Melina Reintjens MA
Area(s) of interest: Dutch History, Early Modern History, Material Culture, Medieval Studies, Religious History & Theology
Renovating the church. Material culture, Habsburg ritual and early counter-reformation experiments in the Low Countries, c.1535-1585
Supervisor(s): Prof.dr. Anne-Laure Van Bruaene, Prof.dr. Koenraad Jonckheere
This project challenges the established chronology of the Counter-Reformation by investigating Catholic investments in material culture in the Low Countries in the transitional period from c. 1535 to c. 1585. Our interdisciplinary project focuses on the church building and will pay special attention to the dynamic interplay between stylistic experiments and the ritual uses of objects during Habsburg ceremonies.