Marieke Hendriksen

Marieke Hendriksen is a historian of early modern science, art, and knowledge, and currently works as senior researcher at NL-Lab, a research group within the Humanities Cluster of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Amsterdam. Her research interests are the role of material culture and sensory perception in the production and exchange of knowledge in the early modern period, in particular in the realms of medicine, chemistry, and art.

Marieke's current research focuses on the question how we can understand historical epistemologies of both sensory and aesthetic taste – i.e. how was taste used to acquire and transmit knowledge in the past, and can we taste the past? This research is partly funded by an inaugural KNAW Early Career Award (2019) and an NWO Aspasia Premium (2021).

Marieke is also the founder of Hands-on Historians, an online resource for historians who are interested in or use performative methods in their research. She also co-leads the NWO-funded project Art DATIS.

Research Group: Senses of Taste