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Marijcke Schillings

M. Schillings2

  • Marijcke Schillings, MA
  • Researcher
  • Department of History
  • Specialisation: Dutch political history & cultural history in the 19th century
  • +31 (0)20-2246 902


Marijcke Schillings studied history at the Catholic University of Nijmegen (now Radboud University Nijmegen). She graduated cum laude in 1987 and then gained her teaching qualification in history.

She joined Huygens ING as a researcher in November 1989. Until June 2006 she worked on the bibliographical project “Repertory of Dutch History” (now She was closely involved in the transition from a printed to a digital bibliography. From June 2006 until the end of 2015 she worked on the project on “The Dutch in the Caribbean world, c. 1670 – c. 1870” and contributed to the digital archive guide on “Religious Policy and Islam in the Dutch East Indies, 1816–1942”. From 2016 on, she focused on “Dutch Prize Papers”.

Her current research focuses on the importance of personal networks for state-building in the Netherlands in the first half of the 19th century (selected individuals: Willem de Clercq, Rochus Cenie, and Charles Pieters) and on the time that the Belgian publicist Louis de Potter spent in Italy (1811–1823), where his lover was the Livorno painter Matilde Malenchini (1779–1858).

Research and other projects:

Major publications:

  • ‘Lopende nationaal historische bibliografieën in Nederland en daarbuiten in een proces van vernieuwing’ in: Archives et bibliothèques de Belgique. Archief- en bibliotheekwezen in België 67 (1996) 225-238.
  • ‘Joannes Romme met een missie in Suriname, 1864-1889’  in: OSO. Tijdschrift voor Surinamistiek en het Caraïbisch gebied 30 (2011) 356-373.
  • ‘Pieter van Dooren (1784-1845)’, lemma in Biografisch Woordenboek van Nederland, 1780-1830.
  • ‘Malenchini-Meoni, Maria Metilde, genoemd Matilde, Toscaanse schilderes en geliefde van Louis de Potter, 1779-1858’, in: Nationaal Biografisch Woordenboek, deel 21, Brussel: Paleis der Academiën, 2014, kol. 697-709 (2014).


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