Speelman Fellow in Dutch and Flemish Art
Fellow of Wolfson College
Director of Studies at Homerton College
Dr Meredith Hale received her PhD from Columbia University in 2006. She was a Senior Specialist in Old Master Paintings at Christie’s, New York, from 2005 to 2008 and has been the Speelman Fellow in Netherlandish Art since October 2009. She is the Principal Investigator for the AHRC Networking Grant, ‘The Power of Print: Dutch Propaganda for a new Russia,’ an international collaboration that examines Peter the Great’s use of Dutch expertise to establish a school of Russian printmaking. Her project partners include the University of Amsterdam and The Hermitage Museum. Two articles on the use of Dutch prints in Latin America will soon be published and she is currently preparing her book manuscript, A Glorious Revolution: Romeyn de Hooghe and the Birth of Political Satire, for publication.
Her research interests include early modern print culture, particularly political satire, transnational print markets and transcultural works of art; Netherlandish painting, and architecture around the time of William III’s arrival in England in 1688; the reception of Netherlandish art in England; collecting; issues relating to visual and material culture; theories of the body; humor; text and image questions; and cultural decline.
Dr Hale lectures in the Department of History of Art and has established a programme of study days for art history students at Boughton House, Northamptonshire, which won, together with the Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust, the Sandford Award in Excellence for Heritage Education in 2013.