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Jan Burgers

  • Prof. Dr Jan Burgers
  • Senior researcher
  • Department of History
  • Specialisation: palaeography; study of records; medieval chronicles; political and institutional history of Holland in the 12th-14th centuries
  • jan.burgers@huygens.knaw.nl
  • +31 (0)20-2246829
  • Academia.edu

Biography

Jan Burgers studied history at the University of Amsterdam, taking his doctorate (cum laude) in 1993 with a dissertation on palaeography in Holland and Zeeland in the thirteenth century. Since then he has been involved in various projects as an instructor and researcher in the Medieval History study group at the University of Amsterdam. He has been working as a researcher at Huygens ING since 2004, among other activities producing editions of the rhymed chronicle of Holland, a number of source publications on the writs of the states and cities of Holland and Zeeland, and the digital edition of the registers of the Counts of Holland during the Hainaut period (1316–1345). Since February 2010, he has held the chair of “Source access and apparatus for historical research of the history of the Netherlands” at the University of Amsterdam.

Additional Positions

  • Professor Bronontsluiting en apparaat voor historisch onderzoek van de geschiedenis van Nederland, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Research and other projects:

MEDIEVAL PALAEOGRAPHIC SCALE from Huygens ING on Vimeo.

Major publications:

  • De paleografie van de documentaire bronnen in Holland en Zeeland in de dertiende eeuw, 3 dln. (Leuven 1995; Schrift en Schriftdragers in de Nederlanden in de Middeleeuwen. Paleografie, codicologie, diplomatiek 1), 820 p. + 365 platen.
  • De Rijmkroniek van Holland en zijn auteurs. Historiografie in Holland door de Anonymus (1280-1282) en door de grafelijke klerk Melis Stoke (begin veertiende eeuw) (Hilversum 1999; Hollandse Studiën 35), 492 p.
  • ‘De grafelijke Raad in Holland en Zeeland ten tijde van graaf Willem III (1304-1337)’, in: Jaarboek voor Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis 12 (Hilversum 2009), p. 114-145.

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