Alisa van de Haar
Alisa van de Haar is University Lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society. She obtained her PhD from the University of Groningen (cum laude, 2018). Her book The Golden Mean of Languages: Forging Dutch and French in the Early Modern Low Countries (1540-1620) was published by Brill in July 2019. Alisa's research focuses on the multilingual situation in the early modern Low Countries, relations between French and Dutch literature, and historical language education.
Fields of interest
- French language and culture
- French literature
- Dutch literature
- Historical multilingualism
- Low Countries
- Historical language education
2018 PhD, Department of Historical Dutch Literature, University of Groningen, cum laude.
2015 Visiting graduate student, King’s College, University of Cambridge.
2013 Research MA Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Groningen, summa cum laude.
2011 BA Romance Languages and Cultures (main language: French), University of Groningen, cum laude.
2011 Exchange student, Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance, Université François Rabelais, Tours.
2019 – present University Lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society
2018 – 2019 Curator of the Special Collections department of the University Library, University of Groningen.
2019 Lecturer, Honours College, University of Groningen.
2018 Lecturer, Bachelor Dutch Language and Culture, University of Groningen.
2018 Herzog Ernst Fellow, Gotha Research Centre, University of Erfurt. Funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.
2017 – 2018 Lecturer, Bachelor French Language and Culture, Leiden University.
2015 Lecturer, Bachelor European Languages and Cultures, University of Groningen.
2013 – 2017 PhD candidate, University of Groningen, Department of Historical Dutch Literature.
Funded by NWO, PhDs in the Humanities.
Thesis title: The Golden Mean of Languages: Forging Dutch and French in the Early Modern Low Countries (1540–1620)
Supervisors: Prof. B.A.M. Ramakers (University of Groningen), Prof. P.J. Smith (Leiden University) & Prof. A.C. van Dixhoorn (University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University).
2012 KNAW Academy Assistant, ‘Trading Values: Cultural Translation in Early Modern Antwerp’, University of Groningen. Project funded by NOW, Internationalisation in the Humanities.
Grants and awards
2018 Herzog Ernst Scholarship of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation to undertake a research visit of two months to the Gotha Research Library and the Gotha Research Centre of Erfurt University, €2200,-
2016 Partenariat Hubert Curien-Van Gogh grant for the international project Orateurs et rhétoriciens : agir et former par la parole publique au seuil de l’Europe moderne (Pays-Bas / France, XVe-XVIe siècle), led by Dr. K. Lavéant (Utrecht University) and Dr. E. Doudet (Université Grenoble Alpes), €1000,-
2015 COST Action (IS1301) grant for undertaking a Short Term Scientific Mission at King’s College, University of Cambridge, €1450,-
2014 Thesis Prize of the Werkgroep Zeventiende Eeuw (Study Group Seventeenth Century) for my MA Thesis ‘Fearing No Bad Rumours: Rebuilding Identity after Migration in the Works of Peeter Heyns (1537-1598)’, €500,-
2013 NWO PhDs in the Humanities grant for the individual doctoral research project ‘A Tale of Two Tongues: The Interplay of Dutch and French in the Literary Culture of the Low Countries, 1550-1600’, €208.065,-
A. van de Haar, The Golden Mean of Languages: Forging Dutch and French in the Early Modern Low Countries (1540-1620), Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, Boston & Leiden, Brill, 2019.