• The University of Western Australia (M433), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

20082021
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Personal profile

Biography

Arvi Wattel is a lecturer in the History of Art at UWA (School of Design). Before moving to Perth, he held fellowships at the Fondazione Ermitage in Ferrara, the Kunsthistorisches Institut (Max Planck Gesellschaft) in Florence, the Dutch Institute for Art History in Florence and the Royal Netherlandish Institute in Rome, and lectured at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the University of Maastricht and for Oberlin College in Arezzo.
He has published on love and sympathy in Renaissance Ferrara, and on gendered space in the Renaissance convent. Besides his research into marginality and the relationship between court and city in Renaissance Ferrara, his research interests include the Dutch cultural exchange with Asia and occurences of cultural misunderstanding in the seventeenth and eighteenth century and the depiction of ritual performance and identity in the Dutch colonial city of Batavia (today’s Jakarta).

For more information, see: https://uwa.academia.edu/ArviWattel

Roles and responsibilities

Funding overview

2019 UWA Research Collaboration Award ‘Visualising Batavia Silverware: Imaging and Analysing VOC’s Precious Metal Trade Objects for Mughal India’, led by Arvi Wattel, in collaboration with Alistair Paterson (UWA), Alexandra Suvorova (UWA), Susanne Meurer (UWA), Jeremy Green (WA Museum), Corioli Souter (WA Museum), Robert Erdmann (University of Amsterdam), and Tamar Davidowitz (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam), $11,500.

2019 UWA School of Design Research Committee Funding, 'The Material Museum', Susanne Meurer and Arvi Wattel, $2,450.

2019 Shared Cultural Heritage Programme, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs ‘Visualising Batavia Silverware: Imaging and Analysing VOC’s Precious Metal Trade Objects for Mughal India’, led by Arvi Wattel, in collaboration with Jeremy Green (WA Museum), Corioli Souter (WA Museum), Robert Erdmann (University of Amsterdam), Tamar Davidowitz (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam), and Lidwien Jansen (The National Archives of the Netherlands, The Hague), $24,574.

2018 European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Actions Grant ‘ People in Motion. Entangled Histories of Displacement in the Mediterranean (1492-1923)’, led by Giovanni Tarantino (University of Florence), in collaboration with a group of international scholars from the humanities, and social sciences, with Arvi Wattel as one of three Australian researchers on the project, EUR520,000.

2017 Funding to Develop External Grant Application on the History of Emotions, ARC Centre for the History of Emotions ‘Entangled Histories of Emotions in the Mediterranean World’, led by Giovanni Tarantino (Universita degli Studi di Firenze), in collaboration with Arvi Wattel, Nadia Al-Bagdadi (Central European University), Lisa Beaven (The University of Melbourne), Randi Deguilhem (CNRS/MMSH/Aix-Marseille University), Lauren Jacobi (MIT), Susanne Meurer (UWA), $7,911.

2017 UWA - IAS Visiting Fellowship Grant For a visit of Lauren Jacobi (MIT) to UWA, $3,500.

2016 UWA Alumni Fund Grant ‘Animated Art: Enhanced Learning through Gamification’, Rene van Meeuwen, Susanne Meurer and Arvi Wattel, $25,000.

Teaching overview

Keywords

  • Art History
  • Dutch History
  • Indonesian History
  • Rome
  • Italian Renaissance history and literature
  • Global history
  • Batavia Shipwreck

Research Output 2008 2019

De liefde tussen peren en perziken en andere dingen

Wattel, A., 2019, Het einde van de middeleeuwen. Vijftig kunstwerken uit de tijd van Bosch en Erasmus. Ilsink, M., De Klerck, B. & Willemsen, A. (eds.). Nijmegen: Uitgeverij Van Tilt, p. 286-292; 345-346 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Open Access
Tesoro
Harmony
Inclusion
Palazzo
Artist

Good Vibrations. Mutual Love in Garofalo's Frescoes for Antonio Costabili

Wattel, A., 2018, In : Artibus et Historiae. 78, p. 39-58 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Invisible Genres: Two Essays on Iconoclasm

Mateer, J. (ed.) & Wattel, A., 2017, Perth: John Curtin Gallery.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book/Anthology

On the Surface. Art and Idolatry in the Dutch Church Interior

Wattel, A., 2017, Invisible Genres: Two Essays on Iconoclasm. Mateer, J. (ed.). Australia: John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Bentley WA, p. 62-97

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Open Access

Picturing the unimaginable: a new look at the wreck of the Batavia

Wattel, A., 12 Oct 2017, 1 p. The Conversation.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access
Art
Wrecks

Projects 2019 2021

Prizes

UWA Student Guild's Students' Choice Award

Arvi Wattel (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Honorary award