Prof. dr. J. (Judith) Pollmann
- Professor of Early Modern Dutch History
- Early modern Netherlands
- The Dutch Revolt
- Reformation and Counter-Reformation in Europe
- Early modern memory
- News and public opinion
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|Faculty / Department:||Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Institute for History, Vaderlandse Geschiedenis|
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 1.05
In the most general sense Judith Pollmann’s work concerns the question how people and societies in the past negotiated change. This has resulted in work on early modern identity formation, the history of the early modern Netherlands and the Dutch Revolt; the Reformation and Counter-Reformation in Europe and the social history of religion; the history of early modern memory, news and public opinion. Much of her work is based on the study of chronicles, diaries, and other personal records.
Judith Pollmann studied history at the University of Amsterdam and Renaissance Studies at the Warburg Institute in London. In 1998 she was awarded her doctorate at the University of Amsterdam for a study of the religious development of the diarist and humanist Arnoldus Buchelius (1565-1641). From 1995-2005 she taught early modern European history at Somerville College and the University of Oxford. She came to Leiden in 2005, and currently holds a personal chair in Early Modern Dutch History. From 2008-2013 Judith Pollmann was director of the NWO VICI research project Tales of the Revolt. Memory, oblivion and identity in the Low Countries, 1566-1700. A new NWO project, The persistence of civic identities in the Netherlands, 1747-1848, was developed in collaboration with Prof. Henk te Velde and is due to commence in 2015. She is a member of the editorial board of Past and Present.
‘Schuilen onder de vleugels van Oranje. Over de wortels van het orangisme, 1600-1618’ in H. te Velde en D. Haks (red.) In Oranje onder. Populair orangisme van Willem van Oranje tot nu. Amsterdam: Prometheus-Bert Bakker 2014, 27-45.
Catholic identity and the Revolt of the Netherlands, 1520-1635. Past and Present Book Series (Oxford University Press, Oxford 2011).
In the context of VICI project Tales of the Revolt, Judith Pollmann is currently completing a book provisionally titled Early modern memory.Practicing the past in Europe, 1500-1800. More information on this, and the VICI project generally, can be found at Early Modern Memory online.
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