Vincent Baptist is a PhD Candidate at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication.
His doctoral research is part of the European HERA-funded project ‘Pleasurescapes: Port Cities’ Transnational Forces of Integration’. Within this collaborative project, he investigates public spaces of entertainment that were located in the city of Rotterdam throughout the period 1880-1975. He is also affiliated to the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus research consortium 'PortCityFutures', and to Huizinga Instituut, the national research school for Cultural History in the Netherlands.
Vincent previously worked as a Pre PhD Fellow in 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 in 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).
Vincent Baptist (2022) - Water, Ports, and Culture in Cities and Landscapes - Water, Ports, and Culture in Cities and Landscapes
Vincent Baptist (2021) - Pandemic Visions of Venice: What Three Cinematic Portraits Can Tell Us of a City Plagued by Tourism - Worlds of Imagination Conference
Vincent Baptist (2021) - Criminal or Cosmopolitan: Discourses of Safety on Rotterdam’s Interbellum Pleasurescape in Municipal and Audiovisual Sources - Cultural Perceptions of Safety Conference
Vincent Baptist (2020) - Pleasurescapes and Port Cities: Notes on Interconnected Concepts and Methodologies - Pleasurescapes Pre-EAUH Conference Workshop
Vincent Baptist (2019) - From Festivals to Distributors and Cinemas: A Holistic and Empirical Approach to Film Circulation - ECREA Film Studies Conference
Vincent Baptist, Julia Noordegraaf & Thunnis Van Oort (2019) - Amsterdam Cinema Audiences: Local Practices of Film Exhibition and Consumption in Amsterdam Neighborhoods During the Early 20th Century (Panel Presentation) - EBHA Congress
Vincent Baptist, Julia Noordegraaf, Claartje Rasterhoff, Thunnis Van Oort & Charlotte Vrielink (2019) - CLARIAH Amsterdam Time Machine Project: Entertainment Culture in Amsterdam from the 19th to the 20th Century (Panel Presentation) - Digital Humanities Conference
Vincent Baptist, Ivan Kisjes, Julia Noordegraaf & Thunnis Van Oort (2019) - Amsterdam Cinema Audiences: A Geospatial Analysis of Film Exhibition and Consumption in Early 20th Century Amsterdam - HoMER Conference
Vincent Baptist (2018) - Curated Circulation: Constructing the Iterative Dissemination of Feature Films by Festivals, Distributors and Cinemas - HoMER@NECS Conference
Vincent Baptist (2018) - Sleep, Static Films and the Displacement of Attention and Distraction - NECS Graduate Workshop
Vincent Baptist (2017) - Mapping European Performing Arts Data - European Performing Arts Dataverse Symposium
Vincent Baptist, Romy Beck, Ivan Kisjes, Julia Noordegraaf & Claartje Rasterhoff (2017) - Dutch Overview Digital Humanities (Poster Presentation) - DHBenelux Conference
Vincent Baptist (2020) - Researching Port Cities’ Historical Entertainment Culture: Reflecting on Hedonism and Heterotopia in Times of Corona - History @ Erasmus Meeting
Yvonne Van Mil, Vincent Baptist, Thomas Van den Brink, Hilde Sennema & Tianchen Dai (2020) - Mapping Maritime Mindsets: Towards a Shared Methodology - Port City Futures Meeting
Vincent Baptist, Julia Noordegraaf & Thunnis Van Oort (2018) - CLARIAH Amsterdam Time Machine Project: Use Case Media Studies - Amsterdam Cinema Audiences - CREATE Salon
V (Vincent) Baptist & PT (Paul) van de Laar (2020) - Pleasurescapes Pre-EAUH Conference Workshop - Pleasurescapes Pre-EAUH Conference Workshop
V (Vincent) Baptist (2022) - Best Conference Paper 2021