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Mr N.P.D.W. (Nathan) van Kleij MA

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis
Photographer: Nathan van Kleij

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Room number: C 1.04
Postal address
  • Postbus 1610
    1000 BP Amsterdam
Social media
  • Profile

    Nathan van Kleij is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Historical Studies, within the Faculty of Humanities. He is affiliated with the Amsterdam Centre for Urban History (http://acuh.uva.nl/), as well with the Amsterdam Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (http://cmsa.uva.nl/).

    His project (2016-2020) concerns the study of late medieval town halls (and urban courtrooms spaces). He studies the creation, the 'design' and interiour of these buildings; how the publicness/accessibility (or seclusion) within these buildings was facilitated, imagined and regulated (and negotiated); and how the urban community used them.

    This research is part of the project "Communication and Exploitation of Knowledge in the Middle Ages" of the Research School for Medieval Studies, financed by a Graduate Programme grant from NWO.

    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.

     

    Research interests:

    • Town halls
    • Public buildings and spaces
    • Public sphere(s)
    • Material culture
    • Architecture and art
    • Urban history
    • Urban culture
    • Social and cultural history of late medieval towns

    Teaching

    • 2018-2019
      Inleiding in de geschiedenis I en II (BA)
      Middeleeuwse geschiedenis: bronnen en literatuur (BA)
       
    • 2017-2018
      Middeleeuwse geschiedenis: bronnen en literatuur (BA)

     

    Lower left corner of the "Last Judgment" of Maastricht, by Jan van Brussel (1477)
  • Lectures
    • "Town Hall Thresholds and Civic Agency in the Late Medieval Low Countries", 
      session: Transforming Cities, Negotiating Spaces and Powers: Markets and Civic Buildings in Europe, the Middle-East and North-Africa (XIIIth c. / XIXth c. ).
      European Association of Urban History (EAUH) Conference 2018, Roma Tre University, Rome.
    • "Space, Paintings and Collective Memory in the Late Medieval Urban Courtroom"
      Collective Memory in and around the Courtroom (Organizer: Nathan van Kleij)
      ​International Medieval Congress Leeds 2018.
    • "De functie en symbolische betekenis van schilderijen in laatmiddeleeuwse rechtsruimten"
      lecture at the studiedag Kunst en Recht, organized by Museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen (BE) and Opera Vlaanderen,
      accomanying the exhibition "Roep om Rechtvaardigheid. Kunst en rechtspraak in de Bourgondische Nederlanden (1450-1650)"
       "Call for Justice. Art and Law in the Burgundian Low Countries (1450-1650)" (31-05-2018)
    • ''Backroom Politics': Openness and Secrecy Inside the Late Medieval Town Hall.' (Conference Paper 17. Symposium des Mediävistenverbandes, Gheimnis und Verborgenes im Mittelalter, 19.-22. März 2017. Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
    • "Town Halls, Courtrooms and Society in the Low Countries, c.1300-1500"
      (Conference Paper for the 22nd Dutch-Flemish Medieval Studies Day: "Readjusting the Middle Ages", Utrecht 11 November 2016)
    • "Adressing Accessibility of the Courtroom in the Late Medievel Town Hall"
      (Conference Paper for 'Voices of Law: Law and Ritual', Leeuwarden 22-23 September 2016)  
    • "Stadhuizen als fenomeen"
       (Guest lecture at the symposium 'Zwolle in de Middeleeuwen', Varias Vias / Buro Ruis / Stadkamer, 14-04-2016)
  • Publications

    2016

    • van Kleij, N. (2016). 'Ende dat jonckwijff heeft geseit': De deelname van vrouwen aan criminele rechtspraak in Gouda, ca. 1450-1530. Historica, 39(1), 3-7. [details]

    2018

    • van Kleij, N. (2018). Middeleeuwse rijkdom met iets te veel goud gepresenteerd: Review of: Véronique Lambert en Peter Stabel ed., Gouden Tijden. Rijkdom en Status in de middeleeuwen (Uitgeverij Lannoo; Tielt, 2016). Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, (1), 172-173.
    • van Kleij, N. (2018). Review of: Anne-Laure van Bruane, Bruno Blondé and Marc Boone (eds), Gouden eeuwen. Stad en Samenleving in de Lage Landen, 1100-1600. Gent: Academia Press, 2016. The Medieval Low Countries. An Annual Review, 4, 331-335.

    2018

    • van Kleij, N. (2018). Een hardnekkig misverstand. De feodale piramide in het geschiedonderwijs. Madoc, 32(4), 268-269.

    2017

    2016

    • van Kleij, N. (2016). De verhalen in en achter de genadebrief: misdaad, intriges en sociale portretten [Bespreking van: W. Prevenier, P. Arnade (2015) Onze gratie en genade: misdaad en vergiffenis in de Bourgondische Nederlanden]. Madoc, 30(2), 116-118. [details]

    Media appearance

    • van Kleij, N. (20-07-2018). https://www.trouw.nl/opinie/blok-deed-zijn-omstreden-uitspraken-niet-op-een-besloten-bijeenkomst~a3fc7441/ [Print] Trouw. Blok deed zijn omstreden uitspraken níet op een besloten bijeenkomst.
    • van Kleij, N. (25-03-2016). Rechtszaak Wilders moet volledig in beeld [Print] Trouw. Rechtszaak Wilders moet volledig in beeld.

    Talk / presentation

    • van Kleij, N. (speaker) (31-5-2018). De functie en symbolische betekenis van schilderijen in laatmiddeleeuwse rechtsruimten, Studiedag Kunst en Recht, organized by Museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen (BE) and Opera Vlaanderen, accompanying the exhibition “Roep om rechtvaardigheid. Kunst en rechtspraak in de Bourgondische Nederland (1450-1650). 31-05-2018, Museum Hof van Busleyden, Mechelen., Mechelen, Belgium.

    Others

    • van Kleij, N. (participant) (22-2-2019). Nascholingsdag Middeleeuwen geschiedenismethode Saga, Nijmegen. Workshopleider: De keizerskroning van Karel de Grote (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Kleij, N. (participant) (15-2-2019). Nascholingsdag Middeleeuwen geschiedenismethode Saga, Zwolle. Workshopleider: De keizerskroning van Karel de Grote (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Kleij, N. (organiser) (28-9-2018). Workshop Theory and History of the Field, “The Truth Reconsidered”, The Netherlands Research School for Medieval studies, Utrecht, Netherlands. This workshop relates to various themes with regard to truth, especially the historiographical truth beyond Europe. During the discussions, we will (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Kleij, N. (organiser) (3-7-2018). International Medieval Congress Leeds 2018. Series of sessions Communication and Exploitation of Knowledge in the Middle Ages - session 1: Collective Memory in and Around the Courtroom (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Kleij, N. (organiser) (15-9-2017). Alternative Facts and the Middle Ages, Utrecht, Netherlands. Workshop on alternativities in and about the middle ages. (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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  • Ancillary activities
    • Blink educatie PO bv.
      auteur, externa adviseur