Promovendi ‘Tolerant migrant cities? The case of Holland 1600-1900’

The Social and Economic History section of the Institute for History of the Faculty of Humanities (Leiden) and the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam will accommodate two enthusiastic PhD students with a proven interest in socio-economic and cultural history as of 1 March 2020.

The research focuses on the question of the extent to which the image of Dutch cities in the period 1600-1900 as a paragon of tolerance needs to be adjusted. Is it indeed the case that cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Delft and Leiden welcomed the many migrants in the Golden Age without any noteworthy conflicts?

To answer this question, this project examines the position of migrants in the judiciary and analyses conflicts between migrants and natives in the period 1600-1900. In addition to two PhD students, a postdoc will also be appointed.

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