Thomas Jacobs

Contact info

  • Teaching assistant and Ph.D. student
  • Address: Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Ufo, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 35, B-9000 Gent


Research interests

Early modern respresentations of the Americas, discoursive strategies, identity (re)presentation and negotiation, Jewish and Indigenous intersections, teaching native history in European classrooms.

Current and past research projects

Doctoral research into Jewish and Indian intersections present within the early modern 'Indians as Jews' theory.


Jacobs, T. "'They gave us syphilis'. (Mis) Representing Native American History in the Classroom." In: S. Lang and A. Blätter (eds.)  Ethnoscripts, 15 (2013), 1, pp. 62-85.  (Edition Presentations and Representations of Native American Indigeneity).

Jacobs, T. and E. Roobaerts. "An uncelebrated Patron of Brussels Artists: St Gorik's Confraternity of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows (1499-1516)." In The Seven Sorrows Confraternity of Brussels. Drama, ceremony, and art patronage (16th-17th centuries), edited by E. Thelen, 92-112. Turnhout: Brepols, 2015.