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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership - Student Profiles



Koenraad Vos is an PhD student in History of Art at the University of Cambridge. Before studying for the MPhil at Cambridge he graduated cum laude from Leiden University with a research MA in Arts & Culture and completed his BA in history of art at Utrecht University, where he also did a minor in aesthetics and took part in the university's Humanities College, the honours programme of the humanities faculty. He was editor-in-chief of the Utrecht-based, student-run journal Article for several years. He also did a research project on the artist and curator Wybrand Hendriks (1744-1831) at Teylers Museum in Haarlem and worked as a (research) intern at the Treaty of Utrecht Foundation and the Impakt Festival.

Other academic interests

  • The historiography of sculpture in Europe c. 1800
  • Art and science, especially the use of images in early modern science
  • The philosophy of Edgar Wind and the wider circle surrounding Aby Warburg and his Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek
  • Theoretical and methodological issues concerning agency and materiality
Department: History of Art
Supervisor: prof. dr. Caroline van Eck
AHRC subject area:
 Visual Arts - Art History
Title of thesis: The display of sculpture in European museums — 1770-1830
 Koenraad  Vos