Dr F.P.G.B.M. Meens (Floris)

Assistant professor - Department of History, Art History and Classics
Assistant professor - Radboud Institute for Culture and History

Dr F.P.G.B.M. Meens (Floris)
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Erasmusplein 1

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Postbus 9103

Since 2010, I have been working as a cultural historian at Radboud University. I am particularly interested in the modern history of music, social relations, emotions, travel, tradition and innovation, and cultural criticism.

I studied in Nijmegen and Rome. In 2006, my research on the oeuvre of the Italian poet, journalist and cineaste Pier Paolo Pasolini was awarded the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome's prize for young academic talent. In 2008, I graduated with a thesis on the Roman salon of Ersilia Caetani-Lovatelli (1840-1925). Later that year I was appointed at ArtEZ Institute for the Arts as senior lecturer and head of the department of Cultural History. Later, I became senior lecturer at HAN University of Applied Sciences, and for some years worked at the CITO National Institute for Educational Measurement.

At Radboud University, I mainly lecture on modern cultural and music history. Currently, I am chair of the History department's programme committee.

My PhD-thesis on Rome's fin the siècle cultural life (2015) was part of Stanford University’s Salons Project. Acquiring various fellowships and grants, I funded research stays in Rome (KNIR), Berlin and Vienna (Prince Bernhard Fellowship). Funded by a VENI-grant by the Dutch Research Council (NWO), during the winter semester of 2022, I worked as a guest professor at the Institut für Musikwissenschaft of the Universität Wien. During the winter of 2022-2023, I will be a visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York.

I am the managing editor of The International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity. I am also editor of De Moderne Tijd, as well as Ex Tempore, and represent my research institute RICH in the editorial board of Radboud University Press.

In my spare time, I am artistic director of the Nijmegen Chamber Music Foundation.

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