Nina Schroeder has just completed her PhD in the Art History Department at Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada). She specializes in the fields of seventeenth-century Dutch art history and Anabaptist studies. Based on two years of field research in art museums, rare book collections, and archives in the Netherlands, Schroeder’s dissertation explores the representation of Anabaptism and Mennonitism in visual culture of the early modern Dutch Republic. She takes into account seventeenth-century polemical imagery of the early Anabaptists as well as satirical imagery of the Golden Age Mennonites and Doopsgezinden. Her work also considers contemporaneous martyr imagery and other artwork sympathetic to Anabaptist faith identity. In her research she explores the related areas of art patronage networks among Mennonite artists and patrons, and portraiture conventions among Dutch Mennonite families of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Schroeder’s PhD at Queen’s University builds upon her master’s studies in art history at the University of Oxford and her studies, which included theology and Anabaptist history, at Canadian Mennonite University (Winnipeg, Canada).
- September 2017 conference