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Eelco Nagelsmit begins VENI research 'Divine Denkraum'

19 March 2018

On 1 March 2018, Dr. Eelco Nagelsmit has begun his Veni research project: 'Divine Denkraum: Early Modern Protestant Princes Exchanging Thoughts through Things.'

Princes and theologians in early modern Europe exchanged thoughts through things. Focusing on three protestant courts in Germany and England (c. 1630-1730), this project examines how material objects provided Denkraum for reflection on and contemplation of the divine, and thus brings together art history and religious studies to better understand the relation between art, politics, and religion.

Eelco Nagelsmit studied history of art and architecture at the universities of Groningen and Leiden. He obtained his doctorate at Ghent and Leiden with a dissertation on art and architecture as agents of change in Counter-Reformation Brussels. He held a postdoc at the University of Copenhagen and was assistant at ETH Zurich (gta).

Last modified:20 March 2018 08.32 a.m.

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