Research Seminar Political Legitimacy - 9 March 2016
On 9 March, 2016, the Dutch/Flemish Research School Political History will be organizing a research seminar at Leiden University on the topic of Political Legitimacy. Researchers from the Profile Area Political Legitimacy will also contribute to this seminar.
The Research School Political History is a research network of Dutch and Flemish political historians, and a partner organization of our Profile Area Political Legitimacy. We are happy to welcome the research school to Leiden University, where it will organize a seminar on Political Legitimacy from a historical perspective. Interested in joining? Please contact the organizers (before 4 March).
Location: Conference Room (2nd floor of the Huizinga Building), Institute for History, Doelensteeg 16, Leiden.
13h00 - Welcome by prof. Henk te Velde
13h10 - 'What is Political Legitimacy? A Field of Research, a Leiden Profile Area, and a Job Description.' An introduction by Adriaan van Veldhuizen
13h45 - Presentation Chris Hietland on his biographical research on the Dutch social-democrat André van der Louw.
Discussant: Margit van der Steen
14h45 - Presentation Karen Vannieuwenhuyze on the production of urban political space in 19th century Antwerp (1830-1914).
Discussant: Jan Hein Furnée
15h45 - Break
16h15 - Presentation Jelle van Buuren on conspiracy thinking and political legitimacy.
Discussant: Joost Augusteijn
17h15 - Concluding remarks by Henk te Velde
17h30 - Drinks
Dr. Joost Augusteijn is vice-dean and senior lecturer European History at Leiden University. He works on political violence, the history of Irish Republicanism and Modern British History.
Jelle van Buuren MA works at the Centre for Terrorism and Counter Terrorism, Campus The Hague of Leiden University. His PhD research concentrates on lone wolves and the loss of political legitimacy.
Prof. Jan Hein Furnée is Chair of European Cultural History at the Radboud University Nijmegen. His research focuses on urban culture in the Netherlands and Western Europe since 1750.
Chris Hietland MA is PhD candidate at Groningen University. He writes a biography of the Dutch socialdemocrat André van der Louw.
Karen Vannieuwenhuyze MA is PhD candidate at Antwerp University. She works on the production of urban political space in 19th century Antwerp (1830-1914).
Dr. Margit van der Steen is coordinator of the Research School Political History at Huygens ING. Her research focuses on political history, biography and gender.
Prof. dr. Henk te Velde is professor of Dutch History at Leiden University and academic director of the Research School Political History. Also, he is one of the leaders of the Profile Area Political Legitimacy at Leiden University.
Dr. Adriaan van Veldhuizen is lecturer at Utrecht University. Until February 2016, he was coordinator of the Profile Area Political Legitimacy at Leiden University.