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Jorieke Savelkouls MA

PhD candidate


Area(s) of interest: Dutch History, Environmental History, Modern & Contemporary History

Cohort/Start PhD: 2018-2019

The making of the Friesian horse

Utrecht University
Aanstelling: vanaf januari 2018

This PhD project focuses on the making of the Friesian horse in the wake of (agricultural) modernisation, and ‘the making of a cultural icon’. The dissertation hinges on breeding culture and breed politics, as well as cultural, political, scientific, economic and social change in relation to regional horse breeding since circa 1800. The research involves a wide variety of source material such as state documents, minutes belonging to breed registries and committees, agricultural periodicals and newspapers, films, photographs and interviews.