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M.W. (Marin) Kuijt MA

Faculty of Humanities

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Room number: D 0.10
Postal address
  • Postbus 1610
    1000 BP Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Marin Kuijt is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Historical Studies.

    His project 'Colonial Carbon: How Oil and Gas Extraction Shaped the Netherlands and its Empire' focuses on the colonial and postcolonial history of oil in the Netherlands and its empire. Specifically, he is interested in how oil and gas extraction propelled the Dutch East Indies, New Guinea, and the Netherlands into the Anthropocene.

    A related research interest of Kuijt is petroculture, or how the fossil economy and the cultural domain shape each other. Specifically, he looks at the role large fossil-fuel corporations play in the world of museums and heritage. Together with Gertjan Plets (UU), Kuijt publishes on how oil, gas, and coal companies curate a favourable image of themselves in museums through donations. The first paper came out in 2022 (see publications). More publications will follow.

    Together with Caroline Kreysel (VU) and Hannah de Korte (KU Leuven/Maastricht University) Kuijt founded the Dutch Environmental History Network for early career environmental historians working in the Netherlands and Flanders.

    In 2022-2023 he edited with Peter van Dam the weekly newsletter on gas extraction and energy Tot op de bodem: Kuijt and Van Dam are currently working on an edited volume based on the newsletter.

    His archival research in Indonesia is partly made possible by the Comité d'Histoire de l'Électricité et de l'Énergie (EDF) which awarded Kuijt a research grant in 2023.

    Prior to coming to the University of Amsterdam, Marin Kuijt studied in the RMA Colonial and Global History program at Leiden University (cum laude). Before that he studied History (cum laude) and Philosophy (cum laude) at Utrecht University.

  • Publications




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