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Jacqueline Hylkema

Assistant Professor

Name
Dr. J.J. Hylkema
Telephone
+31 70 800 9500
E-mail
j.j.hylkema@luc.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0002-9343-2894

Jacqueline Hylkema is Assistant Professor of Cultural History at Leiden University College and Senior Scaliger Fellow at Leiden University Libraries’ Scaliger Institute. Her research focuses on forgery in early modern print culture, particularly in the Dutch Republic and Britain. Hylkema is currently building a new Special Collection at Leiden University Library, consisting of fakes and forgeries produced in the Dutch Republic between 1550 and 1800.

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Biography

Jacqueline Hylkema is Assistant Professor of Cultural History at Leiden University College The Hague, Leiden University’s international LAS Honours college, and Senior Scaliger Fellow at Leiden University Libraries’ Scaliger Institute.

Hylkema’s research focuses on forgery in 17th and early 18th-century print, and its cultural, social and political implications. She has published widely on this subject, in terms of individual cases as well as the general role and perception of faked texts and images in early modern societies. Her approach is highly interdisciplinary, combining cultural history, intellectual history, history of art and book history. In 2014, she was the guest-curator of Leiden University Library's exhibition Books, Crooks and Readers: The Seduction of Forgery (1600-1800) and she has collaborated on a number of other museum projects on the subject of forgery.

As Senior Scaliger Fellow, Hylkema is currently working on the project ‘Mapping the Fake Republic (1550-1800)’, the first extensive study of forgery in the Dutch Republic. The project includes the creation of the first Special Collection of early modern Dutch fakes and forgeries, ranging from fake news to fabricated scientific treatises.

Hylkema's courses focus primarily on the politics of art and print culture from 1600 onwards and include subjects like fakes and forgery, and the visual representation of religious, cultural and ethnic diversity in the Dutch Republic and Britain.

Academic Expertise

  • Forgery studies
  • Cultural history, 1550-1800
  • Intellectual history, 1550-1800
  • Political art history, 1600-1850
  • Iconology

Courses

  • A Cultural History of Pandemics (block 1)
  • Cultural & Visual Analysis (blocks 1 and 3)
  • Political Iconology: Art and Diversity 1600-1800 (block 3)
  • Faking the Past: Forgery, History & Propaganda (block 4)
  • Mapping the Fake Republic (research clinic, semesters 1 & 2)

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Leiden University College

Work address

Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague
Room number 4.44

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