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.
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
- Convenor, Research Cluster 'Entangled Histories of Emotions in the Mediterranean World'
- Collaborating Member, Research Cluster 'Cultural Encounters, Empires and Emotions'
- International Observer, 'People in Motion: Entangled Histories of Displacement Across the Mediterranean, 1492-1923' (EU COST Action, 2019-2022), led by Giovanni Tarantino (Universita degli Studi di Firenze)
- Organisation committee, The Sixteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society (Perth, 16-18 June 2021)
- Member, UWA School of Design International & Engagement Committee
Research expertise keywords
- Art History
- Dutch History
- Indonesian History
- Italian Renaissance history and literature
- Global history
- Batavia Shipwreck