Nathan van Kleij is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Historical Studies, within the Faculty of Humanities. He is affiliated with the Amsterdam Centre for Urban History (http://acuh.uva.nl/), as well with the Amsterdam Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (http://cmsa.uva.nl/).
His project (2016-2020) concerns the study of late medieval town halls (and urban courtrooms spaces). He studies the creation, the 'design' and interiour of these buildings; how the publicness/accessibility (or seclusion) within these buildings was facilitated, imagined and regulated (and negotiated); and how the urban community used them.
This research is part of the project "Communication and Exploitation of Knowledge in the Middle Ages" of the Research School for Medieval Studies, financed by a Graduate Programme grant from NWO.
Nathan works as well with public history related projects, such as being the advisor for (historical) content and vision of a teaching method in history for secondary education. He also is an editor at the Historisch Café Amsterdam.