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Ongoing research projects

  • Amsterdam Compacte Stad 1974-2000. De Erfenis van Michael van der Vlis
    Creative Industries NL & EFL foundation grants. Main applicants: Petra Brouwer and Tim Verlaan (2020-2024)
  • The Great Urban Transition: The Rise of Nonfamily Households in Amsterdam and Beyond 
    Fair and Resilient Societs (FRS) seed grant. Main applicant: Tim Verlaan (2022-2023)
  • Coining Roman rule? The Emergence of Coinage as Money in the Roman World
    NWO Veni grant. Main applicant: Marleen Termeer (2019-2023)
  • The Invention of the Refugee in Early Modern Europe (1450-1750)
    NWO Vici grant. Main applicant: Geert Janssen (2019-2024)
    PhD and postdoc projects by Lotte van Hasselt, Hans Wallage, Gerdien Evertse and David de Boer
  • Managing Multi-Level Conflicts in Commercial Cities in Northern Europe (1350-1570)
    NWO Vidi grant. Main applicant: Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz (2018-2023)
    PhD projects by Ester Zoomer, Christian Manger and Alex Collin
  • Virtual Interiors as Interfaces for Big Historical Data Research: Spatially Enhanced Publications of the Creative Industries of the Dutch Golden Age 
    NWO Smart Cultures grant. Main applicants: Charles van den Heuvel and Gabri van Tussenbroek (2018-2022)
  • Healthscaping Urban Europe: Bio-Power, Space and Society, 1200-1500
    ERC Consolidator. Main applicant: Guy Geltner (2017-2022)
  • The Freedom of the Streets. Gender and Urban Space in Europe and Asia (1600-1850)
    NWO Vidi grant. Main applicant: Danielle van den Heuvel (2017-2021)
    PhD projects by Marie Yasunaga, Bob Pierik, Gamze Saygi and Antonia Weiss

Concluded research projects

  • Imagining a Territory. Constructions and Representations of Late Medieval Brabant
    NWO Free competition. Main applicant: Mario Damen (2016-2020)
  • Age of Trust and Cooperation? The Social Fabric of Urban Communities in England, Italy and the Low Countries, c. 1350-1550
    NWO Veni grant. Main applicant: Arie van Steensel (2012-2016)
  • The Franciscans of Mount Zion in Jerusalem and the Representation of the Holy Land (1333-1516) 
    NWO Free competition. Main applicant: Guy Geltner (2012-2016)
  • ​A transnational perspective on informal diplomacy in early seventeenth-century Venice
    NWO Veni grant. Main applicant: Maartje van Gelder (2011-2015)

Ongoing and concluded PhD projects

  • Sean Lewis, The University as the New Asset Class: An analysis of Institutional Property Development, Spatial Transformation and Reinvention (2022-2026)
  • Vany Susanto, Popular Politics and Social Identity in Early Modern Batavia (2021-2025)
  • Wilma van den Brink, The Pleasure Business - Entrepreneurship in Dutch Prostitution, 1850-1911 (2021-2028)
  • Maroesjka Verhagen, Feeding the cityA bird’s-eye view of Amsterdam’s food supply from its hinterlands, c. 1550-1800 (2020-2024)
  • Arjan Nuijten, Urban Challenges, Urban Answers: Drug Policies at the Local Level in the Netherlands Since 1945 (2015-2022)
  • Nathan van Kleij, Beyond the Façade: Town Halls, Publicity, and Urban Society in the Fifteenth-Century Low Countries (2015-2020)
  • Antona Weiss, Crafting Nature, Cultivating Gender: Gender and Urban Nature in Berlin and Amsterdam during the long 18th Century (2018-2023)
  • Sanne Klaver, The social and public life of elite women in Syrian cities under Roman rule during the first three centuries CE (2013-2018)
  • Martje aan de Kerk, Madness and the city. Interactions between the mad, their families and urban society in the Dutch Republic, 1600-1798 (2014-2018)
  • Merel Klein, Tussen burger en bestuur. Briefwisselingen over de stedelijke omgeving in negentiende-eeuws Amsterdam (2008-2013)
  • ​Enno Maessen, Istanbul’s contested imaginings: Beyoğlu’s history and space in the identity politics of sociocultural groups, 1950-2014 (2014-2018)
  • ​Tymen Peverelli, The town as fatherland. The dynamics of urban and national identities in the Netherlands and Belgium, 1815-1914 (2014-2018)
  • Janna Coomans, In Pursuit of a Healthy City: Sanitation and the Common Good in the Late Medieval Low Countries (2013-2018)
  • Frans Camphuijsen, Boundaries of Disorder: the Societal Narratives of Late Medieval Urban Law Courts (2011-2016)
  • Valentina Covaci, The Franciscans of Mount Zion in Jerusalem and the Representation of the Holy Land (1333-1516): The Power of Rituals (2012-2016)
  • Rianne Hermans, The Integration of Latin cults in Roman Religion: Memory, Cult Practice and the Construction of Religious Identity (2011-2015)
  • Anna Sparreboom, Venationes (Staged Animal Fights) in Roman African Cities (0-400 AD) (2011-2015)
  • Tim Verlaan, The Future of the Dutch Inner City (1960-1978) (2011-2015)