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Ms S. (Sanne) Frequin MA

Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities
Photographer: Jan-Willem van Ginkel

Visiting address
  • Turfdraagsterpad 15
Postal address
  • Turfdraagsterpad 9
    1012 XT Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile


    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.

    Public Art History

    For an overview of my media performances check my personal website:


    Publications and lectures


    Currently I am an academic skills teacher at Leiden University and I teach art history at Utrecht University. In Amsterdam I have thaught art history on a graduate and undergraduta level for seven years.

    Website onderzoeksvaardigheden UvA

    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.

    Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Amsterdam

  • Publications


    • 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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  • Ancillary activities
    • Leiden Univeristy