Marie Skłodowska-Curie Post-doc Positions: “Expression of Interest” for hosting Fellows at Huygens ING in the Netherlands

The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands (Huygens ING, invites postdoc fellows to apply together for postdoc funding in the context of the Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual fellowship scheme for EF (European Fellows).

Huygens ING, a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (abbreviated: KNAW,, performs analytical research into Dutch literature, history and the history of knowledge, using innovative digital methods. Through the fundamental, advanced and interdisciplinary investigation of source material, Huygens ING provides new insights in the (long-term) development of the Netherlands, without losing sight of Europe and the rest of the world.
We use advanced digital infrastructure that we largely design, build and manage ourselves with partners in the Netherlands and abroad. An important part of our scholarly production takes the form of high quality editions, data sets and access to historical sources. We publish these in our digital infrastructure, and we are at the forefront of digital innovation in this field.

With our research results (studies, editions and analytic tools) we contribute to the ongoing debate in science, education and society. This means that Huygens ING not only enables the work of fellow researchers from the humanities and the social sciences, but also serves the heritage sector, the education sector, the business world, media, and anyone who needs relevant and reliable knowledge about the history and culture of the Netherlands.

Huygens ING will offer support during the application procedure to candidates who would like to spend their Marie S. Curie fellowship at the Institute. In case of funding through the EU, the postdoc fellow will become employed at Huygens ING for the duration of the project; receiving training and potential opportunities for further continuation of their international scientific career.

European Fellowships are open to researchers of all nationalities. The MSCA mobility rule applies: the researcher must not have lived, worked, or studied in the Netherlands more than 12 months during the 3 years prior to the deadline. The duration of the fellowship is 12 to 24 months and primarily covers the salary of the researcher plus a family allowance for spouses and/or children.
Applicants either hold a PhD degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience at the moment of the deadline.

The Marie S. Curie deadline is 12 September 2018 at 17h.

Interested candidates should send their CV, including the name of their preferred supervisor at the Huygens ING, a list of publications, and a short motivation letter no later than June 15, 2018 to For more information, please contact dr. Daphne Lentjes, Advisor Research Funding at the Huygens ING (

Potential supervisors at the Huygens ING:
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Post-doc Positions at KNAW
Liaison officer: Dr. Daphne Lentjes


Head of department: Prof. Dr. Marjolein ’t Hart (
Areas of interest: The history of state formation in comparative perspective; the history of institutions, in particular the military and finance; social and economic history; early modern history; Dutch history in comparative perspective; European history; Global history.
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Prof. dr. Jan Burgers (
Areas of interest: Medieval writing culture, documents and historiography; Medieval history of Holland.
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Dr. Marc Dierikx (
Areas of interest: Foreign policy and international relations of the Netherlands in the 20th century, including development cooperation; history of technology, in particular in relation to international aviation.
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Dr. Ton van Kalmthout (
Areas of interest: international transfer and circulation of literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, whether or not in translation.
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Dr. Jelle van Lottum (
Areas of interest: The history of international labour migration in Europe, 1600-2000; maritime history with a focus on maritime labour; economic history, in particular in relation to the transfer of human capital; Digital Humanities, with a focus on creating large biographical datasets.
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Dr. Ida Nijenhuis (
Areas of interest: early modern history of political and economic thought; history of early modern knowledge (translations); early modern history of political representation; history of the Dutch States General 1576-1796.
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History of Knowledge

Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Charles van den Heuvel (
Areas of interest: History of the Republic of Letters, Digital Humanities (Spatial Humanities and Historical Networks Research), History of Library and Information Sciences, Simon Stevin, Paul Otlet, History of Fortification and Civil Engineering in the Low Countries of the Early Modern Period.
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Dr. habil. Jan Bloemendal (
Areas of interest: Dynamics between Latin and Vernaculars. Latin literature of the Early Modern Period, Erasmus, theatre, poetry and transnational literature. The role of literature in public debate
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Prof. Dr. Eric Jorink (
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Post-doc Positions at KNAW
Liaison officer: Dr. Daphne Lentjes
Areas of interest: Scientific culture in early modern Europe, including the culture of collecting, the relation between art and science, and the emergence of radical biblical criticism. Newton in the Netherlands, Jan Swammerdam.
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Dr. Irene van Renswoude (
Areas of interest: Textual Culture of Late Antiquity and the Middle ages; rhetoric of free speech, debate and censorship.
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Prof. dr. Mariken Teeuwen (
Areas of interest: Circulation of Knowledge in Marginalia of Medieval Manuscripts, Dialectic in the Middle Ages, Carolingian Scholarship, Scientific Argumentation in the Middle Ages.
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Literary Studies

Head of Department: prof. dr. Karina van Dalen-Oskam (
Areas of interest: computational literary studies, perceptions of literariness and canon formation, stylometry, literary onomastics (name studies).
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Dr. Peter Boot (
Areas of interest: Digital humanities, Online book discussion, Study of literary reception, Textual scholarship, Digital editions.
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Joris van Zundert (
Areas of interest: digital humanities theory, computational analysis of literature, digital/ computational editions.
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