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Ms L.J.M. (Lotte) van Hasselt

Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Room number:D0.10
Postal address
  • Postbus 1610
    1000 BP Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Lotte is a PhD-candidate in the NWO-VICI project ‘The Invention of the Refugee’, in which studies Christian exiles. She holds a BA in History and in Archaeology and a RMA in History.  Her main academic interests include the material culture of early modern exiles, the construction of social identities, refugee protection and charity. 

  • Research

    As part of the project ‘The Invention of the Refugee’, I will focus on Christian refugees in Early Modern Europe. When and why did the refugee emerge as a socially, culturally and legally distinctive category and concept, and especially what influence did refugees themselves have on the emergence of this concept? I will approach this question by studying how refugee protection developed and was organised in Amsterdam, London and Geneva. I will study how exile communities lobbied for asylum, charity and legal rights between the late sixteenth-century to the early eighteenth-century.

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