drs. L.M. (Laura) Plezier MA

  • PhD student
  • History of architecture
  • Seventeenth century Amsterdam
  • Sublime

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 1298
E-Mail: l.m.plezier@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Centre for the Arts in Society, KG Architectuurgeschiedenis
Office Address: Johan Huizingagebouw
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 2.24


My research concerns the way in which in the seventeenth century the government of Amsterdam used strategies of wonder and usurpation in their new architecture, such as the Town Hall, to convince the public of their political ideas. This research is part of the ERC starting grant program Elevated Minds’  about the sublime in seventeenth century Paris and Amsterdam.

Curriculum vitae

  • PhD-candidate ERC starting grant program Elevated Minds
  • Art History Leiden University (master cum laude)
  • Public Administration Erasmus University Rotterdam/Leiden University

Last Modified: 10-12-2015