After graduating in Theoretical and Experimental Psychology (BA, 2013) and Art History (MA, 2016) at Ghent University, Sophie Suykens engaged in an eleven-month internship at the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna. There she assisted in the Bruegel project under the supervision of Alice Hoppe-Harnoncourt, Elke Oberthaler and Sabine Pénot. Subsequently, she was involved for four months in the research project “Early modern prints from the Low Countries in Italian collections: a virtual catalogue,” a project organized by the Academia Belgica and the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome. There she built an inventory of early modern Netherlandish prints of the Vatican Library, under the supervision of Simona De Crescenzo and Ludovica Tiberti.
In 2018, she worked at Ludion, a publishing house of art books and artists' prints (Brussels). During this period, she also worked part time as a teaching assistant at the Department of Art History, Musicology and Theatre Studies of the Ghent University. Since October 2018, Sophie started with an FWO scholarship her research project “Art in frame: marginal imagery in the sixteenth-century Low Countries” at Ghent University and the University of Verona. Her supervisors are Koenraad Jonckheere (Ghent University), Ralph Dekoninck (UCLouvain) and Bernard Aikema (University of Verona).
Conference: Engaging margins: Framing imagery as embodiment of cognitive processes
Engaging margins was a two-day international conference that took place at the Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 October 2020. It was organised by Ghent University and Université catholique de Louvain, Group for Early Modern Cultural Analysis (GEMCA). The conference aimed to assess to what extent images placed in the margins of a main literary or visual work could reflect, encourage or interact with cognitive processes.
For more information, please refer to this website: https://www.engagingmargins.ugent.be