Singing Communities: Dutch Political Songs and the Performance of National Identity (1775-1825)

01 January 2017 → 31 October 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of literary studies
    • Other languages and literary studies
national identity songs politics Literary studies Music History Theatre and performing arts
Project description

Early modern songs were broadly considered as effective instruments to strengthen the formation of collective identities. This project aims to better understand how this function was attributed to Dutch political songs (1775-1825). Its focus is on communal song practices, specifically on the possible tensions between the desired effect of songs and the harsh political reality of disunity and crisis