Memory, Materiality and Affect

Practices of cultural memory have received significant scholarly attention over the past two decades and constituted a major track of research at our Faculty as well. Building on the conception of memory as a performance of the past that is both embodied and mediated, the research group Memory, Materiality and Affect studies performances of memory by focusing on their material, affective, and transnational dimensions.

Art Histories in Dialogue (hybrid event, 21 September – December 2023)  

This year’s theme is: Art and Earth.

Radboud University Nijmegen presents the lecture series “Art Histories in Dialogue” organised by the Faculty of Arts and the Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH).

There are four separate sessions. This lecture series aims to give a kaleidoscopic and transdisciplinary view of how art and visual culture are – or can be – studied today, and to offer a platform for fruitful exchange between periods, methodologies, and mediums. It does so by inviting scholars from different fields to present their research and to engage with the work of others.

The sessions have a ‘tandem format’. Two speakers from different backgrounds will present their own research and then enter into a dialogue on a shared theme, to which the audience is invited to contribute. We would like to create a platform for genuine exchange of ideas and for thinking on the spot. In so doing, we aim to bring academics and students from different countries and traditions together.

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Research projects

Painting by Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio

Moving Images

Paintings with moveable parts operated at the crossroads of art, philosophy, theology, literature, and science, but have never been analysed as phenomena within these frames. This project offers a new perspective on early modern material culture.

Vintage projector

Revisiting Gone with the Wind

There has been controversy surrounding Gone with the Wind due to its depiction of black characters. This research project examines how people in different places and in different times encountered the film and how their opinion has changed over time.

Contact information


Erasmus building

Erasmusplein 1
6525HT Nijmegen