Short CV/Education and training

  • 2003
    Bachelor of Arts at University College Utrecht (NL)

  • 2004
    Master of Arts in European Studies at Catholic University Leuven (BE)

  • 2005
    Master of Arts in History at the University of Amsterdam (NL)

  • 2005 – 2009
    doctoral candidate at the European University Institute, Florence (I)

  • 2007
    visiting student at York University (UK)

  • 2009 – 2012
    postdoctoral research fellow at Bielefeld University (DE)

  • 2011
    visiting scholar at the Minda de Ginzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University (USA)

  • 2013
    visiting scholar at KADOC Leuven (BE)

  • Since 2013
    head of the Emmy Noether research group "Battles over Belief: Religion and Violence in Catholic Europe, 1848-1914", based at the Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz (DE)

Selected publications

  • "Catholic and Breton Forever": Violence and the visual in early-twentieth century France, in: Writing oolitical history today, eds. Ingrid Gilcher-Holtey, Heinz-Gerhard Haupt & Willibald Steinmetz (Frankfurt am Main 2013) 259-290.

  • Il culto degli italiani illustri nella Roma pre-risorgimentale, in: Memoria & Ricerca 45:1 (2014) 127-155.

  • Public pantheons in Revolutionary Europe. Comparing cultures of remembrance, c. 1790-1840 (Basingstoke 2012).

  • Voorbeelden voor het volk? Heldenverering in Groot-Brittannië en Italië, in: Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis 124:2 (2012), 89-102.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Religion and violence in Catholic Europe, 1848-1914 (principal investigator)

  • Violence and the clerical-liberal conflict in Bavaria, Brittany and Flanders: 1848-1914 (personal project)

  • A history of blasphemy in Europe since 1500 (school project)

  • Public pantheons in Revolutionary Europe, c. 1790-1840 (dissertation project)


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