Arnoud Visser, born in Harlingen, the Netherlands, in 1973. Ph.D. from Leiden University. Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Classics at the University of St. Andrews.
Fellow (1 September 2008 – 30 June 2009)
CONFESSIONALIZING AUGUSTINE IN THE LOW COUNTRIES: STUDIES IN THE INTERACTION OF RENAISSANCE HUMANISM AND THE REFORMATION
The plan for my stay at NIAS was to complete two case studies on the appropriation of Augustine of Hippo in the late 16th, early 17th century, focusing on Catholic Leuven and Protestant Leiden. These studies will be part of a monograph I am currently completing which seeks to illuminate the flexible authority of Augustine in the European Reformation by looking at the production, circulation and consumption of his works. The research for the Leiden case-study has resulted in two chapters for the monograph. The Leuven case brought up promising new material which requires still further examination. Apart from this project, I have edited approximately 70 contributions for the Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine, written two short articles and organised, together with Karla Pollmann, the conference “Augustine beyond the Book: Intermediality and Reception in the Early Modern Period”.