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2023 Zeman Lecture

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the 2023 Zeman Lecture on Monday, September 18 at 7pm, hosted by Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies
Every second September ACBAS hosts a lecture designed to enrich our understanding of Anabaptist thought and history. The lecture is named in memory of Baptist historian and former Acadia Divinity College professor Jarold K. Zeman.
The lecture will be hosted in person at Acadia Divinity College in the Sarah Daley Nickerson Chapel and live-streamed on this event page.
Dr. Nina Schroeder-van ‘t Schip will be speaking on “Mennonites and the Dutch Art World: Faith and Visual Culture in the Dutch Republic.” 
Please also plan to join Dr. Schroeder-van ‘t Schip for a special presentation the day following the Zeman lecture.
Out of Context: Opportunities and Challenges of Working with Devotional Art & Religious Heritage Objects in the Museum—Examples from Museums and Religious Heritage Institutions in the Netherlands

Dr. Nina Schroeder-van ‘t Schip
Acadia University Art Gallery
September 19, 2023, 5:30 PM

In this presentation for students, faculty, and community members, Dr. Schroeder-van ‘t Schip of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will discuss the realities of working with religious art and objects once they are no longer in their original religious contexts. She will introduce current approaches and digital humanities projects taking place in the Netherlands to help preserve such objects. This will include case studies about altarpieces moved out of churches; devotional prints and emblem books that are difficult to decipher today; and church buildings whose purposes have changed. Dr. Schroeder-van ‘t Schip will also discuss objects that are reconnected to their original contexts in several digital humanities projects.

About Dr. Nina Schroeder-van ‘t Schip

Dr. Nina Schroeder is an art historian and postdoctoral researcher with the Doopsgezind Seminarium at the Faculty of Religion and Theology. She is conducting interdisciplinary research on Dutch Mennonite life, representation, and artistic engagement in the early modern period. In her doctoral research she investigated the representations of early Anabaptism in Dutch art (“Heretics and Martyrs: Picturing Early Anabaptism in Visual Culture of the Dutch Republic,” PhD Dissertation, Queen’s University, 2018). Her current research interests include Dutch Golden Age painting, early modern print history, and Mennonite social networks within the Dutch art marketplace. Dr. Schroeder is on the planning committee of the ACHHP (Amsterdam Centre for the History and Heritage of Protestantism) and she is a Doopsgezinde Historische Kring board member. Dr. Schroeder is also the coordinator of the VU’s undergraduate minor, “Peace Theology and Anabaptist-Mennonite Traditions.” 


September 18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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