Renée Vulto

Renée Vulto studied Musicology at the universities of Amsterdam (BA), Berlin (Humboldt) and Utrecht (RMA) and is currently working as a doctoral researcher (BOF) at the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University.

Her research project Singing Communities aims to examine the role of songs in the development of communities in The Netherlands around 1800. The focus is on how ideas of a national identity were articulated in the text and through the music of political songs; how the imagined communities that songwriters sought to create in their songs might have become embodied communities through the singing of these songs; and how this can be situated in a harsh reality of political turmoil and crises.