Meredith Hale

History of Art
Year Joined Homerton: 
Research Interests: 
  • 16th- and 17th-century European and English print culture; Netherlandish and Anglo-Netherlandish painting, and architecture; political satire; global print markets and transnational works of art; William III and the reception of Netherlandish art in England; collecting; issues relating to visual and material culture; theories of the body; humor; text and image questions; cultural decline.

Current Research Projects: 

  • A Glorious Revolution: Romeyn de Hooghe and the Birth of Political Satire: (monograph, book manuscript on a group of satires by Romeyn de Hooghe from 1689-90 that revolutionized the political print and form the basis of modern political satire)
  • Van Dyck’s Iconography: the oil sketches (book-length study on the oil sketches by Anthony van Dyck at Boughton House, Northamptonshire)
Teaching And Professional Interests: 

17th C Nethe

Course Involvements

  • Convener of study days at Boughton House, Northamptonshire, for first-year undergraduates, 2013-present 
  • Contributor to the following team-taught courses, 2009-present: The Meaning of Architecture and Art, The Objects of Art History and The Display of Art; MA: History of Art and Architecture: Text and Image 
  • Taught my special subject course: ‘Constructing the Golden Age: Dutch Art in the Seventeenth Century,’ (Part II, Paper 7/8), 2011, 2012
  • rlandish art and cultural history

PhD, MPhil, MA, BA

Recent awards:

  • The Henry Moore Foundation, New Projects grant for 'Richard Deacon: "This is where ideas come from"', exhibition, Wolfson College, Cambridge, 1 July-30 September 2015
  • Principal Investigator, ‘The Power of Print: Dutch Propaganda for a new Russia,’ AHRC Networking Grant, June 2013-present
  • Sandford Award, The Heritage Education Trust, for the study day that I designed and organised at Boughton House, Northamptonshire, for first-year History of Art students, University of Cambridge, 2013
  • Speelman Fellowship in Netherlandish Art, Wolfson College, Cambridge, October 2012 to present
  • Speelman-Newton Fellowship, Department of History of Art/Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, 2009-2012
  • Visiting Scholar, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, August-September 2009
  • 'Amsterdam broadsheets as sources for a painted screen in Mexico City, c. 1700,’ The Burlington Magazine (June 2014): 356-364 (7,025 words)
  •  ‘Drie koningen, een haan en een ezel: De spotprenten,’ Romeyn de Hooghe: de verbeelding van de late Gouden Eeuw, ed. Henk van Nierop et al. (Zwolle: Waanders, 2008), 100-111
  •  ‘Political Martyrs and Popular Prints,’ Selling and Rejecting Politics in Early Modern Europe, ed. Martin Gosman, Joop W. Koopmans (Leuven: Peeters, 2007), 119-134

Forthcoming Publications:

  • The Low Countries and the Fens: Cambridge and Netherlandish Art, editor and contributor (forthcoming, Brepols 2015)
  • Global networks in Print: Dutch/Russian exchange in the Petrine Era, co-editor and contributor (forthcoming, Brepols 2016)
  • ‘The production of history: Famiano Strada’s De Bello Belgico,’ in Stocker & Lindley, eds. Tributes to Professor Jean Michel Massing: Towards a Global Art History (forthcoming Brepols, 2015, 6,473 words)
  • ‘The business of satire,’ in Hale, ed., The Low Countries and the Fens: Cambridge and Netherlandish Art (peer-reviewed volume, forthcoming, Brepols, 2015, 10,325 words)
  • ‘Exporting the Glorious Revolution: Williamite prints in Russia,’ in Hale, ed. Global networks in Print: Dutch/Russian exchange in the Petrine Era (peer-reviewed volume, forthcoming, Brepols 2016)