B. Meyer (ed.). Things. Religion and the Question of Materiality. New York : Fordham University Press, 2012, pp. 137-150. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2012) 'Thais nieuwjaar in Waalwijk. Viering van de Thaise eigenheid in een Nederlands-Europese context'. In: Stengs, I.L. (ed.). Nieuw in Nederland. Feesten en rituelen in verandering. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2012, pp. 133-142. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2011) 'Hedendaagse rituelen in de Nederlandse samenleving'. In: Special Issue: Jubileumnummer 50 jaar Internationaal Danstheater (iD).
  • Stengs, I.L. (2011) 'Het Postume Leven van Andre Hazes'. In: ICA (Zomer 2011), 16-20. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2011) 'Imitation, Contestation and Competition. Authentication Strategies in Media-driven Society'. In: Etnofoor: 23 (1), 200-204.. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2011) 'Ephemeral Memorials: Commemorative Rituals upon Violent Death in the Public Domain I: the Case of Anja Joos'. In: Post, P. & A.L. Meulendijk & J.E.A. Kroesen (ed.). Sacred Places in Modern Western Culture. Leuven : Peeters, 2011, pp. 241-246.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2011) 'Ephemeral Memorials: Commemorative Rituals upon Violent Death in the Public Domain II: The Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh Memorial Sites'. In: Post, P. & A.L. Meulendijk & J.E.A. Kroesen (ed.). Sacred Places in Modern Western Culture. Leuven : Peeters, 2011, pp. 247-252.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2011) 'Farewell to a Dutch Singer: Stadium Death Celebrations - Tokens of Our Time'. In: Post, P. & A.L. Molendijk & J.E.A. Kroesen (ed.). Sacred Places in Modern Western Culture. Leuven : Peeters, 2011, pp. 223-226. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2011) 'Ritual Mediations of Violent Death: An Ethnography of the Theo van Gogh Memorial Site, Amsterdam'. In: Margry, P.J. & C. Sanchez (ed.). Grassroots Memorials. The Politics of Memorializing Traumatic Death. [S.l.] : Berghahn Books, 2011, pp. -. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2011) 'Ritueel, spiegel van de veranderende samenleving'. In: Schnabel et al, P. (ed.). Wat iedereen moet weten van de menswetenschappen. De gammacanon. Amsterdam : J.M. Meulenhoff, 2011, pp. 66-69. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2010) ''Echt Andre'. Belichaming en beleving van ruige authenticiteit onder Andre Hazesfans'. In: Sociologie: 6 ((2)), 50-70. Full text:
  • Cornips, L. & I.L. Stengs. (2010) 'Regionale identiteit: het belang van het lokale voor de beleving van wie we zijn'. In: Idee: wetenschappelijk tijdschrift D66: 31 (5), 10-13. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2010) 'Public Practices of Commemorative Mourning: Ritualized Space. Politicized Space, Mediated Space (Three cases from the Netherlands)'. In: Post, P & A.L. Molendijk (ed.). In: Holy ground: Reinventing Ritual Space in Modern Western Culture. Leuven : Peeters, 2010, pp. 119-143. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2009) 'Death and Disposal of the People's Singer. The body and bodily practices in commemorative ritual'. In: Mortality: 14 (2), 102-118. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2009) 'Dutch Mourning Politics. The Theo van Gogh Memorial Space'. In: Quotidian. Journal for the Study of Everyday Life: 1 (1). Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2009) 'Spontaneous Shrines'. In: Bryant, C.D. & D.L. Peck (ed.). Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience. Thousands Oaks, USA : Sage, 2009, pp. 892-895. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2008) 'Modern Thai Encounters with the Sublime. The Powerful Presence of a Great King of Siam through his Portraits'. In: Material Religion: 4 ((2)), 160-171. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2008) 'Kinderverjaardagen in Nederland'. In: Er is er een jarig. Fotoboek van Anneke Hilhorst. Alphen aan de Maas : Uitgeverij Veerhuis, 2008, pp. 111-119.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2007) 'Commemorating Victims of 'Senseless Violence": Negotiating Ethnic Inclusion and Exclusion'. In: Margry, P. & H. Roodenburg (ed.). Reframing Dutch Culture. Between Otherness and AuthenticiTY. Hampshire : Ashgate, 2007, pp. 159-179. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2007) 'Dance Events: Ritual, Sensory Experience and Commerce. An Ethnographic Approach to Dance Culture.'. In: Aitchison, C. & A. Pritchard (ed.). Festivals and Events: Culture and IdentiTY in Leisure, Sport and Tourism.. Eastbourne : UniversiTY of Brighton, 2007, pp. 55-66. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2007) 'Intercultureel Intermezzo'. In: Guadeloupe, F. & V. de Rooij (ed.). Zo zijn onze manieren. Visies op multiculturaliteit in Nederland.. Amsterdam : Rozenberg Publishers, 2007, pp. 125-130. Full text:
  • Brummelhuis, H. ten & I.L. Stengs. (2007) 'Thai-Dutch Interactions in the Thai CommuniTY'. In: Pombejra, D. na & H. ten Brummelhuis & N. Chutiwongs (ed.). Proceedings of the International Symposium "Crossroads of Thai and Dutch History", on the occasion of the 400 years of relations between Thailand and the Netherlands, National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden 9-11 September, 2004. Bangkok : SEAMEO-SPAFA, 2007, pp. 369-398.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2007) 'The Sensation of Dance Events: Ritual and Sensory Experience'. In: Ginkel, R. van & A. Strating (ed.). Wildness & Sensation. Anthropology of Sinister and Sensuous Realms. Apeldoorn, Antwerpen : Het Spinhuis, 2007, pp. 236-253. Full text:
  • Ginkel, R. van & I.L. Stengs. (2006) 'An Outsider Looking in: Jeremy Boissevain'. In: Etnofoor: 18 (2), Pp. 47-66. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2005) 'Dweilen en andere rituelen in Kneuterburcht en omstreken. Een etnografische verkenning van het carnaval in Amsterdam-West.'. In: Respons: Mededelingen van het Meertens Instituut (7), 14-25. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2005) 'Presence of the King: The Vitality of the Image of King Chulalongkorn for Modern Urban Thailand'. In: Hopgood, J. . (ed.). The Making of Saints. Contesting Sacred Ground. Alabama : The University of Alabama Press, 2005, pp. 42-58. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2005) 'The commodification of King Chulalongkorn: His portraits, their cultural biographies, and the enduring aura of a Great King of Siam'. In: Binsbergen, W. van & P. Geschiere (ed.). Commodification, Things, Agency and Identities (The Social Life of Things revisited). Munster : LIT Verlag, 2005, pp. 301-318. Full text:
  • Stengs, I.L. (2003) 'Ephemeral Memorials against 'Senseless Violence'; Materialisations of Public Outcry'. In: Etnofoor: 16 (2), Pp. 36-52.


  • Stengs, I.L. (2014) Ambachtelijkheid. Authenticiteit, identiteit en 'levensvatbaarheid'. Symposium Ambacht in Beeld Festival, Amsterdam, 27-05-2014.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2014) Buddhism, gender and sexuality in Thai society Western perceptions, local ideals and practices. UvA Pride, Amsterdam, 07-02-2014.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2014) The Post-mortem Transformation of a Working Class Hero Neoliberal Public Culture in the Netherlands. Council for European Studies Conference, 14-16 March, Washington DC, 15-03-2014.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2013) Achter dijken en over zee. Maritieme tradities en Nederlandse eigenheid. Museumsymposium Maritieme cultuur en Nederlandse identiteit, Amsterdam, Scheepvaart Museum, 29-11-2013.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2013) Branching into Heritage. A Genesis of the Anne Frank Tree and its Multiplications. Conference Heritage Performance and the Everyday (23-25 January UCT/UWC), Cape Town, 25-01-2013.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2013) Branching into Heritage. The Genesis of the Anne Frank Tree and its Multiplications. SIEF Conference (30 June - 4 July, University of Tartu), Tartu, 02-07-2013.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2013) Commemorative objects and the sublime. Reclamekermis: advertising the sublime, Eye, Amsterdam, 20-04-2013.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2013) Het sociale leven van de Anne Frankboom.. seminar Dynamiek van de Herinnering, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 16-04-2013.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2013) Hout, zaailingen en kastanjes. De Anne Frankboom leeft!. Stadsdeel Centrum Lezing, Amsterdam, 29-08-2013.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2013) Languagecultural Practices in Concert. The Balanced Spectacles of André Rieu, the World's King of the Waltz. Workshop 'Language in the Margins', 15-18 December, NIAS., Wassenaar, 17-12-2013.
  • Cornips, L. & V. de Rooij & I.L. Stengs & L. Thissen. (2013) Media and Language. Including the Local. LARM Audio Research Archive Conference: Digital Archives, Audiovisual Media and Cultural Memory, Copenhagen, 14-11-2013.
  • Thissen, L. & L. Cornips & V. de Rooij & I.L. Stengs & A.M. Strycharz-Banas. (2013) Moving dialects-moving places. What is belonging in relation to place and language?. A Sense of Place: Studies in Language & Region., University of Sheffield, 06-04-2013.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2013) Ordinary People. Performing Dutchness in a Popular Sing-along Culture. 20th CES Conference, Mini-symposium Meertens Instituut: Frozen Formations. Rediscovering the National in Western Europe (25-27 June), University of Amsterdam, 27-06-2013.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2013) Verbinden, uitsluiten en overstijgen in publieke rituelen en in het werk van Aernout Mik. Publiekslezing in het kader van de tentoonstelling Communitas van Aernout Mik, Amstedam, Stedelijk Museum, 05-07-2013.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2013) Wie? Waarom? Waar? Wanneer? Verbinden, uitsluiten en overstijgen in publieke rituelen. Publiekslezing in het kader van de voorstelling Nederland Feestjesland en 'de Massa'., Amsterdam, Theater de Balie, 23-09-2013.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2012) Ascertaining the Future Memory of Our Time Dutch Museums Collecting Relics of National Tragedy. EASA Conference, 10-13 July 2012, Parijs, 11-07-2012.
  • Cornips, L. & V. de Rooij & I.L. Stengs. (2012) Carnavalesk language use and the construction of local identities. Seminar, Tilburg, 17-01-2012.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2012) Negotiating Dutch Culture. Symposium Cultural Politics and the Perils of Belonging. South Africa and the Netherlands in comparative perspective, Amsterdam, Meertens Instituut, 07-06-2012.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2012) Ritueel en populaire cultuur. College Ouderdag Kwakiutl Studievereniging Culturele Antropologie, Amsterdam, 20-04-2012.
  • Rooij, V. de & I.L. Stengs. (2012) Van Limburg naar Limburg. Culturele eigenheid en diversiteit in beweging. Symposium ter ere oratie Leonie Cornips, hoogleraar Taalcultuur, Maastricht, 11-05-2012.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2011) Anticipatory Heritage. Contested material mementos of contemporary societal ruptures in Dutch society. International Conference Heritage Dynamics, October 15-19, 2011, Salvador, Brazillie, 19-10-2011.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2011) Feesten!. SEC/VESPA lezing, Amsterdam, 14-04-2011.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2011) Moderne Rituelen in de Hedendaagse Samenleving. Docentendag Maatsschappijleer 2011, Zwolle, 11-02-2011.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2011) Moving Monuments. Cinematic Experiences of Thai Religious-National Identity through Statues. Porticus Global Seminar in Media and Religion, August 14-18, University of Hyderabad, India, 18-08-2011.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2011) Sacred Waste. Matter and Meaning in Mourning. Death, Dying and Disposal Conference 10, September 9-12,, Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, 11-09-2011.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2011) The Car, the Pistol and the Knife. Preserving Public Emotions through Sensational Objects. Sief Conference, 17 - 20 april, 2011, Lissabon, 19-04-2011.
  • Cornips, L. & V. de Rooij & I.L. Stengs. (2011) The Construction of Local Identities in Limburg: Introduction to the Project. International Workshop The Construction of Local Identities through Culture and Language, 1- 3 December 2011, NAIS, Wassenaar, 01-12-2011.
  • Cornips, L. & I.L. Stengs. (2011) We doen parodieren, wah! Carnavelske identeiten in taal en cultuur. Wetenschapsdag, "schaduwuniversiteit" UIL+, Interne Geneeskunde, Faculteit Geneeskunde, Universiteit van Maastricht, 11-11-2011.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2011) Workshop academia and network society. UGU career conference 2011, Utrecht, University College, 12-04-2011.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2010) The Heritage of the People's Singer. Styling, Mimicking and Performing in an Authentic Dutch Sing-along Culture. Sensational Heritage: Fashioning Culture, Styling the Past, Stimulating the Senses, Accra (Ghana), 27-04-2010.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2010) The certainty of being Thai. The strive for Thainess in popular Thai religiousity. Workshop on Human Security and Religious Certainty in Southeast Asia, 15-17 January 2010, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 15-01-2010.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2009) Crafting Royal Images in Present-Day Thailand: Creating Sacred Singularities that Show their Making. Showing Making. International conference on the representation of image making and creative practices in ritual, art, media and science, Amsterdam, 19-06-2009.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2009) Hedendaagse feestcultuur in Nederland. Lezing Cultuur- en Mentaliteitsgeschiedenis Soiree, Nijmegen, 29-01-2009.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2009) Memorial Inspired Art and Advertising in the Netherlands. Invoking the Emotive Power of Commemorative Symbols. Death, Dying and Disposal Conference, 9-12 September 2009, Durham, UK, 11-09-2009.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2009) Party Culture @nl. Lezing SCO, Sociologie/Antropologie, UvA, Amsterdam, 09-12-2009.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2009) Portraits that Matter. King Chulalongkorn Objects and the Sacred World of Thainess. Global Seminar: Sensations, Religious Mediations and the Formation of Identities, 15-18 August, 2009, Accra, Ghana, datum onbekend.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2008) Amway the Thai Way. Direct Sale and the Businesses of Faith. The 10th Biennial EASA Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 27-08-2008.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2008) Celebrating Kingship, Worrying about the Monarchy. The 10th International Conference on Thai Studies, Bangkok, Thailand, 10-01-2008.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2008) Giving Public Space a Face: the Agency of Monuments and Portraits (Thailand and the Netherlands compared). European Social Science History Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 28-03-2008.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2008) Kinderverjaardagen in Nederland. Opening fototentoonstelling Anneke Hilhorst 'Er is er een jarig', Amsterdam, Openbare Bibliotheek, 08-06-2008. Full text:
  • Dibbits, H.C. & I.L. Stengs & M. Balkenhol. (2008) Presentatie van het onderzoek van de afdeling Etnologie, Meertens Instituut. IMES seminar (UvA), Amsterdam, 02-12-2008.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2008) The European Song Contest: a A Unifying and Discordant Cultural Practice. SIEF Conference 2008, Derry, Northern Ireland, 17-06-2008.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2008) hergebruik van interviews: wat betekent dat?. DANS symposium Interviews uit de kast, Den Haag, 14-03-2008.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2007) Modern Thai Encounters with the Sublime: The Awe-Inspiring Presence of King Chulalongkorn (r. 1868-1910) through His Portraits. Things: Material Religion and the Topography of Divine Spaces, The Future of the Religious Past, Amsterdam, 12-06-2007.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2007) Mourning Events. Death and Disposal of the People"s Singer. Death, Dying and Disposal Conference, 12-15 September 2007, University of Bath, Bath, UK, 14-09-2007.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2007) Public Practices of Commemorative Mourning: Ritualized Space, Politicized Space, Mediated Space (three cases from the Netherlands). International Workshop Re-inventing Ritual Space in Modern Western Culture, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, 26-10-2007.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2007) Senseless Violence in Dutch Society or How the Dutch are loosing their trust in the public domain. Summerschool Relations of Trust, July 5,6,7 Amsterdam, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 05-07-2007.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2006) Ephemeral memorials as performative practice An ethnography of the Theo van Gogh memorial site. 9th EASA Biennial Conference 'Europe and the World', Bristol, Engeland, 20-09-2006.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2006) Feest en ritueel: het feest van de verjaardagen. Symposium Maritieme Feesten, Scheepvaart Museum, Amsterdam, 08-12-2006.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2006) The Art of Mourning. Collective Memorials for Traffic Victims in The Netherlands. International Conference Technologies of Memory in the Arts, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, 19-05-2006.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2006) Waarom hechten wij aan tradities?. VGSL 'Franciscus Gomarus', Leiden, 21-04-2006.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2005) Dance Events: Ritual, Sensory Experience and Commerce. An Ethnographic Approach to Dance Culture. LSA 2005 Festivals and Events: Beyond Economic Impacts July 6-8, 2005, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK, 08-07-2005.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2005) Individual and Collective Memorials: Different Strategies in Mourning Traffic Victims in The Netherlands. 7th Death, Dying and Disposal Conference, September 15-18, 2005, Bath University, Bath, UK, 17-09-2005.
  • Stengs, I.L. & A. Strating & T. Sunier. (2005) The dynamics of in- and exclusion in ethnographic fieldwork. Autochtonen, Burgers, en Vreemdelingen. Kwesties van in- en uitsluiting, Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, Arnhem, 04-11-2005.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2005) Wie wonen er nog in Knardorp en Kneuterburcht? De betekenis van lokaliteit voor carnavalisten in Amsterdam-West. Percepties van lokaliteit in de hedendaagse Nederlandse feestcultuur, Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam, 07-10-2005.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2005) Worshipping King Chulalongkorn: Aesthetics of a Thai Kingly Cult. The Future of the Religious Past, NWO, Amsterdam, 03-06-2005.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2004) Feestelijke verleiding: de verbeelding van ritueel in reclame. Spiritualiteit en het Nederlandse bedrijfsleven, Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam, 23-06-2004.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2004) Hedendaagse feestcultuur in Nederland: Carnaval 2004 in Geuzenveld en Osdorp. Forum, Politiek en Sociaal-Culturele Wetenschappen, UvA, Amsterdam, 23-04-2004.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2004) Hoogtijdagen in de Thaise tempel in Waalwijk: vieringen van de Thaise eigenheid in een Nederlands-Europese context. Vieringen van migrantengemeenschappen in de hedendaagse Nederlandse samenleving, Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam, 18-05-2004.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2004) Roadside Mourning: Material Manifestations, Private Messages and Public Debate in The Netherlands. 8th EASA Biennal Conference, 8-12 September 2004, Vienna, Wenen, 08-09-2004.
  • Stengs, I.L. & H. ten Brummelhuis. (2004) Thai-Dutch Interactions in the Thai Community part II. Thai Temple Ceremonies in Waalwijk and the Thai Community. International Symposium, Crossroads of Thai and Dutch History, National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, 09-09-2004.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2004) Waarom vieren mensen feest?. Studium Generale 'In de Gloria, zoeken naar het bijzondere', Universiteit van Tilburg, Tilburg, 02-12-2004.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2003) Gedenken op de plek des onheils: particuliere monumentjes als materiële uitdrukking van veranderende rouwcultuur.. Paper gepresenteerd op de Lustrum Conferentie Antropologische Beroepsvereniging, Leiden, 21-11-2003.


  • Stengs, I.L. (2010) De Gammacanon: Rituelen. In: De Volkskrant, 27-02-2010.
  • Stengs, I.L. (2009) Geert Wilders, Theo van Gogh en de media. In: Standplaats Wereld, 07-11-2009. Full text:


  • Constructie van regionale identiteit in Limburg: een onderzoek naar taalcultuur (2011-....). Dit project onderzoekt a) de inzet van taal (dialect, regiolect, Nederlands, hybride vormen) en cultuur (ritueel, feesten) in de constructie van lokale identiteit(en) in Limburg, b) de contexten waarin lokale identiteit(en) worden beleefd en uitgedragen, en c) de betrokken actoren en hun publiek. Hierbij is het niet zozeer de vraag of er - zoals het begrip dialectrenaissance suggereert - sprake is van een opleving van dialectgebruik in kwantitatieve zin: het gaat om de betekenissen die aan taalgebruik worden toegekend. Een belangrijk theoretisch uitgangspunt is dat 'de plaats', 'de regio' of 'de streek' geen geografisch afgebakende gebieden zijn met vastomlijnde culturele, linguïstische en historische eigenschappen, maar tijdsgebonden dynamische producten van collectief handelen en sociale verbeelding. Het onderzoek zal daarom zowel gericht zijn op de discursieve aspecten van de uitdrukking en vormgeving van lokale identiteit(en) als op de praxis waarbinnen deze identiteit(en) (in de zin van performance) vorm krijgen en worden beleefd (vgl. Bell 1997; Bourdieu 1984, 1991; Eckert 2000; Eckert & McConnell-Ginet 1999; Lave & Wenger 1991; Meinhof & Galasinski 2005). Project in samenwerking met: UvA: dr. Vincent de Rooij, MU:Prof. dr. Wiel Kusters, UvA: Prof. dr. Joep Leerssen, Radboud: Prof. dr. Eric Venbrux, MU: drs Lotte Thissen.