Presentations

I give regular presentations about my research, both to academic and non-academic audiences, in English, Dutch or Polish. If you are interested in booking or attending such a presentation, please use the information under ‘Contact’.

Conference papers

1. “A cruel monument to Mars.” Catholic and Protestant Polish Perspectives on the Eighty Years’ War.
4th International Congress of Polish History.
Cracow, 19-22 October 2022.

2. De Nederlands-Poolse Sater. Een meertalig gedicht uit de 17e eeuw.
21st Colloquium Neerlandicum, IVN: Voortvarend Nederlands.
Radboud University, Nijmegen, 22-26 August 2022.

3. Baltische betrokkenheid tussen schrik en scherts. Gedichten uit Gdańsk over het Rampjaar.
KNHG Voorjaarscongres: Bloed, kruit en tranen. Betekenis en herdenking van het Rampjaar 1672.
’s-Hertogenbosch, 22 April 2022.

4. Familiar Foreigners. Poles through Dutch Eyes in the Seventeenth Century.
Huizinga Institute PhD Conference.
Online, 13-14 October 2020.

5. Peripheral Polish Prussia? Contrasting Dutch Perceptions of Prussia and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth during the Seventeenth Century.
HLCS Conference: Is Europe Inclusive? Politics, Discources and Practices.
Radboud University, Nijmegen, 14-15 November 2019.

6. The Graves of Learned Men. Learned and National Identities on the Dutch and Polish Grand Tour. (with Alan Moss)
Memory and Identity in the Learned World. Community Formation in the Early Modern World of Science and Learning.
Utrecht University, 7-9 November 2019.

7. Een Ander Europa. De Scheiding tussen Oost en West voorbij.
Historicidagen 2019.
Groningen, 22-24 August 2019.

8. “The Corn Shed of the World.” The Evolution of a Seventeenth-Century Dutch Image of Poland-Lithuania.
The 65th Annual Meeting of The Renaissance Society of America.
Toronto, 17-19 March 2019.

9. Sightseeing through the Ages. Comparing Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Polish Travel Accounts of the Dutch Republic.
Foreign Eyes on the Republic. European Perspectives on the Republic and the Dutch in the Long Eighteenth Century.
Radboud University, Nijmegen, 21-22 February 2019.

10. A(n Im)perfect System. Dutch Views of the Polish-Lithuanian Political System in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.
Monarchy and Modernity since 1500.
University of Cambridge, 8-9 January 2019.

11. Trade in Turmoil. Dutch Diplomatic Missions to Poland-Lithuania in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century.
Splendid Encounters VII. Conflict and Peace-Making in Diplomacy, 1300-1800.
Vilnius, 27-28 September 2018.

12. “The Essence of the Entire Art of War.” Polish Views of the Dutch Republic as a Military Powerhouse and School of War in the Seventeenth Century, and their Relation with Reality.
Picturing Reality. 12th Biennial Conference of the Association for Low Countries.
University of Sheffield, 28-30 June 2018.

13. A Land of Plenty. The Varied Dutch Views of Poland (1600-1650).
Europe and the East. Self and Other in the History of the European Idea.
University of East Anglia, Norwich, 14-16 June 2017.

14. The ‘Sarbievian Craze’ and the Low Countries.
Sixteenth Century Society Conference.
Bruges, 18-20 August 2016.

15. Sending a Message to the Thebans, Poles and Dutch. A Seventeenth-Century Translation of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski’s Lyr. IV, 36.
Mediating Translation in Europe. From the Early Modern Period to the 20th Century: Translation Studies and Transnational Literary Historiography.
Ghent University, 20-21 May 2014.

At the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History in Warsaw, 2019.

Other presentations

1. Nabije vreemden. Polen en Nederlanders in elkaars gedachtewereld gedurende de zeventiende eeuw.
Presentation and panel discussion at: ‘Making Sense of Europe. Symposium in honour of prof. dr. Joep Leerssen, European Studies’, University of Amsterdam, 22 June 2022.

2. Zo boers als een Nederlander en zo wild als een Pool? Polen en Nederlanders in elkaars gedachtewereld gedurende de zeventiende eeuw.
Guest lecture at: University of Amsterdam, 29 April 2022.

3. “Hadden we dit ook maar bij ons!” Reisindrukken van Polen in de Republiek en van Nederlanders in Polen uit de zeventiende eeuw.
Guest lecture for: Directie der Oostersche Handel en Reederijen, Amsterdam, 13 October 2021.

4. Mr. Historian, Tear Down this Wall! The Dawn, Development, and Demise of ‘Western’ and ‘Eastern’ Europe as Conceptual Frames.
Guest lecture at: Diessymposium Utrechtse Historische Studentenkring, Utrecht, 2 March 2020.

5. Polski Herkules. Północnoniderlandzka Recepcja Jana III Sobieskiego w Późnym Siedemnastym Wieku.
Guest lecture at: The Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 4 December 2019.

6. Boek en Liefde. Op Reis door de Wereld van de Bibliofilie.
Guest lecture at: Taalcafé Studievereniging Nederlands Nijmegen, 16 May 2019.

7. “De Kanonskogels Vlogen Ons om de Oren!” Een Poolse Kroonprins bij het Beleg van Breda (1624).
Guest lecture for:
– Erfgoedcentrum Tongerlohuys, De Kring Roosendaal, 23 April 2019
– Erfgoed Brabant, Design Museum Den Bosch, 22 January 2019
– Erfgoed Brabant, Castle of Breda, 4 September 2018.

8. Het Ongelijk van het Vrouwtje van Stavoren. Polen-Litouwen als Graanschuur in de Zeventiende-Eeuwse Nederlandse Denkwereld.
Guest lecture at: University of Wrocław, 4 April 2019.

9. “O, Holender!” Szlakami Badań Polsko-Niderlandzkich.
Guest lecture at: University of Gdańsk, 5 December 2018.

10. Brabant als Toeristische Trekpleister. Poolse Perspectieven uit de Zeventiende Eeuw.
Guest lecture for: Oudheidkundige Kring ‘Geertruydenberghe’, Geertruidenberg, 18 October 2018.

11. “Założyła Szkołę z Marsem na Krew Bellona.” Niderlandy w Opinii Staropolskiej jako Szkoła Wojenna.
Guest lecture at: University of Wrocław, 6 April 2018.

12. “Quid enim in Belgio Incultum?” Onderzoek naar Pools-Nederlandse Wederzijdse Beeldvorming (1597-1795).
Guest lecture at: Catholic University Leuven, 6 March 2018.

13. “Thus I Ridiculed the Boorishness of the Dutch Peasants!” Studying the Development of Dutch-Polish Perceptions and Identities (1618-1864).
Presentation at: ‘Transnational Europe’, Radboud University Nijmegen, 8 June 2017.

14. Over het Vertalen van Bruno Schulz. Bruno Schulz aan Anna Płockier.
Presentation at: ‘Bruno Schulz Night’ (book presentation), Amsterdam, 23 May 2017.