UK Advisory Board Member
Dries Raeymaekers (1982) is Assistant Professor of Early Modern Political History at Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands), where he teaches courses on court history, political culture and the representation of power in the early modern period. He studied History at the University of Leuven and received his doctorate at the University of Antwerp in 2009. His dissertation on the court and household of the Archdukes Albert and Isabella in Brussels (1598-1621) was awarded the Bi-Annual Prize for Historical Research by the Province of Flemish-Brabant (Belgium). In 2010 he received a Fulbright Scholarship for Research which enabled him to spend a semester as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. Afterwards he returned to Antwerp to become a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders, with a research project on princely favourites in the Habsburg Low Countries. In November 2012, he organized an international conference on the notion of access to the monarch, entitled ‘The Key to Power? The Culture of Access in Early Modern Courts, 1400-1700’ (Antwerp, 8-9 November 2012).