Tommie van Wanrooij
Tommie van Wanrooij is a PhD candidate and lecturer at Leiden University. He studied Dutch Language and Literature (BA) and Literary Studies (RMA) at Radboud University Nijmegen. His PhD project aims to uncover the functions of women’s rewriting in the eighteenth and nineteenth-century Low Countries.
Kaylee Spivey Good
Kaylee Spivey Good is a PhD candidate at Vrije University Amsterdam studying culture and heritage. Her project is examining the case study of the Parthenon Artifacts at The Acropolis Museum and The British Museum and how museum design connects these artifacts to nationalist narratives. Kaylee got her MA in Theatre and Drama at The University of Amsterdam and received two BAs from Indiana University in Acting and Directing and European and Middle Eastern Relations. She also owned and operated a theatre company in Indianapolis Indiana.
Evi Dijcks is a research master student Dutch Literature and Culture at Utrecht University. She completed a bachelor Dutch Language and Literature at Leiden University. Her research focuses on early modern literature and culture, specifically women writers and literary societies in the eighteenth century.
This year, we also said goodbye to three valuable council members:
Alie Lassche: Alie was the dedicated coordinator of the council and greatly helped harmonise all of the activities and events the council was part of. She is currently finishing her PhD research at the university of Leiden. Her research is part of the NWO project ‘Chronicling novelty. New knowledge in the Netherlands, 1500-1850’ where she studies the changing information landscape of early modern Dutch chroniclers, and how they engage with new information (1500-1850).
Anna de Bruyn: As a member of the council, Anna considerably contributed to the internal activities of the council and the organisation of social events. She is finishing her PhD research at the university of Groningen with a project entitled “Image between Manuscript and Print: re-reading the ‘printing revolution’. Her research focuses on fifteenth-century book illustrations, particularly on how illustration practices developed with the advent of printing.
Eliza Spakman: Eliza Spakman was a devoted RMA member. Due to personal circumstances, her research MA in in literary studies at the university of Groningen was delayed, but it meant the council was fortunate enough to have her contribution for a longer period of time. For instance, Eliza first suggested the idea of the course “Key concepts in Cultural History”, which is now a fixed part of the curriculum. Eliza is now finishing her research specialising in late eighteenth-century Anglo- Irish women’s writing, particularly that of Maria Edgeworth.
We want to thank Alie, Anna and Eliza for their work in the council and we wish you all three good luck for the completion of your theses!