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Melina Reintjens MA

PhD candidate


Area(s) of interest: Dutch History, Early Modern History, Material Culture, Medieval Studies, Religious History & Theology

Cohort/Start PhD: 2020-2021

Renovating the church. Material culture, Habsburg ritual and early counter-reformation experiments in the Low Countries, c.1535-1585
Ghent University
Supervisor(s): Prof.dr. Anne-Laure Van Bruaene, Prof.dr. Koenraad Jonckheere
Aanstelling: 2020-2024

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.