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Ilja Nieuwland, M.A.

Graduate Researcher , VU University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Exact Sciences
Den Haag, Netherlands

Research field: Humanities - History
History of science, History of paleontology, history of geology, German history, Portuguese history


Awards and Grants

Biographical Information

Digger of fossils, listener to music by obscure composers, ravisher of Type, cycler of eight daily kilometers to the Huygens Institute, and eight back, reader of sombre Scandinavian thrillers, Frisian fundamentalist with tongue firmly in cheek, watcher of British comedy, annoyingly critical user of all that is Apple and collector of their older machines, eater of foods, drinker of beers (particularly German wheat beer), lamenting departer of Berlin, satisfied inhabiter of a seaside (or nearly so) apartment in The Hague, Netherlands but seriously considering moving to Lisbon.


Professional Experience

2011 - Present
Graduate Researcher at VU University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Exact Sciences
Amsterdam, Netherlands
2010 - Present
International Officer / Secretary at Museums and Galleries History Group
London, United Kingdom
2008 - Present
Researcher & Editor, History of Science at Huygens ING, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences, Huygens ING
Den Haag, Netherlands
2003 - Present
Editor at PalArch Foundation
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 2002 - Feb 2008
Researcher / Editor / Copywriter at Freelancer
Groningen, Netherlands
Mar 2002 - Dec 2007
Reviewer (classical music) at 8Weekly Web Magazine
Groningen, Netherlands
Jan 2001 - Aug 2009
Various at Noorderzon Festival
Groningen, Netherlands
Sep 1999 - Feb 2001
Course developer and teacher at HOVO (Senior Citizens' Academy)
Groningen, Netherlands
Classes taught:
Europe in the Fin-de-Siècle
The History of Berlin
Sicily as a case for Braudel's Longue and Brève Durée
Sep 1998 - Aug 2002
Graduate researcher (OIO) at Groningen University / NWO
Groningen, Netherlands
Oct 1997 - Aug 1998
Conference organiser / Proceedings editor at INOS
Groningen, Netherlands
Sep 1996 - Dec 1997
Ph.D. Student/Collaborator at Universität Potsdam - University of Potsdam
Potsdam, Germany

2010 - Present
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sep 1990 - Sep 1996
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen - University of Groningen in Groningen, Netherlands
M.A. in History
Sep 1989 - Aug 1993
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen - University of Groningen in Haren, Netherlands
Studies for M.A. in Biology
Consulting Services

* Concert- en Congresgebouw De Doelen, Rotterdam (De Doelen Concert Hall)
* Genootschap Gewina (Netherlands Society for the History of Science)
* Koninklijk Nederlands Historisch Genootschap (Royal Netherlands Historical Society)
* Noorderzon Festival, Groningen, the Netherlands
* Sterling Records, Stockholm


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