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Jacqueline Hylkema


Drs. J.J. Hylkema
+31 71 527 2692

Fields of interest

  • art history, 1600-1750
  • cultural/intellectual history, 1600-1800
  • forgery studies
  • iconology
  • early modern rhetoric, visual and textual


Jacqueline Hylkema is in the final stages of finishing her PhD project, supervised by Prof.dr. Caroline van Eck, on early modern deception (forgery in particular) in Britain between 1600 and 1750 and its relationship with developments in the arts and art theory. 

She is also engaged in a number of smaller research projects, including a survey of manuscript forgeries produced in 17th-century conflict zones, and a study of the perception and role of the visual arts in the Mennonite community in the Dutch Republic in the late 17th century.

Curriculum vitae

Hylkema is Lecturer in Art History and Cultural History at Leiden University College, the international Honours College of Leiden University. Her teaching at LUC focuses on the politics of early modern art and print culture, with particular reference to the religious, cultural and ethnic diversity in the Dutch Republic and Britain in the 17th and 18th century. 

Hylkema studied Comparative Literature, with a large range of electives in early modern subjects at other departments, at Leiden University and did the first part of her PhD project as an Occasional Student at the Warburg Institute, where she developed a special interest in Iconology, which remains central to her teaching and research.

She was one of the organizers of the first LUCAS Graduate Conference (Imagining Europe. Perspectives, Perceptions and Representations from Antiquity to the Present; 2011) and in 2013 founded the Journal of the LUCAS Graduate Conference. She was an editor at the journal De Achttiende Eeuw from 2014 to 2016 and in 2014 Hylkema curated the exhibition Books, Crooks and Readers: The Seduction of Forgery (1600-1800) at Leiden University Library. She has published a number of articles on early modern forgery, art and print culture.

Teaching activities


  • Imagining Us: Nationalism and National Identity in Early Modern Art - (LUC)
  • The Representation of the Dutch Republic in the Encyclop├ędie: Civil Liberties, Diversity and Refugees - (LUC)
  • Art & Diversity 2: Political Iconology (1600-1750) - (LUC)
  • The Heritage of the West: The Classics & Intertextuality in Art & Literature - (Faculty of Humanities)
  • Forging the Enlightenment: The Power and Politics of Fakery - (LUC)
  • Forgery & Manuscripts: Faking Pasts and Histories in Early Modern Europe - (LUC)
  • Picturing Europe: Representations and Definitions in the Visual Arts (1600-1850) - (Honours Academy)


  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • KG Architectuurgeschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 1.27


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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