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dr. M. (Maartje) van Gelder

Vroegmoderne geschiedenis
  • Faculty of Humanities
    Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis
  • Visiting address
    Oost-Indisch Huis
    Kloveniersburgwal 48  Room number: D1.04A
  • Postal address:
    Kloveniersburgwal  48
    1012 CX  Amsterdam
  • M.vanGelder@uva.nl
    T: 0205254491

Position

  • Universitair Docent (UD) in Early Modern History

Short Bio 

I studied Economic and Social History at the University of Amsterdam and the Università di Ca' Foscari di Venezia. For my PhD (defended at UvA in 2007) on Dutch and Flemish merchants in early modern Venice, I spent a lot of time in the Venetian, Florentine and Vatican archives, supported by two grants from the Marie Curie programme "European Doctorate in the Social History of Europe and the Mediterranean". 

NWO awarded me a VENI grant by NWO in 2011 for a project on informal politics and diplomacy in early modern Venice. That year I also spent a semester in London as Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck. In 2013 I was Queen Wilhelmina Visiting Professor at Columbia and Research Fellow at the Italian Academy of Advanced Studies in America (New York). 

I am the coordinator of the Amsterdam Centre for Urban History (ACUH):   http://acuh.uva.nl/

Current Research

My work concentrates on 16th- and 17th-century Europe and the Mediterranean, with a particular interest in (Venetian) urban history and the social history of politics. I recently co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Early Modern History on cross-confessional diplomacy in the early modern Mediterranean, together with Tijana Krstic (CEU):     http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/15700658/19/2-3

My current research project investigates social unrest and popular politics in early modern Venice. The Venetian Republic has long fascinated historians as the epitome of political stability: other pre-modern states went through cycles of revolts, while Venice seemed immune to class struggles. Its ruling elite remained in power for a thousand years, until 1797. Recent studies for other regions and other periods show that we should not mistake the absence of successful rebellion for an absence of political protest. In this project I ask how hidden forms of Venetian popular protest can be uncovered.

Research Interests:

urban history - early modern popular politics - history of Venice - the early modern Mediterranean - the social history of diplomacy 

On Academia.edu

Trading Places. The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice    

In my book Trading Places , published by Brill in 2009, I focused on the Netherlandish mercantile community in early modern Venice. Through an analysis of their  commercial activities, collective associations, and integration, I showed how these merchants continually renegotiated their relations with the Venetian Republic.

Trading Places was awarded the History Book Prize 2009-2012 by the  Werkgroep Italie Studies

 

 

 

Previous positions, grants & fellowships (selection)

  • Conference grant, KNAW (2015)
  • Research Fellow, Italian Academy of Advanced Studies in America, New York (Fall 2013)
  • Queen Wilhelmina Visiting Professor, History Department, Columbia University in New York (Fall 2013)
  • Conference grant, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung (2012)
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Birkbeck, University of London (2011)
  • NWO VENI Research grant (2011-2015)
  • Dr. Ernst Crone Research Fellowship, National Maritime Museum Amsterdam (2008-2009)
  • Travel grant Fonds Doctor Catharine van Tussenbroek (2008):  http://www.cvtfonds.nl
  • 2 Marie Curie Fellowships, European Doctorate in the Social History of Europe and the Mediterranean (2002-2003; 2004)
  • Research fellow Royal Netherlandish Institute in Rome (2001)
  • Scholarship Datini International Institute (2000)

2015

  • van Gelder, M. (2015). The Republic's Renegades: Dutch Converts to Islam in Seventeenth-Century Diplomatic Relations with North Africa. Journal of Early Modern History, 19(2-3), 175-198. DOI: 10.1163/15700658-12342456  [details] 
  • van Gelder, M., & Krstić, T. (2015). Introduction: Cross-Confessional Diplomacy and Diplomatic Intermediaries in the Early Modern Mediterranean. Journal of Early Modern History, 19(2-3), 93-105. DOI: 10.1163/15700658-12342452  [details] 

2013

  • van Gelder, M. (2013). Favouring foreign traders? The Venetian Republic and the accommodation of Netherlandish merchantsin the late 16th and 17th centuries. In U. Bosma, G. Kessler, & L. Lucassen (Eds.), Migration and membership regimes in global and historical perspective: an introduction (pp. 141-166). (Studies in global social history; No. 13). Leiden - Boston: Brill. DOI: 10.1163/9789004251151_007  [details] 
  • van Gelder, M. (2013). Tussen Noord-Afrika en de Republiek: Nederlandse bekeerlingen tot de islam in de zeventiende eeuw. Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 126(1), 16-33. [details] 

2011

  • van Gelder, M. (2011). Acquiring artistic expertise: the agent Daniel Nijs and his contacts with artists in Venice. In M. Keblusek, & B. V. Noldus (Eds.), Double agents: cultural and political brokerage in early modern Europe (pp. 111-123). (Studies in medieval and reformation traditions; No. 154). Leiden-Boston: Brill. DOI: 10.1163/ej.9789004202696.i-280.14  [details] 

2009

  • van Gelder, M. (2009). How to influence Venetian economic policy : collective petitions of the Netherlandish merchant community in the early seventeenth century. Mediterranean Historical Review, 24(1), 29-47. DOI: 10.1080/09518960903000751  [details] 

2008

  • van Gelder, M. (2008). De zeventiende-eeuwse renegaat Jan Jansz van Haarlem: intermediair tussen de christelijke en islamitische wereld. Transparant, 19(3), 4-9. [details] 

2006

  • van Gelder, M. (2006). Changing tack: the versatile allegiances of Daniel Nijs, a Netherlandish merchant and information broker in early modern Venice. Dutch Crossing, 2006(2).
  • van Gelder, M. (2006). Thuis in vroegmodern Venetië: woningen en levensstijl van de Nederlandse kooplieden in de Serenissima. Incontri: rivista europea di studi italiani, 21(2), 161-173. [details] 

2013

  • van Gelder, M. (2013). Gaining entrance to the Venetian patriciate in the seventeenth century: The van Axel and Ghelthof families from the Low Countries. Mélanges de l'École française de Rome - Italie et Méditerranée, 125(1). [details] 

2010

  • van Gelder, M. (2010). ‘Een verlochend Christen [is] een quaetsten Mahumetaen’: Nederlandse renegaten in beeldvorming en praktijk. In J. Schokkenbroek, & J. ter Brugge (Eds.), Kapers & piraten: schurken of helden? (pp. 41-43, 46-49, 52-55, 123-124). (Jaarboek Maritieme Musea Nederland; No. 2010). Rotterdam: Stichting Maritiem Museum Rotterdam [etc.]. [details] 

2009

  • van Gelder, M. (2009). Trading places: the Netherlandish merchant community in early modern Venice. (Library of economic history; No. 1). Leiden: Brill. [details] 
  • van Gelder, M. (2009). In liefde en werk met de Lage Landen verbonden: de Genuese koopman en literator Girolamo Conestaggio (ca. 1530 - 1616/18). In M. van Gelder, & E. Mijers (Eds.), Internationale handelsnetwerken en culturele contacten in de vroegmoderne Nederlanden (pp. 43-54). (Publicaties van de Vlaams-Nederlandse Vereniging voor Nieuwe Geschiedenis; No. 8). Maastricht: Shaker. [details] 
  • van Gelder, M., & Mijers, E. (2009). Inleiding. In M. van Gelder, & E. Mijers (Eds.), Internationale handelsnetwerken en culturele contacten in de vroegmoderne Nederlanden (pp. 3-7). (Publicaties van de Vlaams-Nederlandse Vereniging voor Nieuwe Geschiedenis; No. 8). Maastricht: Shaker. [details] 

2007

  • van Gelder, M. (2007). Daniel Nijs. In L. Borean, & S. Mason (Eds.), Il collezionismo d’arte a Venezia. - Il Seicento. (pp. 295-296). Venezia: Marsilio.
  • van Gelder, M. (2007). Giovanni Reynst. In L. Borean, & S. Mason (Eds.), Il collezionismo d’arte a Venezia. - Il Seicento. (pp. 304). Venezia: Marsilio.
  • van Gelder, M. (2007). Luca van Uffel. In L. Borean, & S. Mason (Eds.), Il collezionismo d’arte a Venezia. - Il Seicento. (pp. 320-321). Venezia: Marsilio.

Scientific position

  • van Gelder, Maartje (2015-2017): member Scientific Advisory Board, Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut te Rome.

Book editor

  • van Gelder, M., & Mijers, E. (2009). Internationale handelsnetwerken en culturele contacten in de vroegmoderne Nederlanden. (Publicaties van de Vlaams-Nederlandse Vereniging voor Nieuwe Geschiedenis; No. 8). Maastricht: Shaker. [details] 

Others

  • Noordegraaf, J.J. (organiser), Rasterhoff, Claartje (organiser), Nijboer, H.T. (member of programme committee), van Gemert, E.M.P. (member of programme committee), Bod, L.W.M. (member of programme committee), Kamps, J. (member of programme committee), … van Gelder, M. (member of programme committee) (28-10-2016 - 29-10-2016): Creativity and the City 1600-2000: An E-Humanities Perspective, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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