Vincent Baptist

Job title
Assistant Professor

Department of History, Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam - Burgemeester Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Vincent Baptist is a PhD Candidate at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (Erasmus Unversity Rotterdam). His doctoral research is embedded within the European HERA-funded project ‘Pleasurescapes: Port Cities’ Transnational Forces of Integration’. As part of this collaborative project, he investigates public spaces of entertainment located in the port city of Rotterdam throughout the period 1870-1975. He is affiliated with Huizinga Instituut, the national research school for Cultural History in the Netherlands. Vincent previously worked as a Pre PhD Fellow within the digital humanities research program CREATE (Creative Amsterdam: An E-Humanities Perspective) (University of Amsterdam), where his research was partially linked to the CLARIAH Amsterdam Time Machine project. He served as editorial assistant for NECSUS - European Journal of Media Studies from 2018 to 2020. Vincent obtained a Research Master and Bachelor in Media Studies (University of Amsterdam), and also holds a BSc in Business Economics (KU Leuven).

Last publications
Sennema, H., Baptist, V., Dai, T., Gan, Y., Van Mil, Y., Van den Brink, T., and Hein, C. 2021. “The Maritime Mindset: A Conceptual and Practical Exploration of Mapping Port Cities. European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and Landscapes 4.2.

Aouissi, K. B., Madani, S., and Baptist, V. 2021. “Morphological Evolution of the Port-City Interface of Algiers (16th Century to the Present). Urban Planning 6.3.

Baptist, V. 2020. "Of Hedonism and Heterotopia: Pathways for Researching Legacies of Entertainment Culture in Port Cities.PORTUSplus 9.


Vincent Baptist
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