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Research interests

Dr Bram van Leuveren is an historian of diplomacy and the performing arts in early modern Europe, and works as lecturer in Arts, Culture, and Media Studies at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He is the winner of a Maddock Research Fellowship 2019 (Marsh's Library, Dublin). Van Leuveren  graduated from the University of St Andrews in June 2019 with a PhD thesis on diplomacy and festival culture in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century France. His commercial monograph, entitled Early Modern Diplomacy and French Festival Culture, 1572-1615, is under contract with Brill and is expected to appear in August 2021. Bram obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees in Arts, Culture, and Media Studies at the University of Groningen which were both awarded with 'cum laude'.


Disputed State, Contested Hospitality: Dutch Ambassadors in Search of a New Overlord at the French Court of King Henry III, 1584-1585

Difficult Empathy: The Effect of Narrative Perspective on Reader’s Engagement with a First-Person Narrator

Crossing Borders: Comparative and Transnational Approaches to Court and Civic Festivals in Early Modern Europe

Theatre in Saint-Domingue, 1764-1791 – Plays, Ballets and Operas

Forging Diplomacy Abroad and at Home: French Festival Culture in a European Context, 1572-1615

'Early Modern Diplomacy, Theatre and Soft Power: The Making of Peace' (ed. by Nathalie Rivère de Carles; London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

Small Stories, Unfulfilled Narrative Scripts: “Making Sense” of the Experimental Theatre Performance 'the fault lines'

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