Erin Travers, Ph.D. Candidate, will be presenting a portion of her dissertation research at the 2016 Interdisciplinary Conference on Netherlandic Studies (ICNS), Imaging the Low Lands, at the University of Michigan this June. Erin’s paper, "Jacob van der Gracht’s Anatomie for Artists," investigates the sources used by the seventeenth-century Dutch painter, engraver, and author, Jacob van der Gracht, in compiling his printed drawing book, the Anatomie der wtterlicke deelen van het menschlick lichaem (s’Graven-Hagae, 1634; Rotterdam, 1660). Her presentation will focus on the ways in which anatomical images were adapted to serve the interests of artists while simultaneously making claims of authority on behalf of the author.
The Interdisciplinary Conference on Netherlandic Studies (ICNS) is a forum for scholars, instructors and interested community members from across the United States, the Netherlands, Belgium and the rest of the world to discuss their work in the area of Dutch culture and language. It is a biennial conference organized by the American Association for Netherlandic Studies (AANS).