Three KNHG grants for young historians

The KNHG has awarded three grants to young historians who recently took their PhDs or are on the verge of doing so. The purpose of the grants is to enable them to write a scholarly article based on their dissertation or sections of it for publication in the BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review.

The jury, comprising KNHG-chair Henk te Velde and BMGN executive editor Dirk Jan Wolffram, selected the submissions by Laurien Vastenhout (UvA and NIOD), Nathan van Kleij (UL and UvA) and Lauren Lauret (UL). Congratulations!

The proposals selected

Laurien Vastenhout

Laurien Vastenhout, who works at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and for the University of Amsterdam (UvA), will be writing the article “Insiders or Outcasts? Foreigners in the ‘Jewish Councils’ of Western Europe during the Second World War”.

Lauren Lauret. Foto: Bob Bronshoff

Lauren Lauret, a political historian employed at Leiden University (UL), will be writing an article in English on the future of tradition in political history.

Nathan van Kleij

Nathan van Kleij, a medievalist and urban historian at Leiden University and the University of Amsterdam, will be writing a publication titled Van wie was het stadhuis? De stedelijke gemeenschap en het claimen van ruimte in vijftiende-eeuws Gouda, Leiden en Haarlem [Who owned the city hall? The urban community and claiming space in fifteenth-century Gouda, Leiden and Haarlem].

Last autumn the call for submissions was published on this website.

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