Marlise Rijks is a postdoc researcher, specialized in art, science and technology of the Early Modern period, in particular of the Low Countries. She is currently working on the research project "Printing images in the early modern Low Countries. Patents, copyrights, and the separation of art and technology, 1555-1795" (funded by Special Research Fund / Bijzonder Onderzoeksfonds BOF).
She obtained her PhD (2016) at Ghent University with a dissertation titled ‘Catalysts of Knowledge. Artists’ and Artisans’ Collections in Early Modern Antwerp’. This was a joint-project with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. She has also worked at Leiden University, Utrecht University, the Centrum Rubenianum in Antwerp, and the Huygens ING in The Hague, and held fellowships at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia and the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel.