Dr Vincent Baptist
Phone number: 0104082571
Area(s) of interest: Dutch History, Modern & Contemporary History, Popular Culture, Urban History
Cohort/Start PhD: 2019-2020
His doctoral research is embedded within the European HERA-funded project ‘Pleasurescapes: Port Cities’ Transnational Forces of IntegrationOpens external’. As part of this collaborative project, he investigates public spaces of entertainment that were located in the city of Rotterdam throughout the period 1870-1975. He is also affiliated with the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus research consortium ‘PortCityFuturesOpens external‘, and with Huizinga Instituut, the national research school for Cultural History in the Netherlands.
Vincent previously worked as a Pre PhD Fellow within the digital humanities research program CREATE (Creative Amsterdam: An E-Humanities Perspective) at the University of Amsterdam, where he developed a geospatial analysis of film exhibition and consumption in early 20th century Amsterdam. This research was partially linked to the CLARIAH Amsterdam Time Machine project. Prior to this, he worked as a student assistant at CREATE, and developed the research project ‘Mapping European Performing Arts Data’. From 2018 to 2020, he was also an editorial assistant for NECSUS – European Journal of Media Studies.
Vincent obtained a Research Master in Media Studies (University of Amsterdam), with special research interests into film festivals, processes of film circulation and distribution, as well as cinematic practices of slowness and stasis. He also holds a BA in Media Studies (University of Amsterdam) and a BSc in Business Economics (KU Leuven).
Pleasure in the Port: Spatial Histories of Notorious Entertainment Culture in Rotterdam
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Promotor & co-promotor: Prof. Dr. Paul van de Laar & Prof. Dr. Ben Wubs Aanstelling: Vanaf juli 2019