Vincent Kuitenbrouwer is Assistant Professor History of International Relations. He studied history at the Universities of Aberdeen and Amsterdam and obtained the degree Master of Studies in Imperial and Commonwealth History at the University of Oxford (St Antony's College). In February 2010 obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam with his thesis A War of Words. Dutch Pro-Boer Propaganda and the South African War (1899-1902). In 2017 he contributed to the Goede Hoop exhibiton about the shared history of South Africa and the Netherlands in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and the accompanying television series by NTR (episode 5).
Vincent Kuitenbrouwer is specialised in nineteenth- and twentieth-century imperial history, and has a special interest in colonial media. He currently works on Dutch international radio-broadcasting for a project, co-ordinated by the Dutch audiovisual archive Beeld en Geluid, celebrating the 100th anniversary of radio broadcasting in the Netherlands in 2019. He also is a co-investigator in two international projects: 'Connecting the Wireless World', funded by the Leverhulme Trust (2016-2019) and 'Getting the Big Picture on Small States', funded with an internationalization grant of the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research NWO (2017-2020).
History of international radio-broadcasting
Colonial media history
History of the Dutch empire
Imperial culture in Europe
History of South Africa
'Radio as a Tool of Empire. Intercontinental Broadcasting from the Netherlands to the Dutch East Indies in the 1920s and 1930s', Itinerario, vol. 40:1 (2016) 83-103. Go to journal website
'Propaganda dare not speak its name. International information services about the Dutch East Indies, 1919-1934', Media History vol. 20:3 (2014) 239-253. Go to journal website
with Marieke Bloembergen eds., 'A New Dutch Imperial History. Connecting Dutch and Overseas Pasts', special issue of BMGN-Low Countries Historical Review 128:1 (2013). Open access version available via journal website.
War of Words. Dutch Pro-Boer Propaganda and the South African War (1899-1902) (Amsterdam University Press 2012). Open access version available via OAPEN.