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Erika Kuijpers teaches medieval and early modern history of the Netherlands. She coordinates the Digital Humanities track in the BA History at VU as well as the Minor Digital Humanities and Social Analytics.
Her research focusses on the cultural and social history of memory, emotions, religion, orality and the practice of chronicling in Early Modern Europe 1500-1800.
Chronicling novelty. New knowledge in the Netherlands, 1500-1850
Per september 2018 Erika Kuijpers will collaborate with Judith Pollmann (Leiden University) on an interdisciplinary project (NWO Vrije Competitie) focussing on the circulation and reception of new knowledge, ideas and technologies among middle class writers of local chronicles.
Erika Kuijpers started her career as a social historian of migration. In 2005 she defended her doctoral thesis on migrants and social relations in 17th century Amsterdam (Utrecht University, 2005). Between 2005 and 2008 she has been working on the history of labourmarkets and labour relations.
From 2008-2013 she worked at Leiden University on personal memories and traumatic experiences of the Dutch Revolt in the context of the research project ‘Tales of the revolt: memory, oblivion and identity in the Low Countries, 1566 – 1700’.
At VU she participates in projects that explore computational methods for the semantic mining of early modern texts: e.g. ‘Embodied Emotions: Mapping Bodily Expression of Emotions from a Historical Perspective’.
Since 2011 she is a board member of the Amsterdam Centre for Cross Disciplinary Emotion and Sensory Studies (ACCESS).
Since 2015 at VU:
- Ba1 History academic skills
- Ba1 History Euroe and the World: Middle Ages - Early Modern
- Ba3 Debating the Middle Ages (Minor European History and Culture 1200-1800)
- Ba3 Urban History (Minor European History and Culture 1200-1800)
- Ba3 History of Emotions 1500-1800 (Minor European History and Culture 1200-1800)
- Ba2 History What’s e-humanities?
- Ba2 History Vluchtelingen 1200-1800
- Ba3 Visualizing the Humanities (Minor Digital Humanities and Social Analytics)
- Ba2 Archivistiek en Paleografie
- Thesis supervison (Ba & Ma)
- Coordinator minor Digital Humanities and Social Analytics
- Pre-university Masterclasses on emotion history: 'De tranen met tuiten van Karel de Grote' en 'IJsselijk geschreeuw'
Prizes and Awards
2007: Keetje Hodshonprijs, Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen
Editorial board popular historical magazine Geschiedenis Magazine
Social History, PhD, Universiteit Utrecht
- DH Netherlands (The Low Countries)
- history of emotions
- migration history
- history of Amsterdam
- memory studies
- history of literacy and orality
- social history
- war memory
Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceeding › Chapter › Professional
Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceeding › Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary › Academic › peer-review
Mining Embodied Emotions: A Comparative Analysis of Bodily Emotion Expressions in Dutch Theatre Texts 1600-1800'Leemans, I. B., Maks, E., van der Zwaan, J. M., Kuijpers, H. M. E. P. & Steenbergh, K., 2017, In : Digital Humanities Quarterly. 11, 4
Research output: Contribution to Journal › Article › Academic › peer-review