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Assoc/Prof Jacqueline Van Gent

Associate Professor
History

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Address
History
The University of Western Australia (M202)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2117
Fax
+61 8 6488 1030
Email
jacqueline.van.gent@uwa.edu.au
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Associate Professor
English and Cultural Studies

Contact details
Address
English and Cultural Studies
The University of Western Australia (M202)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2117
Fax
+61 8 6488 1030
Email
jacqueline.van.gent@uwa.edu.au

Associate Professor
Gender Studies

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Address
Gender Studies
The University of Western Australia (M202)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2117
Fax
+61 8 6488 1030
Email
jacqueline.van.gent@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
MA Humboldt, PhD W.Aust.
Key research
I am currently a Chief Investigator in the Shaping the Modern Program at The University of Western Australia. My projects explore the role emotions play in shaping early modern and late colonial encounters with indigenous people and cultures. My work explores (i) emotions, conversions and missions, (ii) affective strategies of early modern Europeans in the acquisition, exchange and display of colonial objects, and (iii) the role of emotions in early ethnographic texts and collections.
Publications
Recent publications

Books:

S. Broomhall and J. Van Gent, Dynastic Colonialism: Gender, Materiality and the Early Modern House of Orange-Nassau (Routledge, 2016)
http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138953369/

S. Broomhall and J. Van Gent, Gender, Power and Identity in the Early Modern Orange-Nassau Family (Ashgate Publishers 2016)

J. Van Gent, N. Etherington, P. Brock, and G. Griffiths, The Indigenous Christian Evangelist in British Empire History 1750-1940: Questions of Authority (Brill Publisher, 2015)

J. Van Gent, A. Schaser, K. Ruether, Gender and Conversion Narratives in the Nineteenth Century. German Mission at Home and Abroad. (Ashgate Publishers, 2015)

S. Broomhall and J. Van Gent (eds): Governing Masculinities in the Early Modern Period: Regulating Selves and Others, Ashgate Publishers, 2011.

Van Gent, J. Magic, Body and the Self in Eighteenth-Century Sweden, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden and Boston, 2009


Edited collections:
Toivo, M. R. and J. Van Gent, eds. ‘Gender, Material Culture and Emotions in Scandinavian History’. Special Issue, Scandinavian Journal of History 41.3 (2016).

Van Gent, J. and S. E. Young, eds. ‘Emotions and Conversion’. Special issue, Journal of Religious History 39.4 (2015).

Chapters and articles:
Van Gent, J. ‘Linnaeus’ Tea Cup: Masculinities, Affective Networks and Chinese Porcelain in 18th-Century Sweden’. Scandinavian Journal of History 41.3 (2016): 388-409.

Van Gent, J. ‘The Burden of Love: Moravian Conversions and Emotions in Eighteenth-Century Labrador’. ‘Emotions and Conversion’. Special issue, Journal of Religious History 39.4 (2015): 557–74.

Van Gent, J. ‘Emotions, Missions, and Colonial Histories: An Epilogue’. In Emotions and Christian Missions: Historical Perspectives, edited by K. Vallgårda, C. McLisky and D. Midena, pp. 240–50. Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Van Gent, J. 'Gendered Power and Emotions: the Religious Revival Movement in Herrnhut in 1727'. In Gender and Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Destroying Order, Structuring Disorder, edited by S. Broomhall. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015.

Van Gent, J. 'Sarah and Her Sisters: identity, letters and emotions in the early modern Atlantic world'. Journal of Religious History 38.1 March (2014): 71-90.

Broomhall, S. and J. Van Gent. 'Converted relationships: Renegotiating family status after religious conversion in the Nassau dynasty'. Journal of Social History 47.3 Spring (2014).
Future research
My current research concerns local responses to global mission networks, materiality and cultural encounters, ethnographic collecting networks between Australia and Europe, gender and object biographies and collecting histories and contemporary museum displays of colonial encounters.
Funding received
since 2013Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence “The History of
Emotions“ (2011-2017)$ 24.2 Mill
2015-2019Chief Investigator, Australian Research Council, Discovery Project “ 600 000
2017-2020Investigator, ARC Linkage, “Collecting the West” 750 000
2012-2013- Senior Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence “The History of
Emotions“ (2011-2017)$ 24.2 Mill
2009Chief Investigator 2, ARC Discovery Project “Gender, identity, power and elite
family networks in the early modern Nassau family” (with Prof.
Susan Broomhall) (2010-2013)$ 459,000
2008Chief Investigator 4, ARC Discovery Project ”Recovering the Experience of the
Indigenous Evangelist in the Expansion of Christianity in the late
Colonial Era” (with Prof. N. Etherington, Prof. G. Griffiths,
Prof. P. Brock) (2008-2010)$163,000
International funding:

2017-20Swedish Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, „ Beyond curiosity and wonder- understanding the Museum Stobaeanum“ 835 000
2015-1017 Arts, Humanities Research Council (UK) Network Grant „Gender, power and materiality in the early modern period“70 000



2008 Fritz Thyssen Fellowship, Franckesche Stiftungen Halle (Germany)$8,000
2002Visiting Fellowship, Max-Planck Institute of History (Göttingen) and Institute of Historical Anthropology, University of Erfurt (Germany)$8,000

2001Visiting Fellowship, Max-Planck Institute of History (Göttingen) and Institute of Historical Anthropology, University of Erfurt (Germany)$8,000

2000DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Research Fellowship, International Women’s University, Hanover 2000$10,000




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