Nathan van Kleij is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Historical Studies. He is affiliated with the Medieval History department and the Amsterdam Centre for Urban History (http://acuh.uva.nl/). As of 2020-2021 Nathan is employed as lecturer in (medieval) history at the UvA and Leiden University.
The PhD-project "Beyond the Façade: Town Halls, Publicity, and Urban Society in the Fifteenth-Century Low Countries" concerns the study of the multifunctional use and multilayered meaning of late medieval town halls (and urban courtrooms spaces). It studies how members of urban society - dealing with matter, ideas and contest - co-created ideas and applications on publicity and seclusion inside these buildings, for instance with regard to political and legal events.
Nathan works as well with public history related projects, such as being the advisor for (historical) content and vision of a teaching method in history for secondary education. He also is an editor at the Historisch Café Amsterdam.