Dr D.D.R. Raeymaekers (Dries)
Assistant professor - Department of History, Art History and Classics
Assistant professor - Radboud Institute for Culture and History
Dries Raeymaekers is Assistant Professor of Early Modern History at Radboud University. He specializes in the political culture of the early modern period, with particular attention for the history of royal and princely dynasties, the court, and the aristocracy in Western Europe. He has published widely on princely favourites, ladies-in-waiting and the 'politics of access' at early modern courts.
Dries studied History at the University of Leuven and defended his doctoral dissertation at the University of Antwerp in 2009. Afterwards he held a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO) at that same university. His doctoral dissertation on the Habsburg Court of Brussels during the reign of the Archdukes Albert and Isabella (1598-1621) was awarded the Prize for Historical Research 2010 by the Province of Flemish-Brabant (Belgium). He also received the Encouragement Prize for Young Scholars from the University of Antwerp. In 2015, he received the University Teaching Award at Radboud University.
From January to June 2010, Dries held a Fulbright Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In the Spring of 2019, he was Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Historical Research (School of Advanced Study, University of London). From April until June 2022, he will be an invited researcher at the Centre Roland Mousnier (Paris-Sorbonne) and the Centre de Recherche du Château de Versailles.
- D. Raeymaekers & S. Derks (eds), The Key to Power? The Culture of Access in Princely Courts, 1400-1750 (Leiden: Brill, 2016).
- R. Vermeir, D. Raeymaekers & J.E. Hortal Muñoz (eds), A Constellation of Courts. The Courts and Households of Habsburg Europe, 1555-1665 (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2014).
- D. Raeymaekers, One Foot in the Palace. The Habsburg Court of Brussels and the Politics of Access in the Reign of Albert and Isabella, 1598-1621 (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2013).
Research grants and prizes
- 2010 - Provincial Prize for Historical Research (Province of Flemish-Brabant, Belgium)
- 2009 - Encouragement Prize for Young Researchers (University of Antwerp)
- Royal Bastards. The Impact of Bastardy on the Dynastic System of Rule in Europe, c. 1500-1900
- 2015 - Radboud University Teaching Award More information
Chairman of the Flemish-Dutch Society for Early Modern History