Josephine Hoegaerts


Description of research and teaching

My current research focuses on the aesthetics and politics of the voice in the long nineteenth century. Combining methodologies from history, sound studies and musicology, I trace the evolution of the ‘sound’ of propriety, authority and health as it was constructed by various experts on the voice and performed by public speakers in the nineteenth century.

My wider research interests concern the practices of articulation and embodiment that created modern citizenship in the nineteenth century. Whilst my previous research elucidated aspects of the construction of the citizen self (i.e. masculinity, maturity, dignity, notions of authority and rationality), in my current research on the articulation of ‘vocalized’ identities within modern nations (notably in England, the Low Countries and France, and their respective colonies) the politics of location (including nationalized images of the artistic voice), and socio-cultural embeddedness (e.g. through vocal education for adult and younger non-professionals) come to the fore.

Research interests

A list of publications predating 2015 can be found here


Latest publications

  1. Bestiarium. Dieren, mensen en hun sociale geschiedenis

    Hoegaerts, J. (ed.) & Segers, Y. (ed.), 2018, Leuven University Press. 127 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueGeneral public

  2. Bestiarium: een inleiding

    Hoegaerts, J. & Segers, Y., 2018, Bestiarium. Dieren, mensen en hun sociale geschiedenis. Leuven University Press, p. 7-13

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterGeneral public

  3. Chewing Demosthenes’ Pebbles: Embodied Experience Making the Scientist’s Persona, ca.1830-1910

    Hoegaerts, J., 2018, In : Persona Studies. 4, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Embracing Disability History

    Josephine Hoegaerts (Chair)
    11 Dec 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. Pieter Verstraete

    Josephine Hoegaerts (Host)
    10 Dec 201817 Dec 2018

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

  3. La faiseuse d'histoire(s)

    Josephine Hoegaerts (Speaker)
    30 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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