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A.E.D. (Arend Elias) Oostindiër MA

Photographer: Karin Roozenboom

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
Postal address
  • Postbus 1610
    1000 BP Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile


    I completed a BA Scandinavian Languages and Cultures and a MA Medieval literary studies at the University of Groningen. During my studies I concentrated on cultural transfer and translation theory in late medieval Western Europe (most notably from Latin to Icelandic).

    As a PhD-candidate I collaborate with Mario Damen and Kim Overlaet in the NWO-funded project Imagining a territory. Constructions and representations of late medieval Brabant. The starting point for this project is the hypothesis that territory was defined and constructed by different spatial practices and networks. My main question is how the territory of the late medieval duchy of Brabant was envisaged and constructed by the prince, the nobles, and the urban elites.

    Read more about this project and our results at and (in Dutch).

  • Presentations

    Conferences and workshops

    • 6 July 2017 Leeds University: “The Construction of Ducal Space in Late Medieval Brabant” (International Medieval Congress)
    • 27 October 2016 Ghent University: “Constructing a New Self-Image: Merging the Authentic and the Foreign in Medieval Scandinavia” (Workshop “Cultural Transfer”).
    • 5 July 2016: Leeds University: “Comparative Medieval Translation Study, 1100-1500: New Theoretical Perspectives and an Analysis of a Multilingual Narrative Tradition. An Interdisciplinary Approach” (International Medieval Congress).
    • 28 May 2016 Groningen, Van Swinderenhuys: “Volkstalige, ‘seculiere’ vertaling in de Hoge IJslandse middeleeuwen – een mediaal perspectief” (Oudgermanistendag).
    • 3-4 December 2015 Uppsala University: “Medieval Cultural Transfer: the Autonomy and Authority of Texts, Mediators and Cultures” (Workshop “Cultural Transfer”).
    • 23-24 March 2015 Rome, Finnish Institute: “From Monastery to Market Place: Towards a New History of New Testament Translations and Urban Religious Culture in the Low Countries (c. 1450-1540)” (Training School COST Action IS 1301 “Transmission of Texts in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Tools and Techniques for Dealing with Complicated Textual Traditions”).

    Public talk

    • 17 May 2017, Groningen, Harmoniegebouw: “Echo’s van een geschreven stem. Amicus et Amelius op IJsland en in West-Europa.” (Scandinavische Vereniging Groningen).
  • Publications


    • Folkerts, S., & Oostindiër, A. E. (2017). New Bibles and Old Reading Habits Around 1522: The Position of the New Testament Translation of the Devotio Moderna among Dutch Printed Bibles. Quaerendo, 47(3-4), 175-198. [details]
    • Oostindiër, A. E. (2017). Cultural Transfer and the Poetics of Medieval Translation: A Social and Medial Approach to Amícus ok Amilíus Saga. In M. Fahlgren, & A. Williams (Eds.), The Dynamics and Contexts of Cultural Transfers: an anthology (pp. 13-32). (Skrifter utgivna av avdelningen för litteratursociologi vid litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen i Uppsala; Vol. 72). Avdelningen för litteratursociologi, Uppsala universitet.



    • Oostindiër, A. E. (2020). In gedenckenisse der paelscheydinge: Landsgrenzen stellen en betwisten in veertiende-eeuws Brabant. Madoc. Tijdschrift over de Middeleeuwen , 34(4), 270-278.

    Talk / presentation

    • Oostindiër, A. (speaker) (18-1-2019). Brabant à(vant) la carte. The construction of a fiscal space through administrative practice in fourteenth-century Brabant., Imagining a territory. The construction and representation of territory in late medieval Europe, Amsterdam.
    • Oostindiër, A. (speaker) & Overlaet, K. (speaker) (8-6-2018). Brabant à(vant) la carte. Hertogelijke en stedelijke representaties van het hertogdom Brabant in administratieve en literaire bronnen (1356-1500)., Middeleeuwensymposium: Heibel en Harmonie rond 1418 , Zutphen.
    • Oostindiër, A. (speaker) (22-3-2018). Territory as Practice: The Incessant Construction of the Late Medieval Duchy of Brabant, RSA NOLA, New Orleans.…
    • Oostindiër, A. (speaker) (6-7-2017). The Construction of Ducal Space in Late Medieval Brabant, International Medieval Congress, Leeds, Leeds.
    • Oostindiër, A. (speaker) (17-5-2017). Echo’s van een geschreven stem. Amicus et Amelius op IJsland en in West-Europa, Scandinavische Vereniging Groningen.


    • Oostindiër, A. (organiser), Overlaet, K. (organiser), Damen, M. J. M. (organiser) & Marschall, B. T. (organiser) (18-1-2019). Imagining a territory. The construction and representation of territory in late medieval Europe, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).


    • Damen, M., Drukker, D., Feikens, J., Jongepier, I., Mol, H., Overlaet, K., Oostindiër, A., Stapel, R. & Vermaut, T. (2021). Het hertogdom Brabant in de late middeleeuwen. Fryske Akademy.


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