Bart Wallet

My main field of specialisation is early modern and modern Jewish history, with a focus on the Netherlands. 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.

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George Harinck

My interest is the history of neo-Calvinism in the Netherlands and abroad; international protestant relations, the position and role of the church in modern society, religion in politics, education and media; Current reserach projects: religion in World War II, A. Kuyper-H. Bavinck correspondence, handbook neo-Calvinism, history of religious academic institutions.

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Fred van Lieburg

I am interested in theoretical and methodological (in particular digital) approaches of long-term history of religion. My current research includes projects on pre-Reformation and Reformed clergy in the Netherlands (16th-19th centuries), international piety and revival movements (17th-21st centuries), and Dutch Protestant actions for rechristianization and reconfessionalization (19th-21st centuries).

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Bas ter Haar Romeny

My major areas of interest are:

  • The interaction between the Greek-speaking world and users of oriental languages in the Hellenistic, Roman, and Late Antique periods.
  • The formation and identity of minority groups, in particular Jews and Syriac-speaking Christians.
  • Cultural memory and the selection of knowledge to be passed on to the following generations, including the canonization, interpretation, and reception of authoritative texts such as the collection of books now known as the Bible.
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    John Exalto

    Educated as historian at the Vrije Universiteit, I received my PhD in early modern religious history. I teach as an assistant professor in the history of education at the VU-Faculty of Behavioral and Movement Sciences. My academic interest is the relationship between religion, education and schooling, and I’ve published on these topics from the Golden Age to the current Bible Belt. I’m also the director of the Comenius Museum and Mausoleum in Naarden.

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    Ab Flipse

    I am university historian of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and I am based in the Cultural History & Religious History research group within the Faculty of Humanities. My research areas include the history of universities in the 19th and 20th centuries (especially the history of the Vrije Universiteit), and the history of science & religion, including the development of the creation/evolution debate and the rise of young-earth creationism in the Netherlands. Having a university-wide position, I also perform functions such as public outreach and advising administrators, faculty, and students on matters dealing with the history of the university.

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