Dr. C.M. (Carolien) Stolte

  • Lecturer
  • Cosmopolis coordinator
  • South Asian History
  • History of Internationalism
  • Independence Movements and Decolonization

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 7308
E-Mail: c.m.stolte@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Institute for History, Algemene Geschiedenis
Office Address: Johan Huizingagebouw
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 2.66b

Research interests

Carolien's research focuses on South Asian intellectual history from a transregional perspective. She is currently interested in histories of internationalism and regionalism during decolonization. In addition, she is managing editor of the journal Itinerario.


Philip Angel’s Deex-Autaers: Vaisnava mythology from manuscript to book market in the context of the Dutch East India Company, c. 1600-1672.  

This book is the fifth volume of the Dutch Sources on South Asia book series published by Manohar in New Delhi.

Cosmopolis: connecting histories, archives and heritages in Asia

Cosmopolis is the common research and education agenda for Colonial and Global History at the Institute for History. A lively community of staff and students, it pursues an interdisciplinary research agenda that explores the transnational and cultural dimensions of intra-Eurasian encounters. It starts from the recognition that political, social-economic, ethnic and religious processes, both in the colonies and the metropolis, were molded by global connections through the highly cosmopolitan middle-ground of Eurasian networks and port-cities. 
Cosmopolis hosts regular seminars, events and excursions in Leiden, as well as an annual conference in Asia. See here for more information about Cosmopolis.

The Cosmopolis Foundation Year, which prepares prospective MA and PhD students from Asia and elsewhere to work with Dutch historical source materials is part of Cosmopolis. See here for more information on application and scholarships.

Last Modified: 10-12-2015