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Dr J. (Jan) Rotmans

Modern History
Faculty of Humanities
Onderwijsbeleid FGw
Photographer: Eduard Lampe

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
Postal address
  • Postbus 1605
    1000 BP Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Jan Rotmans (1986) is a PhD candidate at the history department of the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the relationship between historical awareness and political thought at the end of the eighteenth century in the Dutch Republic. The research project is funded by the program 'Promoties in the Geesteswetenschappen' of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).


    Research interests:

    • Early modern political thought
    • History of historiography
    • Republican thought
    • Methodology
    • Contemporary political philosophy



    • MA History of Political Thought and Intellectual History, University College London and Queen Mary, 2011 (with merit)
    • Research MA History, University of Amsterdam, 2010 (8,3 average)
    • BA Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, 2010 (cum laude)
    • BA History, University of Amsterdam, 2008 (cum laude)



    • Huygens Talent Scholarship (2010)


  • Publications


    • Bos, J., & Rotmans, J. (2021). The Long Quarrel: Past and Present in the Eighteenth Century. (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History; Vol. 332). Brill.
    • Bos, J., & Rotmans, J. (2021). The Long Quarrel in the Eighteenth Century. In J. Bos, & J. Rotmans (Eds.), The Long Quarrel: Past and Present in the Eighteenth Century (pp. 3-15). (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History; Vol. 332). Brill.


    • Rotmans, J. (2020). Enlightened Pessimism: Republican Decline in Dutch Revolutionary Thought, 1780-1800. [details]
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