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Ms S. (Sanne) Frequin MA

  • Faculty of Humanities
    Capaciteitsgroep Kunstgeschiedenis
  • Visiting address
    BG 2
    Turfdraagsterpad 15  Room number: 3.02
  • Postal address:
    Turfdraagsterpad  9
    1012 XT  Amsterdam
    T: 0655489558
    T: 0205253050


Sanne Frequin (1983) finished a Bachelor's degree in History of art at the University of  Utrecht in 2007, followed by a research master in Art at  Amsterdam University . She graduated cum laude on a thesis entitled 'Les pleurants. Pourquoi pleurent-ils? Een onderzoek naar middeleeuwse grafsculptuur.'

In September 2011 she started working as docent-promovendus (PhD candidate and lecturer) at the Art History Department. She is currently working on a PhD thesis at the University of Amsterdam concerned with the secular message displayed through the tombs of medieval Flanders and Hainaut (13th and 14th century)  titeled ' Voices from the grave: rendering piety and propaganda through medieval tombs.' In this research project the tombs will be investigated in the context of display of power and piety. Subject is the way tombs have functioned as a propagandistic tool for the dead, and more important, for the surviving relatives. Technical art history is key in her research.

Publications and lectures

For an up-to-date list of publications and papers at conferences please click on the link below or check my curriculum vitae.


In the year 2013-2014 the courses I teach are:
Onderzoeksvaardigheden (coördinator), Inleiding in de Kunstgeschiedenis, Jatwerk, Iconografie van Oost en West, scriptiewerkgroep. I am also running a grassrootsproject 'Shakespeak' which addresses online voting through mobile devices in my classes. For more information on this project please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail.

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Amsterdam

The Center for Medieval Studies Amsterdam (CMSA) was founded in 2010 as a platform for collaboration among medievalist across different fields at the University of Amsterdam. To read more follow the link below.


  • Frequin, S. (2016). Veiling and unveiling: The materiality of the tomb of John I of Avesnes and Philippa of Luxembourg in the Franciscan church of Valenciennes. In A. Adams, & J. Barker (Eds.), Revisiting the Monument: Fifty years since Panofsky's Tomb Sculpture (pp. 184-200). London: The Courtauld Institute of Art. [details] 
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  • Icoon Kunst
    Kunsthistorisch onderzoek en educatie

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