J.W. van der Jagt MA



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foto Hans van der Jagt
2e-05
j.w.vander.jagt@vu.nl
faculteit der godgeleerdheid ( texts & tradition )
Promovendus

Research at HDC

Writing a biography of A.W.F. Idenburg (1861-1935). The research focusses on the following main themes: 

  • A.W.F. Idenburg and the Dutch Colonial policy of the early 20th century
  • Relationship between Neo-Calvinism, colonialism and Islam
  • Dutch Ethical Policy towards East and West Indies

Curriculum Vitae

Born 1984, Doetinchem
2004-2010 Study History at University of Groningen
2008-2012 Teacher History and German language:
Gomarus College Groningen
Gomarus College, Assen
Maris College, The Hague
2010-2013 Research assistant:
Metze Research (investigative journalist dr. Marcel Metze)
Historical Documentation Center at VU University Amsterdam
Heilige Geestgasthuis Groningen and University of Groningen
Montesquieu Institute, The Hague
Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford
2012-now PhD Candidate HDC (faculty of Theology) VU University

Extra curricular activities

Member PhD council, Dutch Research School of Political History

Board member, Committee of Biography, Society of Dutch Literature

Links

Historical Documentation Center: www.hdc.vu.nl/nl/over-het-hdc/medewerkers/Jagt/index.asp

Personal website: www.hansvanderjagt.nl

Twitter: @jwvdj

Publications

Conference paper-presentations
  • 'Sunday rest in the Dutch Colonial Empire', Conference on Sunday Law: Governance, religion, public domain, Amsterdam, 8 December 2015. (in Dutch)
  •  ‘A.W.F. Idenburg and political neo-Calvinism in the Dutch Colonial Empire’, 7th Southeast Asia Update, International Institute for Social Studies, The Hague, 19 June 2015.
  • ‘Race, international politics and neo-Calvinism in the Dutch Colonial Empire, 1900-1920’, Annual Kuyper Conference 2015, "Faith and Race", Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, United States, 16-18 April, 2015.
  •  ‘Dutch colonial neo-Calvinism and Javanese Islam’, Netherlands-Indonesia Consortium for Muslim – Christian Relations, Conference ‘Costly tolerance, Islamic State University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 9-12 March, 2015.
  • ‘Biography, imperial spaces and the case of Alexander Idenburg (1861-1935)’, Research School for Political History, Seminar ‘Theory of the Political Biography’, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 27 February, 2015.
  • ‘Applied Neo-Calvinism. The Dutch policy towards Islam, 1914-1916’, Second International Amsterdam Kuyper Seminar, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 23-24 January, 2014.
  • ‘How neutral can be neutralized. The Dutch between Jihad and WOI’, CLUE PhD/RMA-seminar ‘Global history and heritage in a post-colonial world’, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 16 December, 2013. 

Publications:

  • Coffee colored Calvinists: Neo-Calvinist perspectives on race and church in the Dutch Colonial Empire’ (submitted, peer reviewed).
  • Book-review: Wim Klinkert, Samuël Kruizinga, Paul Moeyes, Nederland Neutraal. De Eerste Wereldoorlog 1914-1918 (Amsterdam 2014).  (submitted)
  • Marcel Metze, Running Royal Dutch Shell. A political biography (to be published, 2016) [I wrote the manuscript of the booksection on Shell in Indonesia].
  • ‘Religie antwoord op haat tegen Westen’, Reformatorisch Dagblad, 5 december 2015.
  • ‘Religie als oplossing voor een internationaal cultuurprobleem. De actualiteit van Alexander Idenburg (Rotterdam 1861-Den Haag 1935)’, Christen Democratische Verkenningen, winter (4) 2014, 169-174.
  • Book-review: Rimko van der Maar en Hans Meijer, Herman van Roijen (1905-1991).Een diplomaat van klasse (Amsterdam 2013). In: BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review 129 (2014).
  • ‘Nederland en de West. Afstoten en omhelzen’, De Volkskrant, 16-12-2013. 
  • 'Excuses klinken weinig oprecht', Trouw, 8-9-2013. 
  • 'Voor de bevindelijken is Rutte geen autoriteit', De Volkskrant, 16-7-2013. 
  • ‘Aan tafel bij een fijn gezin. Gouverneur A.W.F. Idenburg door de ogen van zijn dochter’, Tijdschrift voor Biografie, vol. 2 (2013) no. 1 (voorjaar), 53-61. 
  • ‘Besmeurd Nederlands verleden’, Nederlands Dagblad, 20-12-2012. 
  • ‘Doofpot’, Ad Valvas, 30-10-2012. 
  • Marcel Metze, De veerbootoorlog. Kroniek van een uitgelokt conflict (Franeker 2012). [manuscript] 
  • 'Aanhoudend verzet en tragische ondergang van een jonge prediker.Johannes Kapteyn (*1908 Giessendam-1942 Dachau)’in: George Harinck en Gert van Klinken (ed.), Van kansel naar barak. Gevangen Nederlandse predikanten en de cultuur van herinnering (Hilversum 2011) 85-103.