Renée Vulto studied Musicology at the universities of Amsterdam (BA), Berlin (Humboldt) and Utrecht (RMA) and is currently working as a doctoral researcher at the Department of Literary Studies (Dutch Literature) at Ghent University.
Her research project Singing Communities aims to examine the role of songs and singing in the development of communities in The Netherlands around 1800. The focus is on how ideas of a national identity were articulated in the text and through the music of political songs; how the imagined communities that songwriters sought to create in their songs might have become embodied communities through the singing of these songs; and how this can be situated in a harsh reality of political turmoil and crises.
Renée is a member of the research groups GEMS, CEL19 and THALIA at UGent and affiliated with the Dutch Huizinga Instituut and the Royal Society for Music History of The Netherlands.
She also occasionally writes for the historical weblog Over de Muur and provides program notes and concert reviews, and pre-concert talks for various (classical) concerts.
- 2019/2020 S1, MA, Onderzoeksseminarie Nederlandse Letterkunde: Publieks- en gebruikspoëzie in transhistorisch perspectief (co-teacher)
- 2019/2020 S1, BA2, Nederlandse Letterkunde III: vroegmoderne periode (assistant)
- 2018/2019 S2, BA3, Seminarie Nederlandse Letterkunde: Liederen en identiteitsvorming (co-teacher)
- co-supervisor/ examiner BA and MA theses
March & April 2020, visiting researcher at Kingston University School of Art, Kingston upon Thames, UK.
30 March 2020, presentation at PGR Exhibition and Colloquium at Kingston University School of Art, UK.
1-3 July 2020, conference Song Studies 2020 (organiser). Ghent, Belgium
10 march 2020, guest lecture during MA course Critical Presentation of Performance at Kingston University School of Art, UK.
28 February 2020, speaker at the 'Studienamiddag gebruikspoëzie' (organiser) initiated by GEMS, POWEZIE and library De Krook, Ghent, Belgium.
8 January 2020, presentation Early modern song and drill as ‘emotional practices’, together with Cornelis van der Haven in the GEMS Seminar series. Group for Early Modern Studies (GEMS), Ghent University, Belgium.
12 & 13 September 2019, workshop 'Performance Historiography: Examining Past Performances from a Present-day Perspective' (co-organiser). Group for Early Modern Studies (GEMS) & THALIA Interplay of Theatre, Literature and Media in Performance, Ghent University, Belgium.
5 & 6 September 2019, paper presentation with Cornelis van der Haven at the DGEJ Tagung 2019 Zirkulation und Kontrolle: Dynamiken des 18. Jahrhunderts. Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts (DGEJ), Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.
14 - 19 July 2019, paper presentation at the ISECS Congress 2019 Enlightenment Identities. International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS), Edinburgh, UK.
9 - 12 July 2019, participation in the ISECS International Seminar for Early-Career Eighteenth Century Scholars 'Participation, Collaboration, Association'. International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS), Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
29 June 2019, speaker at the RMA/KVNM Postgraduate International Research Symposium in Musicology. UK Royal Musical Association (RMA) & Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis (KVNM), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
3 - 6 January 2019, paper presentation at the MLA Annual Convention Textual Transactions. Modern Language Association (MLA), Chicago (IL), USA.
20 October 2018, paper presentation at the KZM Herfstvergadering 2018. Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse Maatschappij voor Taal- en Letterkunde en Geschiedenis (KZM), Ghent, Belgium.
24 - 26 September 2018, paper presentation at FRIAS Junior Researcher Conference 'Popularität: Lied und Lyrik vom 16. bis zum 19. Jahrhundert'. Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Freiburg, Germany.
19 - 21 September 2018, paper presentation at the SPIN2018 international conference Cultural mobilization: Cultural consciousness-raising and national movements in Europe and the world. Study Platform for Interlocking Nationalisms (SPIN), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
3 - 5 April 2018, paper presentation at the conference New Perspectives on Imagology. Universität Wien, Austria.
25 January 2018, project presentation at the GEMS Atelier. Group for Early Modern Studies (GEMS), Ghent University, Belgium.
29 November 2017, project presentation at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Research Day. Ghent University, Belgium.
- 2019 - ... member of the steering group of GEMS (Group for Early Modern Studies)
- 2018 - ... OAP-representative Department of Literary Studies
- 2018 - 2020 OAP-representative Sustainability Committee UGent