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Marijke van Faassen

  • Dr. Marijke van Faassen
  • Senior Researcher
  • Department of History
  • Specialisation: political-institutional history of the Netherlands, international relations
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Marijke van Faassen studied history at VU University Amsterdam. After graduating she undertook commissioned research for a time. Since 1989 she has been employed as a researcher at Huygens ING, working on various different projects. In 1994, for example, she co-wrote the texts for the Dutch passport, edited the diaries of the former Liberal politician and Minister of Foreign Affairs W.H. de Beaufort (1845–1918) and the final three volumes of “Foreign Policy of the Netherlands 1919–1945”. In recent years she has coordinated projects focusing not only on access to sources but also on analytical research: “Constitutional Commissions 1883–1983” (concerning constitutional amendments) and “Emigration 1945–1967” (researching post-war emigration from the Netherlands). The latter was also the subject of her doctoral dissertation at the University of Groningen (2014). Marijke van Faassen is currently coordinating the “Migrant: Mobilities and Connection” project on Dutch emigrants to Australia and their cultural heritage, in close collaboration with a number of Australian experts in digital humanities and cultural heritage experts.

Research and other projects

Migrant: Mobilities and Connection

Constitutional committees 1883-1983

Additional Positions

  • Bestuurslid Centrum voor de Geschiedenis van Migranten (CGM)

Major publications

  • Polder en emigratie. Het Nederlandse emigratiebestel in internationaal perspectief 1945-1967 (Den Haag 2014)
  • ‘Invisibility and selectivity. Introduction to the special issue on Dutch overseas migration in the nineteenth and twentieth century edited by Marlou Schrover and Marijke van Faassen’ in: Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis 7, nr. 2 (2010) 3-32 (samen met Marlou Schrover).
  • ‘Representation and governance in the Netherlands, 1250-1983: materials for a comprehensive history of politics’ in: Parliaments, Estates & Representation 29 (2009) 3-15 (samen met Ida Nijenhuis, Jan Burgers, Eef Dijkhof en Karin van Leeuwen).


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