Professor of History, University of Amsterdam and Director of Research, Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies
February and March 2010
Peter Romijn has been the Director of Research at the Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies since 1996. In 2002 he was appointed to Professor of Twentieth-century History at the University of Amsterdam. He has written on the politics of occupation and regime transition in the Netherlands and Europe in the Second World War, on the persecution of Jews in the Netherlands and was co-responsible (with Hans Blom) for the report commissioned by the Dutch Government on the ‘safe area’ of Srebrenica (1995).
Professor of History, University of Antwerp
Luc Duerloo is a professor in the Department of History of the University of Antwerp, where he teaches early modern political and institutional history. His current research focuses on the Court of the Archdukes Albert and Isabella, their international policies and artistic patronage, and the relationship between art and politics in the early modern period.
Assistant Professor of History, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Frederick Buylaert was a 2011 Postdoctoral fellow of the Flemish Research Council, and is presently Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He studied medieval and early modern European history at the universities of Ghent, Leiden and Columbia and obtained a PhD at Ghent University in 2008 with a dissertation on the Flemish nobility in the 14th and 15th centuries. In 2011, he was appointed lecturer in late medieval and early modern history at the VUB. His research focuses on urban and rural elites in the pre-modern Low Countries, with a particular interest in social mobility, historiography and the politics of remembrance.
Postdoctoral fellow, Flemish Research Council
Tjamke Snijders is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Flemish Research Council. She is a specialist of cultural and religious history in the central Middle Ages, with a particular focus on ecclesiastical institutions in Flanders. Her recent publications include studies of corporate identity formation in monasteries of the region and the communicative practices of Benedictine monasteries.
Assistant Professor, University of Leuven
Violet Soen is Assistant Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Leuven. She has a special interest in the political and religious history of the Spanish Monarchy, the Low Countries and France. Nowadays, she is investigating aristocratic networks in the borderlands between the Low Countries in the ‘long’ sixteenth century. Previously, she has been researching the Dutch Revolt and the sixteenth-century inquisition in the Low Countries. Her latest book dealt with noble, royal and imperial peace attempts during the Dutch Revolt. It appeared in the Golden Age Series of Amsterdam University Press in 2012, and is free to access here. Professor Soen’s website can be found here.