Annelies LannoyAnnelies Lannoy

(°1984) is invited lecturer in religious studies at Ghent University. Her research focuses on the history of the academic study of religion in 19th  and 20th  century Europe. She obtained her PhD from Ghent University (2012) with a dissertation on the ideas of the Belgian historian of religions Franz Cumont and the French Catholic priest and historian of religions Alfred Loisy within the context of the modernist crisis in the Catholic Church. Specializing in the study of scientific correspondence, she has been carrying out research on the making of history of religions as an academic discipline, and on scientific networks in knowledge production on ancient religions. She co-authored and co-edited “Mon cher Mithra.” La Correspondance entre Franz Cumont et Alfred Loisy, Mémoires de l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (Paris, 2019) with Corinne Bonnet & Danny Praet. She also authored Alfred Loisy and the Making of History of Religions (De Gruyter, 2020), which received the 2020 Jan Gillis Award of the Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts for its original contribution to the history of science.