Elisa Goudriaan, Ph.D.

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Elisa Goudriaan, Ph.D.
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Egel, 1916 (najaar)
Amsterdam, Rijksprentenkabinet

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Elisa Goudriaan (1981) read Romance Languages and Cultures (specialising in Italian), and art history at the University of Groningen. From 2009 to 2015 she was a PhD student at Leiden University, where she conducted research into the social and cultural networks of Florentine patricians in the first half of the seventeenth century. Her research, in Florentine family archives, into the role of patricians as patrons of visual artists, musicians and actors allowed her to make good use of both her degree in Italian and art history. Her PhD thesis – published as a book by Brill Publishers at the end of 2017 (see publications) – describes how the patrician class contributed to the cultural success and socio-political representation of the Medici court in the period 1600–1660. Since gaining her PhD Elisa has been finding work as a freelance writer, translator (Italian to Dutch) and archive researcher through ‘Goudriaan at Work’. She combines these activities with her work at the RKD. Before joining the RKD’s Archives Department, where she is now making a contribution to a number of different projects, she worked in the Department of Press Documentation.

Selection of publications

  • Florentine Patricians and Their Networks. Structures Behind the Cultural Success and the Political Representation of the Medici Court (1600-1660), Leiden/Boston 2017.
  • 'Florentine ambassadors and their strategies to increase the decorum of the Medici family (1600-1650)’, in: K. Botke en E.J. Goudriaan (red.), Floreat Semper. Album amicorum voor Henk Th. Van Veen, Groningen 2016, pp. 13-34
  • ‘Het streven naar een vlekkeloos imago. Florentijnse patriciërs als ambassadeurs en kamerheren voor de Medici-familie in zeventiende-eeuws Italië’, in: Historisch tijdschrift Groniek, no. 204/205 (2014), pp. 383-392
  • ‘“Un recitativo per il Signor Antonio con un scherzetto di un Arietta fatta fresca fresca”: Marco Marazzoli, Giuseppe Vannucci and the exchange of baroque music between Rome and Florence in the correspondence of marchese Filippo Niccolini’, in: Recercare. Rivista per lo studio e la pratica della musica antica 25 (2013), pp. 39-74
  • E.J. Goudriaan et al. ‘A forgotten world: florentine patricians as patrons, collectors, cultural brokers under Medici rule (1530-1743) in: Ricerche Storiche 41.2 (2011), pp. 473-478.
  • ‘Vasari's Ragionamenti en de Medici-mythe in het Palazzo Vecchio. Een analyse van de 'senso nostro' en de 'molto doppia orditura'’, in: Incontri. Rivista europea di studi italiani 2 24 (2009), pp. 175-193.