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Ms. Lonneke Geerlings MA MPhil (1986) is an interdisciplinary historian, biographer, editor and organizer. She is currently a PhD candidate in History at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (2014-2019). Her NWO funded PhD research is called Travelling Translator. Rosey Pool (1905-1971) a Dutch Cultural Mobilizer in the ‘Transatlantic Century’focuses on the transnational life of Rosey Pool - Dutch translator, educator and anthologist of African American poetry.

Geerlings has conducted elaborate archival research in over 35 archives in the Netherlands, the United States, Great Britain, Germany and France. She holds a Master’s degree in History (Leiden, 2011) and a Master’s degree in Comparative Arts and Media Studies (VU Amsterdam, 2012). Research for her Research MA thesis ‘Dolle Mina and the United States. 1968-1970’ included a semester abroad in the United Kingdom, and a short period of research at University of California, Berkeley. In 2015 Geerlings was a Postgraduate Fellow at the Eccles Centre/British Library at the British Library in London. In 2017 she was a Fellow at EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) at the Bundesarchiv in Berlin. Geerlings has presented her research at conferences in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Austria, Romania, Great Britain, and the United States. She has been invited to give guest lectures at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) and Brighton (UK).

Beside her PhD research, she is editor for Historica, the Dutch journal for gender history. In her private (but also professional) time she is passionate about (punk) rock, old timer mopeds and motorcycles, and the 'sixties' in general.

Teaching

Guest lectures in courses Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2014-2016   Europa en de Wereld III, undergraduate course
2015-2016   Humanities, undergraduate course
2015-2016   Imagining the Dutch. Themes in Dutch History, undergraduate course

Certificates
2016 University Teaching Qualification (BKO)

Prizes and Awards

2017  Nomination for Horst Frenz Prize | American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
2013  Nomination MPhil thesis for Johanna Naber-prize for Women's History | The Dutch Association for Women's History (VVG)

 

Grants

2017 Funding renewal website Vereniging voor Geschiedenisgeschiedenis (VVG) | Wilhelmina Drucker Fundatie
2017  Annette K. Baxter Travel Grant | American Studies Association (ASA)
2016  Symposium Black History & Gender | CLUE+, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2016  Travel grant | Catharina Halkes Fonds
2016  EAAS Postgraduate Travel Grant | European Association for American Studies (EAAS)
2016  EHRI Fellowship | European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) Fellowship at Bundesarchiv, Berlin.
2015  BAAS Fellowship / Postgraduate Award | The Eccles Centre for American Studies / British Association for American Studies (BAAS)
2014 PhD funding NWO, Free competition Humanities | Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
2010  Erasmus Exchange Program | Erasmus

Ancillary activities

  • Dutch Association for Women's History (VVG) | Amsterdam | Bestuurder | 2017-05-01
  • Historica. Dutch Journal for Gender History | Amsterdam | Editor | 2017-05-01
  • Royal Netherlands Historical Society (KNHG) | The Hague | Audit committee | 2017-05-01

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Education/Academic qualification

History, Master, Leiden University

History (minor), University of Dundee

Comparative Arts & Media Studies, Master, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Cultural Studies, Bachelor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Keywords

  • E151 United States (General)
  • DH Netherlands (The Low Countries)
  • F001 United States local history

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festival Social Sciences
Electric network analysis Engineering & Materials Science
theater Social Sciences
cold war Social Sciences
performance Social Sciences
civil rights movement Social Sciences
Visualization Engineering & Materials Science
decolonization Social Sciences

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Research Output 2009 2018

Open Access
festival
theater
cold war
performance
civil rights movement

Rosey E. Pool, A Dutch Cultural Mobilizer in the Black Atlantic

Geerlings, A. J. M. 2018 (Unpublished)

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper