Frans R.E. Blom (1968) is an expert in the Dutch and Neolatin Literature of the Early Modern Period. Working at the University of Amsterdam, he studies 17th century Amsterdam as a creative city in its European context, with a focus on the city's theater. He is general editor of the ONSTAGE online datasystem for Theater in Amsterdam of the Golden Age. In addition to his dissertation on Constantijn Huygens (2003), he also devotes many of his works and days to this key figure in Dutch cultural history.
Amsterdam's City Theater as a cultural hub in Europe. See more
Comprehensive interdisciplinary study of life and works of a most intriguing cultural key player in the Dutch Golden Age
Digital Courses for reading skills in Dutch seventeenth century texts. Source oriented training in Archives, Paleography, Printed documents, Grammar, Vocabulary, Extensive and Intensive Reading. Digital courses for international academic research.
Textual and Visual Images in Early Modern Travel Documents, Guides and Descriptions. Constantijn Huygens' Journaal van de reis naar Venetie 1620 . Articles on scholarly and touristic representations of the Ottoman Empire. And a fine book, Op reis voor vrede with on site documentary, on diplomacy and the very first international peace mediations of the Netherlands, in the war between Sweden and Russia in the Baltic region (1615-1616).
Descriptions and Images of the Overseas World, especially of New Amsterdam in New Netherland.
Publication in scholarly edition and exhibitions ( Joods Historisch Museum and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) of the 1940-1945 art and correspondence of the Dutch painter and printer H.N. Werkman