Gerhard de Kok

03 June 2021 - 14:40

Postdoctoral researcher

Gerhard de Kok is postdoctoral researcher at the ISSH. His work focuses on Dutch (maritime) connections with the colonial world. Research interests include early modern colonial investments, the trans-Atlantic slave trade and historical financial accounts. De Kok strongly believes in digital humanities. He loves exploring datasets using digital tools and programming techniques.

Curriculum vitae
Gerhard de Kok obtained both his MA in Maritime History (cum laude, 2012) and his PhD (2019) at Leiden University. He has worked as a researcher and postdoc in the fields of Maritime History and Colonial History. For his PhD thesis, De Kok researched local economic effects of the Dutch participation in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. After completing his PhD, he worked as a postdoc on an economic history of the colonial connections of Rotterdam (KITLV) and as assistant professor (Leiden University). He currently works at the ISSH on a project on the slavery connections of the Dutch banks Hope & Co and R. Mees & Zoonen. 

Gerhard de Kok