Joris van Eijnatten has served as full professor of Cultural History at Utrecht University since 2009. Prior to this, he was, among other things, full professor of Cultural History at VU University Amsterdam and a research fellow at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institut für europäische Geschichte (Mainz, Germany) and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS).

In addition to his research and teaching duties, Van Eijnatten has held various substantial administrative posts. From 2013 to 2018, he was head of Utrecht University’s department of History and Art History, and chaired UU’s section of History of Culture, Mentalities and Ideas between 2009 and 2018. Previously, he was director of the Research Institute for Language, Culture and History at VU Amsterdam’s Faculty of Arts.

Van Eijnatten has been the recipient of various grants, including a Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) grant and an NWO Horizon grant. He was awarded the Hendrik Casimir-Karl Ziegler Research Prize in 1999 and a Fellowship for digital humanities at the National Library of the Netherlands in 2016. He is the author of several books and numerous journal and book articles and is a founder of the open-access International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity. He has published extensively in leading international peer-reviewed media, including Journal for the History of IdeasInternational Journal of Intangible HeritageLow Countries Historical Review and the Journal of Religious Ethics


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