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Maude Bass-Krueger


Dr. M.C. Bass-Krueger
+31 71 527 2692

Fields of interest

  • Visual, print, and material culture
  • France in the long nineteenth-century
  • The interactions between history, art history, archaeology in the fields of architecture and fashion
  • Historicism and historiography: charting the relationship between changing concepts of the past and cultural production

Description of my research

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at Leiden University, working with Professor Caroline van Eck (Leiden University, University of Cambridge) and Alice Thomine-Berrada (Curator of Painting, Sculpture, and Furniture, École des Beaux-Arts) on the HERA project ‘Printing the Past. Architecture, Print Culture, and Uses of the Past in Modern Europe (PriArc)’. 

During this three-year project, I will research the role the envois de Rome—large format architectural drawings of ancient ruins drawn by the winners of the prestigious Prix de Rome from the École des Beaux-Arts—played in transferring Graeco-Roman architectural heritage and ideas about the past to the modern world. My research will study how the envois de Rome circulated through French nineteenth-century print culture, visual culture, and exhibition culture, and how the ideas that they contained were transferred into the built world. 

I am also an associated researcher at the Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent (IHPT-CNRS) and the Centre d’Histoire Sociale (CHS-Paris I) in Paris, where I direct and teach research seminars on fashion history. I co-founded the French fashion research network Culture(s) de Mode. 



Postdoctoral fellow at Leiden University, working on “Transference” research within the HERA project ‘Printing the Past. Architecture, Print Culture, and Uses of the Past in Modern Europe (PriArc)’


Curator of the exhibition ‘Mode et Femmes, 14-18’ at the Bibliothèque Forney


Thomas Arthur Arnold Postdoctoral Fellow, Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Study at Tel Aviv University


Associated researcher at the Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent (IHPT-CNRS), co-director of the Seminar ‘Histoire + Mode’. Organization of seminars, conferences, and study days on topics relating to fashion history


Invited researcher at the Institut national d’Histoire de l’art (INHA) in Paris


Doctoral candidate at the Bard Graduate Center, NYC. Dissertation ‘The Culture of Dress History in France: The Past in Fashion, 1814-1900’, directed by Peter Miller and Michele Majer


MA in History at the Institut d’Etudes politiques (Sciences-Po), Paris. Thesis ‘La mode en France durant la Première Guerre Mondiale: Approches d’Histoire Culturelle’, directed by Jean-François Sirinelli

Teaching Activities

• Practices and Debates, Leiden University
• Monthly seminars on Fashion and History, IHTP-CNRS and CHS – Paris I, Paris


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

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 2.17


  • Culture(s) de Mode Founder and Director of the Culture(s) de Mode network for fashion research in France
  • Institut d'Hisoire du Temps Présent, CNRS, Paris, France Director, Seminar Histoire & Mode

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