Gwendoline de Mûelenaere is a postdoctoral researcher in history of art at Ghent University. Her project focuses on illustrated lecture notebooks from the Old University of Louvain. She intends to analyze the features and the functioning of such images in order to assess their role in the transmission of knowledge, and to survey their socio-symbolic stakes from an art historical perspective. Prior to that, she obtained a PhD at the Université catholique de Louvain. She carried out an iconological study of thesis prints produced in the Southern Low Countries in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Her research interests include early modern prints, the history of education in the Southern Netherlands, the role of the Jesuits in the creation of images produced in academic frameworks, allegorical and emblematic languages, text/image relationships, frame and framing issues.