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Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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I am a historian working on the cultural and intellectual history of the modern Middle East. I am broadly interested in modern Arab intellectual history, historiography, and Arabic literature. My disseration, lying at the intersection of Middle Eastern... lees meer
L.E. (Lucia) Admiraal, PhD
Contact
l.e.admiraal rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
Dead Sea Scrolls; Ancient History of the Near East; Ancient Judaism
dr. A.W. (Ayhan) Aksu
Contact
a.w.aksu rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral Researcher
Field / Discipline
Museum Studies, Heritage
A.Z. (Ahmad Zuhdi) Allam, MA
Contact
a.z.allam rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Dutch language history; Early Modern History; History of Ostfriesland; Church History; German Literature; Speculative & Science Fiction; the Interwar Period.
G.W.M. (Gijs) Altena, MA
Contact
g.w.m.altena rug.nl
Function
PhD student
I am working on the history of education. Important research topics are: development of secondary education (especially, h.b.s., gymnasium, m.m.s., Law of Secondary Education 1963); equal opportunities (Dutch experiments with comprehensive education in... read more
prof. dr. H.T.A. (Hilda) Amsing
Contact
h.t.a.amsing rug.nl
+31 50 36 36498
Function
Professor in the History of Dutch Education (Aletta Jacobs Chair), vice-dean of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
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Contact
b.annan rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Relationships between history, ethics and human rights; censorship and abuse of history; history and philosophy of history
prof. dr. A.H.M. (Antoon) de Baets
Contact
a.h.m.de.baets rug.nl
Function
Emeritus Professor of History, Ethics and Human Rights, University of Groningen (the Netherlands)
Field / Discipline
A.F. (Arjen) Bakker, PhD
Contact
a.f.bakker rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Hebrew Bible and Ancient Judaism
Key research themes are the growth and differentiation of medico-pedagogical care for children (school health care, youth mental health care, special education etc.) and the... read more
dr. P.C.M. (Nelleke) Bakker
Contact
p.c.m.bakker rug.nl
+31 50 36 36489
Function
UHD - associate professor
social, economic and institutional history of the Late Middle Ages; regional history (especially Groningen, Overijssel and Guelders)
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j.f.benders rug.nl
Function
university lecturer
Field / Discipline
Early Modern History, Dutch East India Company (VOC), History of Paper
F. (Frank) Birkenholz, MA
Contact
f.birkenholz rug.nl
Function
PhD Candidate - Lecturer
Field / Discipline
History and archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean, especially in the Hellenistic and Roman periods; Roman Athens; Greek and Latin epigraphy; euergetism and honorific monuments; the history of emotions in the Greek and Roman worlds; early travelers to... read more
G.P. (Gavin) Blasdel, Dr
Contact
g.p.blasdel rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral Researcher
Field / Discipline
Information- & collectionspecialist history
Pure support & Hora Finita support
drs. T. (Tom) Blikslager
Contact
t.blikslager rug.nl
Function
Library Liaison Medieval & Early Modern History
Field / Discipline
Humanitarian Interventions and Peacekeeping, Armed Conflict, International Development, Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (esp. diamonds and gold), African Politics and Security
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Contact
s.j.n.van.bockstael rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Globalisation Studies and Humanitarian Action
E.W. (Elke) Boers, MA MSc
Contact
e.w.boers rug.nl
Function
PhD Student
Field / Discipline
Political History, Gender History, (the history of) Women in the Military, Gender and War, Civil-military Relations, Security Studies.
K. (Kim) Bootsma
Contact
k.bootsma rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
The history of science/scientific biography; the history of political culture / citizenship; women's and gender history; history of international women's movements; (auto)biography and life writing.
prof. dr. C.W. (Mineke) Bosch
Contact
mineke.bosch rug.nl
Function
Professor of Modern History
Early modern history, religious history, France, transitional justice, memory studies
S.J.C. (Sherilyn) Bouyer, MA
Contact
s.j.c.bouyer rug.nl
Function
PhD candidate
Field / Discipline
Greek, Roman, Early Christian and Contemporary Religion; History of Scholarship
prof. dr. J.N. (Jan) - Bremmer
Contact
j.n.bremmer rug.nl
+31 50 526 2503
Function
Emeritus Professor of Science of Religion and Comparative Religious Studies
Field / Discipline
Economic and Social History
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Contact
d.t.broersma rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
Field / Discipline
- Eighteenth-century culture and French Revolution
- Napoleonic Age
- History of Politics and Administration
- History of Emotions
- Cultural history of Catholicism
- History of reading
F. (Francesco) Buscemi, PhD
Contact
f.buscemi rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
Contemporary History
Military History
prof. dr. A. (Arthur) ten Cate
Contact
a.ten.cate rug.nl
Function
Professor of Military History
Field / Discipline
Late Hellenistic Asia Minor; Greco-Roman Relationship; International Relations in Ancient World; Civic and Diplomatic Activities of Greek Poleis
D. (Dapeng) Chen, MA
Contact
michael.chen rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Medieval History; History of Reading in Premodern Europe; European Culture and Literature in the Middle Ages
S. (Sabrina) Corbellini, Prof
Contact
s.corbellini rug.nl
Function
Professor "History of Reading in Premodern Europe"
My teaching and research are situated at the intersection of modern political and social history and the social sciences. 

*Political, social, and urban history of modern and contemporary (Western) Europe
*History of democratic innovation and change  
*Hist...
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dr. S. (Stefan) Couperus
Contact
s.couperus rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
Modern History; History of Science
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Contact
w.d.daling rug.nl
+31 50 36 35797
Function
Lecturer
Field / Discipline
Socio-economic history of Roman Empire. Ancient economic inequality. Roman slavery. Roman urbanisation. Mass violence and genocide in Roman warfare. Military logistics in the Late Roman Republic.
dr. ir. B. (Bart) Danon
Contact
b.danon rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of Ancient History
Field / Discipline
Early modern Dutch textual culture; language criticism and language philosophy; digital humanities
dr. L.A. (Lucas) van der Deijl
Contact
l.a.van.der.deijl rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Jeroen J.H. Dekker is Honorary Professor (from 1991 to 2019 Full Professor) of History and Theory of Education at the University of Groningen. Before, he was Senior Lecturer in History and Head of the History Department at the University of Maastricht, and... lees meer
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Contact
j.j.h.dekker rug.nl
+31 50 36 36497
Function
Professor of History and Philosophy of Education
I am an Ancient Historian and Classical Archaeologist currently teaching for the University of Groningen. My work focuses on public space, public life, and statues and monuments in Hellenistic and Roman Greece and in the ancient world more broadly. I... read more
C.P. (Chris) Dickenson, PhD
Contact
chris.dickenson rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Death, funerary ritual and commemoration in the Greco-Roman world
dr. T.M. (Tamara) Dijkstra
Contact
t.m.dijkstra rug.nl
+31 50 36 37682
Function
Postdoctoral researcher
Field / Discipline
African studies, international relations and development studies, cultural heritage, non-western history, history of European expansion, history of Dutch foreign policy (colonial policy, development policy)
dr. M.R. (Michel) Doortmont
Contact
m.r.doortmont rug.nl
+31 50 36 36002
Function
Reader in International Relations and African Studies (with ius promovendi)
Middle English, late medieval English politics and literature, manuscript studies, palaeograpy and codicology
dr. A.A. (Aline) Douma
Contact
a.a.douma rug.nl
Function
Lecturer, Programme coordinator GSH
Late Antiquity, Culture of leadership in the late Roman Empire, Christianization of the Roman Empire, Late-antique historiography (Ammianus Marcellinus), Latin panegyrics
dr. J.W. (Jan Willem) Drijvers
Contact
j.w.drijvers rug.nl
+31 50 36 38189
Function
Associate Professor/Reader in Ancient History
Field / Discipline
Social-economic History, Europe since 1750, European Regional Development. The Netherlands and its regions, Historical Network Analysis, Public History.
prof. dr. M.G.J. (Maarten G J) Duijvendak
Contact
m.g.j.duijvendak rug.nl
+31 50 36 35994
Function
Professor emeritus of Economic, Social & Regional History
Cultural History, Intellectual History, South Asian Studies, History of British India, Modern German History, Cultural Studies
A. (Arnab) Dutta, MA
Contact
a.dutta rug.nl
Function
Lecturer of European Politics and Society
Field / Discipline
Currently I am working on my thesis, a cultural family biography of the Groningen-based Scholten family (1840-1970). My other research interests are modern Dutch history (pre-1940), history of social and socialist movements and gender history.
M.H. (Marieke) Dwarswaard, MA
Contact
m.h.dwarswaard rug.nl
Function
PhD
Field / Discipline
Martijn Eickhoff is specialized in the history, cultural dimensions and afterlife of war, mass violence and regime changes in Asia and Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries, with a special focus on their spatial, material and transnational aspects.... read more
prof. dr. M. (Martijn) Eickhoff
Contact
m.eickhoff rug.nl
Function
Professor by Special Appointment in Archaeology and Heritage of War and Mass Violence, om behalf of KNAW/NIOD
Field / Discipline
History of political thought; history of professional mobility in pre-modern Islamic societies; cross-cultural contacts in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Crusades. 
M. (Mohamad) El-Merheb, PhD
Contact
m.el-merheb rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of Medieval History
Field / Discipline
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Contact
a.erdogan rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Early Modern Borders, Migration and Religion
R.M. Esser, Prof
Contact
r.m.esser rug.nl
Function
Professor of Early Modern History
Field / Discipline
John Exalto (PhD Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 2005) works in the field of the history of education. His research focuses on the relations between identity, religion, and education. At the moment, he is working on Jan Amos Comenius (his ideas and... read more
dr. J. (John) Exalto
Contact
j.exalto rug.nl
Function
assistant professor theory and history of education
Historical archaeology, Heritage and Political Regime
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Contact
a.fajri rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Historical and Contemporary China-Middle East Relations, especially Iran-China Relations; History of Iran; History of China; Cold War History
W.A. (William) Figueroa, Dr
Contact
w.a.figueroa rug.nl
Function
K.A. (Kim) Fowler, PhD
Contact
k.a.fowler rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of New Testament
Field / Discipline
D.W. (Daniel) Franken, PhD
Contact
d.w.franken rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Economic and Social History
dr. B.P.A. (Ben) Gales
Contact
b.p.a.gales rug.nl
+31 50 36 33739
Function
Lecturer
Field / Discipline
W.A. (Wiek) van Gemert, MA MSc
Contact
w.a.van.gemert rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Research
Mediaeval History; Cultural and Religious History; Human-Animal Studies; Critical Animal Studies; Posthumanism; Cultural Heritage; Mediaevalisms in Games

Public Engagement
Design of the educational board game, Monstrum.

Education

Coordination...
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S. (Sven) Gins, MA
Contact
s.gins rug.nl
+31 50 36 37318
Function
PhD Researcher / Dutch Studies Coordinator
As a researcher, my primary interest is the modern history of Jewish communities in the Islamic world and their responses to modernity. From a methodological standpoint I consider myself a historian, and as such the majority of my research is based on... read more
S.R. (Sasha) Goldstein, PhD
Contact
s.r.goldstein rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
Van Haaften is a historian interested in the question how higher educational institutes, as nodes in a transnational network of knowledge institutes, have transformed societies. His research has a strong focus on South Asia. He has published in academic... read more
dr. L.W. (Lourens) van Haaften
Contact
l.w.van.haaften rug.nl
Function
Assistant professor
Boris van Haastrecht is historicus en politicoloog. Zijn belangstelling gaat uit naar politieke geschiedenis en democratiseringsprocessen in de moderne tijd. In 2020 voltooide hij de research master Geschiedenis aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Sinds 1... lees meer
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Contact
b.van.haastrecht rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
History and Theory of European co-operation and integration; Dutch foreign policy; China-EU relations
prof. dr. J. (Jan) van der Harst
Contact
j.van.der.harst rug.nl
+31 50 36 36015
Function
Professor of European Integration
Field / Discipline
Science & communication, project management, historical projects, job market orientation for students, bridging the educational gap between high school and university
V. (Vincent) Hazelhoff, MA
Contact
v.hazelhoff rug.nl
+31 50 36 37370
Function
Coordinator Alfasteunpunt (Pre-university Academy), Coordinator Science Shop Language, Culture and Communication
Field / Discipline
E. (Ediz) Hazir, MA
Contact
e.hazir rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
History of the Middle Ages
dr. K.J. (Karl) Heidecker
Contact
k.j.heidecker rug.nl
Function
Senior Lecturer
Field / Discipline
Historical anthropology; medieval and cultural history; methods and theory; history of ideas, esp. the French intellectual tradition; the relationship between religion and the academic discourse; the relationship between texts and images.

dr. B.S. (Babette) Hellemans
Contact
b.s.hellemans rug.nl
+31 50 36 36035
Function
lecturer
Spatial restructuring and revitalisation of rural and urban regions, especially in the provinces of Groningen and Friesland on behalf of the Abe Bonnema Foundation.
prof. dr. J.J.M. (Zef) Hemel
Contact
j.j.m.hemel rug.nl
Function
professor by special appointment
Field / Discipline
Contemporary History.
Migration, policies of inclusion and exclusion, the construction of national identities, transnational and transcultural networks, memory studies, oral history and life writing. Regions: the Netherlands, Germany and South Africa
dr. B. (Barbara) Henkes
Contact
b.henkes rug.nl
Function
Senior Lecturer/ass. prof.
Field / Discipline
social and demographic history, history of health and medicine, comparative history, and oral history. In particular, the history of gender, sexuality, and reproduction; the history of population decline and depopulation; the history of social welfare and... read more
Y.O. (Yuliya) Hilevych, PhD
Contact
y.o.hilevych rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Political History, American History, Dutch History, Regional History, Gender History, History of Emotions
dr. W.J. (Hanneke) Hoekstra
Contact
w.j.hoekstra rug.nl
+31 50 36 35970
Function
Lecturer and Researcher
Field / Discipline
Early modern history; history of sexuality, gender and the body; history of science, medical humanities; cultural and medical heritage, human remains, history of (anatomical) collections.
dr. K.E. (Karen) Hollewand
Contact
k.e.hollewand rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Cultural Heritage, Identity, and Early Modern History
Archaeology
Archaeobotany
Early Modern History
Dutch Culinary History
M.M.A. (Merit) Hondelink, MA
Contact
m.m.a.hondelink rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Contemporary History;Central and East European History/The Balkans; Security and Reconstruction
dr. S. (Sipke) de Hoop
Contact
s.de.hoop rug.nl
Function
Senior University Lecturer in Contemporary History
Field / Discipline
- history of archaic and classical Greece
- ancient religion
- divination
- Athenian law and rhetoric
- Greek epigraphy
- cultural history
R. (Rebecca) Van Hove, Dr
Contact
r.van.hove rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of Ancient History
Field / Discipline
Citizenship education, use of AR/VR in education, (student) teachers' professional development, teaching and learning of social studies, educational assessment. 
dr. T.D. (Tim) Huijgen
Contact
t.d.huijgen rug.nl
+31 50 36 39195
Function
Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education (UD1)
Research interests:
Ancient Judaism in its Formative Phase
The (Political) History of Egypt during the Achaemenid Period
The (Political) History of Egypt during the Ptolemaic Period
Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian (Matrimonial) Law
Administration in Egypt...
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dr. R.N. (Ruwan) van der Iest
Contact
r.n.van.der.iest rug.nl
Function
Lecturer Koinè and New Testament Greek
Field / Discipline
Cultural History of the Middle Ages; Liturgy and Ritual; Manuscript Studies. Areas of Specialization: Medieval Liturgy (History, Theology, Practice); Codicology; the Distichs of Cato. Areas of Competence: Material Culture Theory; Critical Heritage Studies;... lees meer
A.J.M. (Andrew) Irving, Dr
Contact
a.j.m.irving rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of Religion and Heritage
19th century Ottoman-American Relations, History of the ABCFM
B.D. (Brandon D.) Johnson
Contact
b.d.johnson rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
In Education: 
- Course & Programme (re)design
- Inclusive Education
- Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

In History:
- Colonialism
- War Studies
- Modern British History
I.E. (Iain) Johnston-White, PhD
Contact
i.e.johnston-white rug.nl
Function
Education Advisor for Team Educational Design and Development (TEDD)
History of religion & politics; history of Europe in the twentieth century, especially France; human rights; modern & contemporary Christianity, especially dissident forms of Catholicism and Protestantism; history of warfare and war atrocities;... read more
R.M. (Rachel) Johnston-White, PhD
Contact
r.m.johnston-white rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of Contemporary History
Economic and Social History, Long Term Economic Growth and Development
prof. dr. H.J. (Herman) de Jong
Contact
h.j.de.jong rug.nl
+31 50 36 33737
Function
Professor of Economic History
Modern history and international relations  of East Asia ( in particular related to Japan); history and historiography of colonialism, imperialism and globalisation; European political culture and political history ( 19th-21st century) with special... read more
prof. dr. J. (Janny) de Jong
Contact
janny.de.jong rug.nl
+31 50 36 36021
Function
Endowed Professor Europe-East Asia Relations, with a focus on Japan; Director Center for Japan Studies
Field / Discipline
Roman Social and Economic History
dr. W.M. (Willem M) Jongman
Contact
w.m.jongman rug.nl
Function
Reader
Field / Discipline
Dr Seyfeddin Kara is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Origins at the University of Groningen. He holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Durham. Dr Kara’s academic journey includes a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellowship, with research... read more
S. (Seyfeddin) Kara, PhD
Contact
s.kara rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of Islamic Origins
Field / Discipline
early modern history, history of (anatomical) collections, cultural history of the body, Dutch medicine in the Enlightenment, History of alchemy and chemistry, medical humanities
prof. dr. H.G. (Rina) Knoeff
Contact
h.g.knoeff rug.nl
+31 50 36 38931
Function
Aletta Jacobs Chair of Health and Humanities
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Contact
j.s.a.m.van.koningsbrugge rug.nl
Function
Senior Lecturer
Field / Discipline
History of politics and media in early modern Europe
dr. J.W. (Joop W.) Koopmans
Contact
j.w.koopmans rug.nl
+31 50 36 34927
Function
Associate Professor Early Modern History (with ius promovendi)
Field / Discipline
Contemporary history of Russia, Contemporary history of Ukraine, Contemporary history of Poland
dr. N.A. (Nicolaas) Kraft van Ermel-Nijland
Contact
n.a.kraft.van.ermel rug.nl
Function
Instructor Dept. of History, Staff Member Groningen Institute for Central and Eastern-European Studies
Field / Discipline
Comparative history of country houses and estates in the Netherlands and Europe; Anthropology of Religion; Historical Anthropology; History and Anthropology of Elites.
prof. dr. Y.B. (Yme) Kuiper
Contact
y.b.kuiper rug.nl
Function
Emeritus Professor Faculty of Arts; endowed chair (Stichting Van der Wyck-de Kempenaer) Historic Country Houses and Estates; Emeritus Professor (endowed chair: Stichting Groninger Universiteitsfonds) Anthropology of Religion and Historical Anthropology
Field / Discipline
dr. P.M. (Paul Michael) Kurtz
Contact
p.m.kurtz rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Early modern history; Intellectual history; Muslim-Christian relations
N. (Nynke) van Leeuwen, MA
Contact
n.van.leeuwen rug.nl
Function
PhD Researcher
Field / Discipline
History and politics
Culture, memory, identity, and heritage
Central and Eastern Europe, especially Western Balkans/the former Yugoslavia
Language and literature, film and media
J.W. (James) Leigh, MA
Contact
j.w.leigh rug.nl
+31 50 36 35393
Function
Lecturer & PhD student - MA Euroculture
Early Modern Low Countries; Transregional History; Historical Humour Studies; 
M. (Meggy) Lennaerts, MA
Contact
m.lennaerts rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
history of psychiatry; history of global health; history of medicine in Modern China
J. (Windson) Lin, MSc
Contact
windson.lin rug.nl
Function
Early modern history, religious history, France, Low Countries, religious conflict, memory studies, transitional justice
dr. D.C. (David) van der Linden
Contact
d.c.van.der.linden rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of Early Modern History
Field / Discipline
Dr. Joshua J. Little is a Research Fellow at the Department of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Origins at the University of Groningen. He received an MPhil in Islamic Studies & History and a DPhil in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies from the University of... read more
J.J. Little
Contact
j.j.little rug.nl
Function
Research Fellow
Field / Discipline
- Early Modern Geopolitical Epistemologies (esp. the XVIC Hispanic Empire)
- Historical Epistemology and International Relations
- The Politics of Global Connectivities
- Geopolitics and Connectivity
- Mapping, critical cartography, and spatial...
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L.E. (Luis) Lobo-Guerrero, Prof
Contact
l.e.lobo-guerrero rug.nl
Function
Professor of History and Theory of International Relations, Head of Department
Modern political history
Russia and the former Soviet Union
Authoritarian regimes
Political-economic institutions
T.A. (Tim) van der Maarel, MA
Contact
t.a.van.der.maarel rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Politics and memory; Architecture and heritage; Modern and contemporary Italy; Fascism and post-fascism
H.O. (Hannah) Malone, PhD
Contact
h.o.malone rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor in Contemporary History
Field / Discipline
Coloniality/Decolonialism
Latino politics
Texas history, culture and politics
Religion in American culture and politics
The U.S.-Mexico borderlands
Mexican American history, politics and culture
U.S. Catholic history
U.S.-Mexico relations
A.M. (Anne) Martinez, Dr
Contact
a.m.martinez rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor, American Political Theory and Culture (tenured)
My research expertise and interests include: the history and theory of architectural heritage preservation; construction history; nature-culture interlinkages and the relationship between architectural and landscape heritage in the historical evolution of... read more
F. (Federica) Marulo, Dr
Contact
f.marulo rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Cultural Heritage and Identity: Material and Intangible Heritage
Eastern Roman Empire, Provincial administration, Hellenistic-Roman Judaea (society and life), Hasmonean Revolt and Rule, Jewish Wars against Rome, Judaean expatriate communities (Diaspora), works of Flavius Josephus, ancient historiography and rhetoric, Jewish-Christian (and -Roman) relations to the emperor Julian.
prof. dr. S.N. (Steve) Mason
Contact
s.mason rug.nl
Function
Em. Distinguished Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Religions and Cultures
Field / Discipline
Koloniale geschiedenis, historische beeldvorming, historische cultuur.
drs. N.J.A. (Niels) Mathijssen
Contact
n.j.a.mathijssen rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Political, social and cultural history of 20th century France and Spain; history, politics and theory of the (European) Left; French and Spanish politics; French and Spanish culture; political theory, particularly ideas regarding violence and non-violence.
H.M. (Hugh) McDonnell, PhD
Contact
h.m.mcdonnell rug.nl
Function
As a PhD Student and Teaching & Research Staff member at the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, my academic journey is deeply rooted in history, anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. My PhD research, titled "Ottoman Arab Migrations to Latin... read more
J.R. (José Rafael) Medeiros Coelho, MA
Contact
j.r.medeiros.coelho rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
As a historian I am specialised in (post)colonial Dutch-Indonesian relations. As International Relations assistent professor my main subject is Asia and especially East Asia/China. 
dr. J.F. (Hans) Meijer
Contact
j.f.meijer rug.nl
Function
Assistant professor / senior researcher
Field / Discipline
History of Brazil and Latin America, Intellectual and Cultural History, History of the Social Sciences
I.W. (Ian) Merkel, PhD
Contact
i.w.merkel rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies
Social, Political, and Environmental History of Modern Europe.  Particular interest in transnational history, and social movements.
S.H. (Stephen) Milder, PhD
Contact
s.h.milder rug.nl
+31 50 36 36023
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
The History of Environmental Law. Environmental History, Political History, Legal History, Conflict Resolution, Autonomy Studies, Water Security, Environmental Humanities.
B.N. (Benhilda) Mlambo
Contact
b.n.mlambo rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Past, present and future of regional development
prof. dr. A.M. (Marijn) Molema
Contact
a.m.molema rug.nl
Function
Professor (by special appointment) Regional Vitality & Dynamics on behalf of Planbureau Fryslân
Field / Discipline
History of Nineteenth- & Twentieth-century German and Dutch Theology and Religious Studies; Ernst Troeltsch (1865-1923); History of Liberal Protestantism; Religion & Society; Material Christianity; Religion in the Public Domain
prof. dr. A.L. (Arie) Molendijk
Contact
a.l.molendijk rug.nl
+31 50 36 35580
Function
Professor of the History of Christianity; Professor of the Philosophy of Religion
Field / Discipline
Indian Studies, Textual Studies, Performance and Ritual in South Asia
E. (Elena) Mucciarelli, Dr
Contact
e.mucciarelli rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor for Hinduism in the Sanskrit Tradition - Gonda Lecturer
Middle East
Conflicts, terrorism, jihadism
Religion and violence
Media and propaganda
dr. P.G.T. (Pieter) Nanninga
Contact
p.g.t.nanninga rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Middle Eastern Studies
Field / Discipline
History of Philosophy, in particular philosophy of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Early Modern Times
prof. dr. L.W. (Lodi) Nauta
Contact
l.w.nauta rug.nl
+31 50 36 36946
Function
Professor in the History of Philosophy
Field / Discipline
Hagiography; History of Christian knowledge (1300-1725); History of Christian spirituality and mysticism; Catholic Reformation.
G.J. (Gooitske) Nijboer
Contact
g.j.nijboer rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Political, Cultural and Social History of the Greek city in the Hellenistic and Roman periods;  Sport history, Greek Festivals, Epigraphy, Citizenship, Funerary culture .
prof. dr. O.M. (Onno) van Nijf
Contact
o.m.van.nijf rug.nl
+31 50 36 36968
Function
Professor of Ancient History
Field / Discipline
Art History, Material Culture, Materials and Techniques of Art, Technical Art History, Conservation, Art and the Environment, Early Modern Art, Early Modern Venice, Renaissance and Baroque Italy
C.M. (Cleo) Nisse
Contact
c.m.nisse rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor for Early Modern European Art
Modern history, cultural history, history of science and university
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Contact
j.e.noordhof-hoorn rug.nl
Function
Programmamaker Studium Generale Groningen
Field / Discipline
Rhetoric, United States history (1750-1900), Presidential Rhetoric, United States Constitution and American government
dr. J. Olthof
Contact
jelte.olthof rug.nl
+31 6 2540 0835
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
Roman (Social) History, Funerary Epigraphy, Sicily, Identity
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Contact
j.oomen rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Economic and Social History, Economics, Regional History, Demography,
dr. R.F.J. (Richard) Paping
Contact
r.f.j.paping rug.nl
Function
Associate professor (with ius promovendi)
Roman Imperialism and Colonialism, Roman Republic, Roman Rural History, Hellenistic Italy, History of Ideas, Landscape archaeology
dr. J. (Jeremia) Pelgrom
Contact
j.pelgrom rug.nl
+31 50 36 36247
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
African history (particularly Zambia, South Africa, and Nigeria); environmental history; social history; oral history. I study the environmental history of mining and oil drilling in Africa. My aim is to explain why people respond differently to severe... read more
I. (Iva) Pesa, PhD
Contact
i.pesa rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Contemporary History
Modern History - Philosophy of History - Learning histories- Rhetoric
dr. R.G.P. (Rik) Peters
Contact
r.g.p.peters rug.nl
+31 6 5344 8931
Function
Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
European Sport and Movement Cultures (1400-1600); History of Embodied Technique; History of Science; Experimental History
M. Pietersma, MA
Contact
m.pietersma rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Modern Jewish History of The Netherlands; Modern Jewish History of Central and Eastern Europe; Modern Political and Cultural History of Central and Eastern Europe; Modern History of the Habsburg Empire; Modern History of The Netherlands; Modern History of... read more
dr. S. (Stefan) van der Poel
Contact
s.van.der.poel rug.nl
+31 6 3198 4136
Function
Assistant professor
Field / Discipline
Hebrew Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, Artificial Intelligence and palaeography, Judaism in the Graeco-Roman period, archaeology, ancient sciences, astrology, physiognomics and magic

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prof. dr. M. (Mladen) Popovic
Contact
m.popovic rug.nl
Function
Dean of the Faculty of Religion, Culture and Society
drs. M.A. (Mark) Raat, MA
Contact
m.a.raat rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
History and Theory of Biography; History and Theory of Journalism; Literary history; World War II; book and publishinghouse history; Avant Garde in the Interbellum and Theo van Doesburg,
prof. dr. J.W. (Hans) Renders
Contact
j.w.renders rug.nl
+31 50 36 35816
Function
Professor History and Theory of Biography
Field / Discipline
History of Labor and Technology; history of capitalism; US history; intellectual history.
J.Z. (Jason) Resnikoff, PhD
Contact
j.z.resnikoff rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of Contemporary History
Medieval and early modern material culture and religion; Otherness, racism and minorities in art; human mobility and violence in art, Dutch and Spanish colonialisms and global art history; Iberian-Asian art exchanges, Dutch-Spanish & Latin American art... read more
J. Rodríguez Viejo, Dr
Contact
j.rodriguez.viejo rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor, History of Art & Material Culture
The cultural history and musealisation of the country house, the castle and the estate
Demolition of historical architecture

For my publications,  see my CV
prof. dr. H. (Hanneke) Ronnes
Contact
h.ronnes rug.nl
Function
Bijzondere leerstoel Historische buitenplaatsen en landgoederen (Stichting Van der Wyck-De Kempenaer)
Field / Discipline
As a trained historian of art and culture, I am currently engaged in research that delves into the interconnected realms of cultural heritage, gender studies, and historiography.

Having gained an experience across the landscapes of Italy, Czechia, and the...
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S. (Sabina) Rosenbergová, PhD
Contact
s.rosenbergova rug.nl
Function
Lecturer at Campus Fryslan / Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher in Center for Religion and Heritage
I am a historian of the Modern Middle East. My research and teaching interests include Christian Arab communities of and in the Middle East Middle East, a relational cultural and social history of Ottoman and Mandate Palestine, and minorities in/ diaspora... read more
K.M.J. (Karène) Sanchez-Summerer, Prof
Contact
karene.sanchez rug.nl
Function
Professor and Chair Middle Eastern studies
Field / Discipline
prof. dr. C.G. (Catrien) Santing
Contact
c.g.santing rug.nl
+31 50 36 36117
Function
Professor of Medieval History
Politics and religion, with a particular focus on Sunni politics and political opposition in Iraq and Egypt.  My current research project (2023-2024), funded by an NWO Open Competitie SGW XS grant, focuses on the reconstruction of the Iraqi city of Mosul... read more
dr. K.M. (Kiki) Santing
Contact
k.m.santing rug.nl
+31 50 36 35820
Function
Assistant Professor Middle Eastern Studies
G. (Gamze) Saygi-Woering, Dr
Contact
g.saygi rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral researcher
Field / Discipline
Medieval History; Financial, Social and Economic History of Middle Ages and Early Modern Times; Local and Regional History of the Northern and Eastern Netherlands and neighbouring German territories; Palaeography and codicology
dr. R.W.M. (Remi) van Schaik
Contact
r.w.m.van.schaik rug.nl
+31 50 36 38986
Function
Senior Lecturer (1995-2015)
Field / Discipline
Ancient history; Graeco-Roman Religion; Asklepios
P. Schievink, MA
Contact
p.schievink rug.nl
Function
PhD-Candidate
Field / Discipline
Moroccan Jewish History and Migration
R. (Roy Orel) Shukrun
Contact
r.shukrun rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Early Modern South Asia; Early Modern Global History; History of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in India and Asia; Indian Ocean Port Cities and Trading Communities; Social History of Knowledge; SondToll Registers Online
A. (Anjana) Singh, Dr
Contact
anjana.singh rug.nl
+31 50 36 35914
Function
Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer)
Contemporary South and Southeast Asian history; history of North-South relations since the 19th century; internationalisms after 1945
C. (Clemens) Six, Prof
Contact
c.six rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor
Contemporary cultural and media history - Specifically interested in: mediated memories, cultural practices, countercultures, amateur film & video, media technologies, and digital humanities
dr. T. (Tom) Slootweg
Contact
t.slootweg rug.nl
+31 6 3198 4137
Function
assistant professor
Roman History, social and cultural history of the Late Republic and Early Empire, Roman eating rituals, Roman greeting rituals, social hierarchy.  
S.A. (Simon) Speksnijder
Contact
s.a.speksnijder rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
publieksgeschiedenis, medische geschiedenis
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Contact
h.c.w.spits rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Social and economic history of the European Middle Ages, in particular the urban history of England, Italy and the Low Countries and the history of nobility in the Low Countries.
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Contact
a.van.steensel rug.nl
+31 50 36 33047
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
music studies, sound studies, critical theory, histories of colonization,   posthumanism
M. (Marek) Susdorf
Contact
m.susdorf rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
Field / Discipline
R. Tai, MA
Contact
r.tai rug.nl
Function
PhD student
History: Social Economic History; Anthropometric History; Learning history.
Legal: labour law and human rights in private law, legal history.
General: writing skills
dr. mr. P.G. (Vincent) Tassenaar
Contact
p.g.tassenaar rug.nl
Function
Senior Lecturer
Field / Discipline
Kinship and social mobility
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Contact
b.teunissen rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
American Studies
Colonial America
The American Revolution
The Early American Republic
The US South
The early modern Atlantic World
Ethnicity, national identity, and race
M.L. (Mark) Thompson
Contact
m.l.thompson rug.nl
Function
Senior Lecturer of American Studies
My interest is in societal history. During my studies, I specialized in funerary epigraphy and iconography in the Greek East, from the Archaic to Late Roman/Early Christian period. In my PhD I focus on mortuary practices, particularly on commemoration... read more
C.J. (Caroline) van Toor, MA
Contact
c.j.toor rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
History of Ideas (Ancient, Medieval and Early-Modern), history of botany (amateur)
prof. dr. A.J. (Arjo) Vanderjagt
Contact
a.j.vanderjagt rug.nl
Function
Professor emeritus of the history of ideas
Field / Discipline
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Contact
v.vari rug.nl
Function
PhD candidate
Field / Discipline
Modern history, cultural history, life writing, (auto)biography and diaries, history of sickness and health, history of the body, cultural history of medicine, relation literature and science, cultural heritage, Dutch history, queenship studies

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dr. L.K. (Leonieke) Vermeer
Contact
l.k.vermeer rug.nl
+31 50 36 32482
Function
Assistant Professor Modern History
Field / Discipline
Roman colonies and hinterland; Land division; Centuriation; Landscape archaeology; GIS & spatial analysis
dr. A.E. (Anouk) Vermeulen
Contact
a.e.vermeulen rug.nl
Function
Lecturer in Ancient History
Field / Discipline
Ancient history, in particular the (early) Roman and Hellenistic period, Greek and Roman interaction, cults and festivals
R. (Robin) van Vliet, MA
Contact
r.van.vliet rug.nl
Function
PhD Candidate
Field / Discipline
Political parties and party systems in the Netherlands and the European Union
prof. dr. G. (Gerrit) Voerman
Contact
g.voerman rug.nl
Function
Professor of Development and functioning of the Dutch and European party system
Field / Discipline
Higher Education Policies and Politics
History of Higher Education
Curriculum Development, Quality Assurance and Enhancement
International Education
R. (Robert) Wagenaar
Contact
r.wagenaar rug.nl
+31 50 36 35176
Function
Director International Tuning Academy / Professor of History and Politics of Higher Education
Cultural and Intellectual History of Modern Germany and Europe; Religion and Heritage, Transnational History of Religion and Secularism; History of Modern Worldviews
T.H. (Todd) Weir, Prof
Contact
t.h.weir rug.nl
Function
Professor History of Christianity and Modern Culture
Field / Discipline
Westberg promotes the use of historical perspectives and methods within the field of educational research, and has paid special attention to the history of primary schooling and early childhood care and education (ECCE). He has a particular interest in... read more
B.A.J. (Johannes) Westberg, Prof
Contact
b.a.j.westberg rug.nl
+31 50 36 36500
Function
Professor of Theory and History of Education, Chair basiseenheid Pedagogiek
urbanism, built environment, lived religion, pilgrimage, travel, networks, epigraphy, gender, Late Antiquity, Anchoring Innovation
M.E.S. (Marlena) Whiting, Dr
Contact
m.e.s.whiting rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral Researcher
Field / Discipline
IR Theory, Security Studies, European Studies, Global Governance, Energy & Geopolitics
J.H. (Jaap) de Wilde
Contact
j.h.de.wilde rug.nl
+31 50 36 35997
Function
Professor of International Relations and Security Studies
Alexander Williams is a PhD candidate at the Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG), University of Groningen. By focusing on survivor testimonies concerning the former the Aktion Reinhardt extermination camps—Bełżec, Sobibór and Treblinka—his research... read more
A.A.G. (Alexander) Williams
Contact
a.a.g.williams rug.nl
Function
PhD Candidate and Lecturer on the Holocaust and Nazi Germany
Early Modern History


Specialized in: diplomatic history; history of political communication; paper history; Habsburg history; sixteenth-century history; Central and Eastern European history; Mediterranean history; transnational history
M.K. Williams, Dr
Contact
m.k.williams rug.nl
Function
Senior Lecturer
Field / Discipline
urbanization, landscape, deep-mapping, network theory, ritual performance, cultural interaction, collective identity, territorial formation, Hellenistic Asia Minor
C.G. (Christina) Williamson, Dr
Contact
c.g.williamson rug.nl
+31 6 3198 4393
Function
senior lecturer
Field / Discipline
Hellenistic history, Thessaly, network theory, cults and festivals, regional identity
A.J.R. (Adam) Wiznura, MA
Contact
a.j.r.wiznura rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
History of governance and politics, history of local and regional administration, History of physical planning
prof. dr. D.J. (Dirk Jan) Wolffram
Contact
d.j.wolffram rug.nl
Function
Professor in Modern History
Field / Discipline
Latin literature of the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period, Classical knowledge in Dutch colonialism, history of ideas and religion, European drama, visionary literature and Hildegard of Bingen, dialogue and debate literature
dr. D. (Dinah) Wouters
Contact
dinah.wouters rug.nl
Function
Postoctoral researcher
Field / Discipline
Social and economic history, environmental history, agricultural history, rural history.
dr. H. (Harm) Zwarts
Contact
h.zwarts rug.nl
Function
Assistant professor
Field / Discipline
Regional Identity, Rural Studies, Low Saxon History and Culture, U.S. Politics, U.S. History, History of the U.S. South, American Studies, Southern Studies.
dr. M. (Maarten) Zwiers
Contact
m.zwiers rug.nl
Function
Senior Lecturer
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