The Hanse, an extensive medieval mercantile network, has a continuous presence today – think, for example, of Lufthansa, Hanse cities, and the company Hansaplast. In this blog, Suzie reflects on the importance of studying the Hanse and the pivotal role of art in its development.
Where have all the women gone? It can be difficult, sometimes, to find evidence of female participation in the arts and culture of the early modern period. Catherine Powell explores how we can locate women and their participation by asking different questions.
What is Moscow Conceptualism? A late Soviet art movement that is part of our contemporary art canon or a rumor? Cultural historian Dorine Schellens sheds light on this question by looking at the interconnection between academic and artistic worlds.
Is there such a thing as a ‘parallel life’ to a strictly academic modus operandi? Is there a domain where a more artistic take on a PhD thesis can be expressed? Dimitris discusses how his Instagram project relates to his research.