Keynote Speakers

Marnix Beyen
Universiteit Antwerpen

Marnix Beyen is Professor at the History Department of the University of Antwerp, Belgium. In his research on political history he focuses on political institutions, ideologies and cultures and processes of political representation. Selected publications: Local Memories in a Nationalizing and Globalizing World (2015), Nationhood from below: Europe in the long nineteenth century (2012), België tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog (2004) and Oorlog en verleden: nationale geschiedenis in België in Nederland 1938-1947 (2002).

Elisabeth Krimmer
UC Davis

Elisabeth Krimmer is Professor of German at UCDavis, California. She has published widely on the representation of war, gender issues and film in German literature and culture from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Selected publications: Contemporary Hollywood Masculinities: Gender, Genre, and Politics (2011, co-author Susanne Kord), The Representation of War in German Literature from 1800 to the Present (2010), In the Company of Men: Cross-Dressed Women Around 1800 (2004) and Hollywood Divas, Indie Queens, and TV Heroines: Contemporary Screen Images of Women (2004, co-author: Susanne Kord).

Joanna Marschner
Historic Royal Palaces London

Joanna Marschner is senior curator at Historic Royal Palaces, London. In 2014 she published the study Queen Caroline: Cultural Politics at the Early Eighteenth-Century Court, which explores Caroline’s significant contributions to the arts and culture of her days. Marschner is the lead curator of the exhibition ‘Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte and the Shaping of the Modern World’, which is currently shown at the Yale Center for British Art and will be on view at Kensington Palace, London from June to November 2017.

Maria Cristina Quintero
Bryn Mawr

María Cristina Quintero has been teaching at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania since 1993 where she is Professor of Spanish and co-director of Comparative Literature and Romance Languages. The primary focus of her teaching and scholarship is Spanish theater and lyric of the so-called ‘Golden Age’, with particular concentration on gender issues and women writers. Recent publications include Gendering the Crown in the Spanish Baroque Comedia (2012) and the co-edited volumes Beyond Spain's Borders: Women Players in Early Modern National Theaters (2017) and Perspectives on Early Modern Women in Iberia and the Americas (2015).

Judith Vega
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Judith Vega is Lecturer in Social and Political Philosophy at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Her research generally addresses issues at the intersection of politics and culture, ranging from democracy theory, citizenship and the public sphere, freedom of speech, art and politics to feminist philosophy. She has co-edited the volume titled Cultural Citizenship in Political Theory (2012) and is the author of Isabelle de Charrière en de kritiek van de Verlichting (2005).