Sac à Main Type 2, Theo van Doesburg

Chair in Dutch History

Research into the History of the Low Countries – including the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg – is pursued at UCL by:

Professor of Dutch History, who has published widely on the religious history of the Low Countries and of early modern Europe generally in the 16th-18th centuries. He works especially on issues of religious conflict and toleration, and has recently been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship a project: project 'Cunegonde's Kidnapping: Religious Encounters in an Early Modern Borderland.  He has also been awarded a Fellowship by the Guggenheim Foundation.

A Senior Lecturer in history of art, who specialises in 17th century Dutch painting.

A Lecturer in modern Low Countries history and society,  who specialises in the history of Belgium in the early twentieth century, and cultural relations between Germany and the Low Countries in the modern era.

  • Two PhD students in UCL History:

Guido van Meersbergen, who is writing a dissertation comparing the ethnographic discourses of the Dutch and English East India Companies regarding the peoples and states of the Indian subcontinent.

Jaap Geraerts, who is writing a dissertation on the Catholic nobility of Utrecht and their contribution to the survival of Catholicism in the Dutch Republic.

Jane Fenoulhet works both in literary and cultural history. Research interests include Women’s writing, Literary history, Disciplinary history. Currently she is researching the life and work of the Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom. She is also interested in the effects of mobilities on language learners.

Professor of Dutch and Comparative Literature, Theo Hermans works in translation studies and in modern and Renaissance Dutch literature. 

  • Two PhD students in UCL Dutch:

Stefanie van Gemert, whose research focuses on ‘nostalgia’ in both literature ‘on the threshold of colonial and post-colonial’, and in reviews and adaptations of post/colonial works in the British and Dutch cultural fields.

Gail Zuckerwise, who is investigating the cultural representations of Amsterdam's red light district.