Dr L.J. Bulten (Luc)

Teacher - Department of History, Art History and Classics
Teacher - Radboud Institute for Culture and History

Dr L.J. Bulten (Luc)
Postal address

Postbus 9103

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Dr. Luc Bulten (1993) is a social historian with a special interest in colonial-local encounters and institutions in early modern South Asia. His most recent work focusses on the process of registration of land and people by the Dutch East India Company in eighteenth-century Sri Lanka, specifically from the perspective of the ‘registered’. Recently he has defended his dissertation titled ‘Reconsidering Colonial Registration: Social Histories of Lives, Land, and Labour in Eighteenth-Century Sri Lanka’ which is part of the NWO-granted ‘Colonialism Inside Out’ project.
Furthermore, Luc teaches several courses in social, economic, and early modern history and has previously supervised several theses projects, student assistants and interns. For any inquiries about either research or potential supervision, feel free to contact him.

Research Topics:
• Global, imperial and colonial history
• History of registration
• Everyday aspects of, and interactions in colonial societies
• Indian Ocean World
• Trans-imperial trade networks and firms
• Medical interventions & Empire




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