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Renée Vulto MA

PhD candidate


Area(s) of interest: Dutch History, Early Modern History, Identity, Music & Theatre History

Cohort/Start PhD: 2017-2018

Singing Communities: Dutch Political Songs and the Performance of National Identity (1775-1825)

Ghent University
Promotor(es): Prof. dr. Cornelis van der Haven, Prof. dr. Isabella van Elferen
Aanstelling: vanaf september 2017

Early modern songs were broadly considered as effective instruments to strengthen the formation of collective identities. This project aims to better understand how this function was attributed to Dutch political songs (1775-1825). Its focus is on communal song practices, specifically on the possible tensions between the desired effect of songs and the harsh political reality of disunity and crisis.