Symposium ‘The great and terrible flood. The Saint-Elizabeth’s Flood’.

19 november 2021


This afternoon I followed ‘The great and terrible flood.The Saint-Elizabeths Flood’, a symposium organized by Dordrechts Museum in collaboration with Radboud University Nijmegen. There were lectures on the visual representation of the flood and on the myth-making of it by resp. Hanneke van Asperen and Lotte Jensen, and a panel discussion about the impact of the St. Elizabeth flood and what we can learn from it for the future. All this illustrated by music and ‘disaster’songs by Camerata Trajectina. After an introduction to the exhibition Elizabeth and the Flood (until 6 March 2022 in Dordrechts Museum), there was an opportunity to visit it.

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