Renée Vulto studied Musicology at the universities of Amsterdam (BA), Berlin (Humboldt) and Utrecht (RMA) and is currently working as a doctoral researcher (BOF) at the Department of Literary Studies 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.
She also regularly writes program notes and concertreviews, and gives pre-concert talks for various concerts.
- 2019/2020 S1, master, Onderzoeksseminarie Nederlandse Letterkunde: publieks- en gebruikspoëzie in transhistorisch perspectief (medelesgever)
- 2018/2019 S2, bachelor jaar 3, Seminarie Nederlandse Letterkunde: Liederen en identiteitsvorming (medelesgever)
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.
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, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
14 - 19 July 2019, paper presentation at the ISECS Congress 2019 'Enlightenment Identities'. International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
5 & 6 September 2019, paper presentation at the DGEJ Tagung 'Zirkulation und Kontrolle: Dynamiken des 18. Jahrhunderts'. Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts, Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.
12 & 13 September 2019, workshop 'Performance Historiography: Examining Past Performances from a Present-day Perspective' (co-organizer). Group for Early Modern Studies & THALIA Interplay of Theatre, Literature and Media in Performance, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
3 - 6 January 2019, paper presentation at the MLA Annual Convention 'Textual Transactions'. Modern Language Association, Chicago (IL), USA.
20 October 2018, paper presentation at the KZM Herfstvergadering 2018. Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse Maatschappij voor Taal- en Letterkunde en Geschiedenis, 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, 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, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
3 - 5 April 2018, paper presentation at the conference 'New Perspectives on Imagology'. Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria.
25 January 2018, project presentation at the GEMS Atelier. Group for Early Modern Studies, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
29 November 2019, project presentation at the Research Day of the UGhent Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.