(Vincent) V Baptist MA

(Vincent) V Baptist MA
PhD Candidate Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of History
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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Vincent Baptist is a PhD Candidate at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication.

His doctoral research is embedded within the European HERA-funded project ‘Pleasurescapes: Port Cities’ Transnational Forces of Integration’. As part of this collaborative project, he investigates public spaces of entertainment that were located in the city of Rotterdam throughout the period 1870-1975. He is also affiliated with the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus research consortium 'PortCityFutures', and with Huizinga Instituut, the national research school for Cultural History in the Netherlands.

Vincent previously worked as a Pre PhD Fellow within the digital humanities research program CREATE at the University of Amsterdam, where his research was partially linked to the CLARIAH Amsterdam Time Machine project. From 2018 to 2020, he was an editorial assistant for NECSUS - European Journal of Media Studies.

Vincent obtained a Research Master in Media Studies (University of Amsterdam), with special research interests into film festivals and processes of film circulation and distribution. He also holds a BA in Media Studies (University of Amsterdam) and a BSc in Business Economics (KU Leuven).

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        • V. Baptist (2021, januari 21). Criminal or Cosmopolitan: Discourses of Safety on Rotterdam’s Interbellum Pleasurescape in Municipal and Audiovisual Sources. Online, Cultural Perceptions of Safety Conference.
        • V. Baptist (2021, april 9). Pandemic Visions of Venice: What Three Cinematic Portraits Can Tell Us of a City Plagued by Tourism. Online, Worlds of Imagination Conference.
        • V. Baptist (2020, februari 6). Pleasurescapes and Port Cities: Notes on Interconnected Concepts and Methodologies. Rotterdam, Pleasurescapes Pre-EAUH Conference Workshop.
        • V. Baptist, I. Kisjes, J. Noordegraaf & T. Van Oort (2019, juni 28). Amsterdam Cinema Audiences: A Geospatial Analysis of Film Exhibition and Consumption in Early 20th Century Amsterdam. Nassau, HoMER Conference.
        • V. Baptist (2019, oktober 19). From Festivals to Distributors and Cinemas: A Holistic and Empirical Approach to Film Circulation. Ghent, ECREA Film Studies Conference.
        • V. Baptist, J. Noordegraaf & T. Van Oort (2019, augustus 30). Amsterdam Cinema Audiences: Local Practices of Film Exhibition and Consumption in Amsterdam Neighborhoods During the Early 20th Century (Panel Presentation). Rotterdam, EBHA Congress.
        • V. Baptist, J. Noordegraaf, C. Rasterhoff, T. Van Oort & C. Vrielink (2019, juli 12). CLARIAH Amsterdam Time Machine Project: Entertainment Culture in Amsterdam from the 19th to the 20th Century (Panel Presentation). Utrecht, Digital Humanities Conference.
        • V. Baptist (2018, juni 29). Curated Circulation: Constructing the Iterative Dissemination of Feature Films by Festivals, Distributors and Cinemas. Amsterdam, HoMER@NECS Conference.
        • V. Baptist (2018, juni 25). Sleep, Static Films and the Displacement of Attention and Distraction. Utrecht, NECS Graduate Workshop.
        • V. Baptist, R. Beck, I. Kisjes, J. Noordegraaf & C. Rasterhoff (2017, juli 4). Dutch Overview Digital Humanities (Poster Presentation). Utrecht, DHBenelux Conference.
        • V. Baptist (2017, november 9). Mapping European Performing Arts Data. Amsterdam, European Performing Arts Dataverse Symposium.
        • V. Baptist (2020, juli 9). Researching Port Cities’ Historical Entertainment Culture: Reflecting on Hedonism and Heterotopia in Times of Corona. Online, History @ Erasmus Meeting.
        • Y. Van Mil, V. Baptist, T. Van den Brink, R. Sennema & T. Dai (2020, mei 15). Mapping Maritime Mindsets: Towards a Shared Methodology. Online, Port City Futures Meeting.
        • V. Baptist, J. Noordegraaf & T. Van Oort (2018, november 22). CLARIAH Amsterdam Time Machine Project: Use Case Media Studies - Amsterdam Cinema Audiences. Amsterdam, CREATE Salon.
  • NECSUS : European journal of media studies

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  • PhD Candidate

    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department of History
    The Netherlands


Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam