Research group Political Culture and History
Specialisation Early Modern Representation and History of Political Economy


Ida Nijenhuis studied History at Groningen University where she was awarded a PhD in 1992 for her thesis on the Jewish philosophe Isaac de Pinto (1717-1787). Before and after getting her doctorate she taught at the history departments of Leiden and Utrecht University. She has been working at Huygens ING since 1998, first as a senior-researcher and coordinator of the 1550-1813 section, then as a programme-director (2003-2011). She led and worked on a digital born edition of the Resolutiën Staten-Generaal 1626-1630 and, in addition, she supervised the Repertorium van Ambtsdragers en Ambtenaren 1428-1861 project. In 2007 both projects were published online. She also developed the research programme Vertegenwoordiging en bestuur in Nederland . From 2009 until 2017 she held the Huygens ING chair in source-criticism at the Faculty of Arts, Radboud University Nijmegen. In 2016 she was a research fellow at the Center for the History of Political Economy, Duke University, Durham N.C. Up until March 2021 she was leader of the project that aims at the complete digital edition of the resolutions of the Dutch States General 1576-1796 and furthermore she prepares a book on the history of Dutch economic thought:  ‘Between power and market. A history of Dutch commercial republicanism, 1600-1800’.

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