Invited Lectures

  • Een Voet in Vlaanderen. Karel van Croÿ En Het Kasteel van Comines’. Platform Kastelen en Buitenplaatsen, Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (Cultural Heritage Agency of The Netherlands), The Netherlands, October 2021.
  • ‘Privacy in Prison: Impressions of Leonora Christina during her Captivity at Hammershus and Copenhagen Castle’, Interdisciplinary Workshop: Sound, Privacy and Court Studies, June 2021, Centre for Privacy Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • ‘Mapping through Space and Time: The Itinerary of Charles of Croÿ (1560-1612)’, Ludwig- Maximilians-Universität München, Germany, 2018.
  • ‘Architectural Exchanges between the Low Countries and Spain during the Reign of the Archdukes: The Impact of the High Nobility’, Apariencia y razón en el reinado de Felipe III. Las artes y la arquitectura al servicio de un nuevo gusto, Madrid, Spain, 2017.

Conference Presentations


  • ‘A Monarch in Motion: On the Use of GIS for Research into Early Modern Privacy’ in the session Digital Humanities Approaches to Early Modern Privacy. Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Dublin, 2 April 2022.


  • ‘Early Modern Living Comfort. Charles of Croÿ (1560-1612) and the Description of his Residence in Heverlee’ in the session User Comfort, Functionality, and Sustainability as (Early?) Modern Architectural Concerns. European Architectural History Network Conference, Edinburg (online), 5 June 2021.
  • De Jonge, Krista, and Sanne Maekelberg. ‘Châteaux de Rêve ? Réflexions Sur La « renaissance » Du Donjon Dans Le Duché Du Brabant (14ème-17ème Siècles) et La Genèse Du Pavillon de Chasse Moderne’. Bellecroix, 2021.


  • Maekelberg, Sanne. ‘A Foot in Flanders. Charles of Croÿ’s Maternal Heritage in Comines’. Conference presentation presented at the Junges Forum Europäisches Burgeninstitut – Einrichtung der Deutschen Burgenvereinigung, Braubach, March 2020.


  • Maekelberg, Sanne. ‘Building Practice of the High Nobility in the Low Countries: The Architectural Mastermind of Charles of Croÿ (1560-1612)’. Conference presentation presented at the Building the Presence of the Prince: The Institutions Related with the Ruler’s Works  as Key Elements of the European Courts (XIVth – XVIIth centuries), Utrecht, November 2019.


  • Maekelberg, Sanne. ‘The Materialization of Power and Authority: The Architectural Commissions of Charles of Croÿ (1596‐1612)’. Conference presentation presented at the European Architectural History Network, Tallinn, June 2018.


  • Maekelberg, Sanne. ‘Mapping through Space and Time. The Itinerary of Charles of Croÿ ‘1560‐1612)’. Conference presentation presented at the Mapping Historical Landscapes in Transformation: Methods, Applications, Challenges, Leuven, November 2017.
  • Maekelberg, Sanne. ‘Heaven on Earth – Charles of Croÿ (1560‐1612) and His Palace in Beaumont’. Conference presentation presented at the Urban Palaces of the Nobility in Early Modern Europe (1400‐1750) (Expert Meeting 2017: C14‐15‐046 project: Strategies of self‐representation in collaboration with Stad Mechelen, LAMOT Conference and Heritage Centre Mechelen), Mechelen, October 2017.
  • Maekelberg, Sanne, and Pieter Martens. ‘Le Patrimoine Architectural de Charles de Croÿ (1560‐1612) et La Frontière Méridionale Des Pays‐Bas’. Conference presentation presented at the Construire la frontière. Les Croÿ, Montcornet, et les Guerres de Religion, Montcornet, May 2017.
  • Maekelberg, Sanne. ‘(Re‐)Creating the Past: Digital Historical Reconstructions Using BIM’. Conference presentation presented at the Beyond BIM 2017: Connecting BIM models with simulation, sensor, GIS, heritage and FM data, Ghent, March 2017.


  • Maekelberg, Sanne. ‘Residential Systems in the Habsburg Low Countries: Suburban Villas and Urban Palaces in and around Brussels’. Conference presentation presented at the Annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Boston, MA, April 2016.
  • Maekelberg, Sanne. ‘The Prince’s Court at Bruges (1395‐1468): A Burgundian Model for Ducal Residences?’ Conference presentation presented at the Annual conference Sixteenth Century Society, Bruges, August 2016.


  • Maekelberg, Sanne. ‘Suburban Expansion of Brussels: The Croÿ Manor House as Representational  Architecture in Relation to the Urban Residence’. Conference presentation presented at the Palaces and Urban Dynamics: centers of power and knowledge in Europe, Évora, November 2015.