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Dr. D.R. (David) de Boer

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Room number: C1.06B
Postal address
  • Postbus 1610
    1000 BP Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    David de Boer is a postdoctoral researcher. His research focuses on migration and cultural memory in the early modern world. His main academic interests include news cultures, solidarity networks, global migrations, and public history.

    After obtaining his BA and MA in history at Utrecht University, David pursued his PhD at the University of Konstanz and Leiden University (joint doctoral program). He was a visiting scholar at the European University Institute, the Leibniz Institute of European History, Harvard University, and UCLA. Before joining the UvA he lectured at Leiden University and Utrecht University.

     

     

  • Research

    David de Boer's work concerns the history of migration and long-distance solidarity networks. He is interested in how the cultural memory of past migrations shapes global migration patterns. Comparing the Dutch and British Empires between ca. 1700 and 1900, his project investigates how different economic, environmental, and forced migrants informed the conditions of their resettlement by appropriating narratives of and about earlier migrant groups. It traces how such narratives traveled between migrant groups, thus becoming interwoven into a web of global connections.

    The project identifies the agency of economic, environmental, and forced migrants in shaping the conditions of their resettlement on the global stage.

    He has also worked on early modern news, public opinion, iconoclasm, civic identity, and cultural memory.

     

     

    Revolts and Political Violence in Early Modern Imagery (Brill, 2021)
  • Publications

    2022

    • Griesse, M. (Ed.), Barget, M. (Ed.), & de Boer, D. (2022). Revolts and Political Violence in Early Modern Imagery. (Brill’s Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History; Vol. 54). Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004461949
    • Griesse, M., Barget, M., & de Boer, D. (2022). Introduction: Revolts and Political Violence in Early Modern Imagery. In M. Griessen, M. Barget, & D. de Boer (Eds.), Revolts and Political Violence in Early Modern Imagery (pp. 1-17). (Brill’s Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History; Vol. 54). Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004461949_002 [details]
    • de Boer, D. (2022). Strategies of Transnational Identification: Images of the 1655 Massacre of the Waldensians in the Dutch Press. In M. Griesse, M. Barget, & D. de Boer (Eds.), Revolts and Political Violence in Early Modern Imagery (pp. 94-114). (Brill’s Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History; Vol. 54). Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004461949_007 [details]

    2020

    • de Boer, D. R. (2020). Between Remembrance and Oblivion. Negotiating Civic Identity after the Sacks of Mechelen (1572, 1580). The Sixteenth Century Journal, 51(4), 963-981.

    2018

    • de Boer, D. R. (2018). For the True Religion and the Common Cause: Transnational publicity for the War of the Camisards (1702-1705). Histoire et Civilisation du Livre (Revue), 14, 233-246.

    2016

    • de Boer, D. R. (2016). Picking up the Pieces: Catholic Material Culture and Iconoclasm in the Low Countries. BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review, 131(1), 59-80. [131]. https://doi.org/10.18352/bmgn-lchr.10179

    2021

    2020

    • de Boer, D. R. (2020). The birth of modern belief. Faith and judgment from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment by Ethan Shagan (book review). Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 133(1), 138-140.

    2019

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  • Ancillary activities
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