VU University Amsterdam, Leiden University, Ghent University, VU University Brussels – NWO & FWO project
Researchers: Inger Leemans, Frans-Willem Korsten, Kornee van der Haven, Karel Vanhaesebrouck
PhD candidates: Michel van Duijnen MA, Yannice De Bruyn MA
The project Imagineering Violence – Techniques of Early Modern Performativity in the Northern and Southern Netherlands 1630-1690 – is a cooperation between 2 Belgian and 2 Dutch universities and was born out of the observation that the early modern period is replete with representations of violence, especially in the visual arts and on stage. While violence as a cultural-historical phenomenon has gained an increasing amount of scholarly attention in the past years, questions about performance and theatricality still seem to be underexposed in research.