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dr. B. (Boyd) van Dijk

Faculty of Humanities
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  • Biography

    Boyd van Dijk is a lecturer and an historian of modern Europe and the international (legal) order. His research interests include the history of humanitarianism, international organizations, decolonization, international law, and mass violence. His PhD presents a comparative study of the making of the Geneva Conventions of 1949, the most important rules ever formulated for armed conflict. 

    He taught previously at the London School of Economics, King's College London, and Queen Mary. He studied Political Science and History in Amsterdam, Istanbul, Florence, and at Columbia University. In November 2017 he received his PhD in History from the European University Institute (EUI). He was also shortlisted for the IISG-Volkskrant Thesis Award and received the Erik Hazelhoff Young Talent Award. He has published a monograph about the neighbors of KL Herzogenbusch, articles, and essays for the American Journal of International LawHumanityBMGN, Law and History Review (forthcoming), the Journal of the History of Ideas, as well as Dutch magazines and newspapers.

  • Publications


    • Lok, M. (organiser), van Dijk, B. (organiser), Kattenberg, L. (organiser), Creyghton, C. (organiser), de Dijn, A. (organiser) & Koekkoek, R. (organiser) (3-7-2019 - 5-7-2019). Huizinga Summerschool 2019: Global Intellectual History: micro versus macro?, Utrecht , Netherlands. organisation Huizinga Summerschool (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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