After working at HDC for eight years, of which I acted as director from 2018 to 2021, I accepted the call for Professor of Jewish Studies: Early Modern and Modern Jewish History at University of Amsterdam. I have published on eighteenth century Yiddish historiography, nineteenth-century policies of integrating Jews into modern nation states and twentieth-century political approaches to Jewish religious rituals. Currently I am working on public religion and memory cultures in the Netherlands; eighteenth- and nineteenth century Hebrew-Yiddish almanacs in Western Europe, and postwar policies of reconstructing Jewish community life.Personal page
I studied theology at the VU University in Amsterdam, where I received his doctorate degree for a historical study on ethical theology (1870-1920). I am currently writing about Dutch-Hungarian relations during the Interbellum. Since 2018 I am a research assistant at the Neo-Calvinism Research Institute of the Theological University in Kampen.
I hold the Kooiman-Boendermaker Chair for Luther and the history of (Dutch) Lutheranism at Theological University Kampen. My current research focuses on topics related to a Dutch Lutheran confessional and religious identity, e.g. the organization of the Lutheran congregations, their religious life and practices, construction of lieux de mémoire and confessional identity markers.Personal page
A musicologist and an early modernist, my areas of expertise include the history and theology of Christian music, ethics and spirituality of music, music as rhetoric, and music and religious education, with a special focus on the Reformation and Renaissance humanism. I am the author of Humanism and the Reform of Sacred Music in Early Modern England (2008), The Renaissance Ethics of Music (2015) and The Praise of Musicke 1586 (2017).Personal page
Gert van Klinken
I teach Church History at the Protestant Theological University (PThU) in Amsterdam and Groningen. I published on the history of Jewish and Protestant communities in the Netherlands, both Orthodox and Liberal. I am presently preparing a history of the Protestant kibbutz Nes Ammim in Israel.Personal page
I teach Church History at the Theological University Kampen|Utrecht. My current research focuses on topics related to Late Medieval and Early Modern spirituality and exegesis, with special focus on the Low Countries. I also work in the field of the reformation history, with focus on the Swiss reformation and its connections to the Low Countries. As director of the Foundation Calvin’s Reforming Correspondence I work on the publication of a new critical edition of a next volume of John Calvin’s Correspondence.Personal page
Having studied history and religious studies in Utrecht and Brussels, I obtained my PhD at the University of Groningen in 2017 (commercial edition of my dissertation: The Eclipse of Liberal Protestantism in the Netherlands, Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2019). I am working as an assistant professor in the cultural history of Christianity at Leiden University. My main research interest is the history of early modern and modern Dutch Christianity from a global perspective.
I have worked at the Protestant Theological University. Since 2018 I am retired as extraordinarily professor for diaconia. Among other things I study and publish about church and society from the late nineteenth century up until now and also about christian-socialism and christian-pacifism.
Anton van Renssen
I studied history at Vrije Universiteit, where I obtained my PhD degree in 2015 on defense of a dissertation on the Protestant orphans’ village Neerbosch in the nineteenth century. As a freelance researcher, I wrote many studies based on archival sources and oral history. I am president of the branch organisation Ondernemers in Geschiedenis.Personal page
I am a specialist in early modern Italian art and material culture, with a keen interest in the ritual and magical use of objects. I have published on festival culture at the papal court, the ritual use of portrait medals and coins as building deposits, but also on the likeness and likeability of bog bodies. My current research project is entitled 'The Pope's Merchandize. Managing the Demand for Blessed and Indulgenced Objects in the Early Modern World'. I teach art history and material culture at Amsterdam University College, the Liberal Arts and Science program of UvA and VU.
Jos de Weerd
I am a historian of religion of the late middle ages and the early modern period. I also engage with issues in art history, emphasizing the religious ideas behind devotional objects. In 2021, I defended my PhD thesis on the Reformation in the region of Veluwe in the province of Gelderland. Currently, I am working as high school teacher and visiting lecturer at my home Faculty of Humanities, Vrije Universiteit.