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prof. dr. M.P.A. de Baar

Professor of the Cultural History of Early Modern Christianity, with a special emphasis on the Religious History of the Netherlands in its International Context.
prof. dr. M.P.A. de Baar
E-mail:
mirjam.de.baar rug.nl

University Education

2004 Doctoral degree (cum laude) in Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen

Title Dissertation: 'Ik moet spreken'. het spirituele leiderschap van Antoinette Bourignon (1616-1680) (‘I must speak’. The spiritual leadership of Antoinette Bourignon (1616-1680)

Promotors: prof.dr. W.Th.M. Frijhoff (VU University, Amsterdam) and prof.dr. J.N. Bremmer (University of Groningen)

1987 Master (cum laude) in History (doctoraalexamen), University of Utrecht (Early Modern History, Renaissance Studies, Histo-Information Science, Historiography)

Thesis about Jean de Labadie and his following (1669-1732) (in 1988 awarded with the Werner Kaegi-prize of the Foundation Praemium Erasmianum)

 

Academic Career

Professor of the Cultural History of Early Modern Christianity, with a special emphasis on the Religious History of the Netherlands in its International Context, February 1, 2011-date

Senior Lecturer in the History of Christianity and Gender Studies, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, January 1, 2010-February 1, 2011

Professor (Endowed Chair: Zwinglibond) of the History and Principles of Unitarianism, October 1, 2009-2015

Lecturer in the History of Christianity and Gender Studies, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, August 1989-January 2010 

Visiting scholar Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), Wassenaar, The Netherlands, February-July 1998 

Research Trainee, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, November 1987-August 1989

Lecturer of the Year 2009, see http://www.rug.nl/ggw/nieuws/2009/0909DvhJ09

Supervision PhD students

Sibbe Jan Visser (PhD 2010 promotor), Michael Green (PhD 2013, promotor), Joanna Serrado (PhD 2014, promotor), Lia Nunes, Iris Busschers, Joas van der Schoot, Jan-Adriaan Schlebusch, Tom-Eric Krijger, Sytse Hofstee

Service to the Faculty

Vice-dean of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen, August 1, 2006-2015

Faculty Board, Portfolio Education, August 1, 2006-2015

Faculty Director of Studies, August 1, 2006-2015

Advisory Committee Major-Minor Bachelor Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, chair, 2005-January 2007 

Member of Appointment Committees (endowed chairs, full professorships, senior lecturers, lecturers, PhD students)

Vice-chair of the Faculty Council (2003-2006)

Chair of the Faculty Council (2002-2003)

Member of the Board of Education Religious Studies (1998-2002)

Service to the University of Groningen

Member of the Universitaire Commissie voor het Onderwijs (UCO) (2008-2015)

Member of the Commissie Onderwijsstrategie (2012-2015)

Member of the Steering Group Learning Communities (since 2015)

Chair of the Steering Group Employability (2014-2015)

Member of Appointment Committees

Service to the Profession

Vice-chair of the Supervisory Board of the Central Bureau for Genealogy, The Hague (Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie), 2012-date

Member of the Board of the Netherlandish Society for Seventeenth-Century Studies (Werkgroep Zeventiende Eeuw), 2005-date

Member of the Board of the Dutch Society of Church History (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Kerkgeschiedenis), 2005-date

Member of the Advisory Committee on History and Arts (Adviescommissie Geschiedenis en Letteren) of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, 2014-date

Member of the Board of Directors of the 'Provinciaal Utrechts Genootschap van kunsten en wetenschappen' (PUG), 2007-2011 

 

Editorial responsibilities

Ashgate Series Universal Reform: Studies in Intellectual History, 1550-1700 (since 2015)

Trajecta. religie, cultuur en samenleving in de Nederlanden / Religion, Culture and Society in the Low Countries Member of the Editorial Board, 2014-date) Nederland (Member of the Editorial Board, 2004-date)

De zeventiende eeuw. Cul­tuur in de Neder­landen in in­terdis­ciplinair perspectief (Member of the Editorial Board, 2004-date, and Executive Editor, 2004-date)

 

Memberships

Groningen Research School for the Study of the Humanities

Ecclesiastical History Society

International Federation for Research in Women's History

Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde

Historisch Platform

Kerkhistorisch Gezelschap

Gezelschap van Christelijke Historici in Nederland

Koninklijk Nederlands Historisch Genootschap

Provinciaal Utrechts Genootschap van kunsten en wetenschappen

Vereniging voor Nederlandse Kerkgeschiedenis

Vereniging voor Gendergeschiedenis

Vereniging het Spinozahuis

Vrouwengeschiedenis van de vroegmoderne tijd

Werkgroep De Zeventiende Eeuw

 

 

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