Jonas van Tol is assistant professor in early modern history, focussing on war, conflict, and violence before ca. 1800. Before starting at the UvA, he obtained his BA in History (York, 2011), MPhil in Early Modern History (Cambridge, 2012), and PhD (York 2016). From 2016 to 2018 he worked as university lecturer at the University of Leiden. In his research and teaching he focusses on the transnational impact of religious violence during the Reformation. He is particularly interested in the French Wars of Religion and its impact on, and entanglement with, religious conflict in other parts of Europe, for instance the Dutch Revolt.
Germany and the French Wars of Religion, 1560-1572 (Leiden: Brill, 2018).
‘The Rhineland and the Huguenots: transnational confessional relations during the French Wars of Religion’, in Violet Soen et al (eds.), Crossing Borders: Transregional Reformations in Early Modern Europe (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2019).
'William of Orange in France and the transnationality of the sixteenth-century wars of religion', Low Countries Historical Review 134 (2019) 33-58.
‘Religion or Rebellion? Justifying the French Wars of Religion and Dutch Revolt to German Protestants’, The Sixteenth Century Journal 51 (2020) 445-464.
'Beyond diplomacy: making sense of German participation in the French Wars of Religion', French History 35 (2021) 309-329.
'German narratives about the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre', French History (2022).