Hanneke Ronnes, assistant professor in the department of European cultural history (Cultuurgeschiedenis van Europa) and director of the masters programs of Heritage studies at the University of Amsterdam, studied social and economic history (University of Amsterdam), cultural anthropology (Free University, Amsterdam), and post-medieval archaeology (University of Amsterdam and University College Dublin, Ireland). In 1998 she was awarded the Prize for excellent students by the University of Amsterdam; in 2000 she received the Ruaidhra de Valera memorial prize , awarded by University College Dublin, Ireland. Her PhD thesis titled Architecture and Élite Culture in the United Provinces, England and Ireland, 1500-1700 , was published with Pallas, Amsterdam University Press (2006). Hanneke Ronnes is the chief editor of the historical journal Virtus and sits on the editorial board of the archaeological journal Medieval and modern matters: archaeology and material culture of the Low Countries , and on the advisory board of Explorations in Renaissance Culture.
Historical elite architecture, especially castles and country houses
Historical 'ego-documents' (travel accounts, memoirs)
Cultural history in the broadest sense of the word