Dr H.G.J. Kaal (Harm)

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

Dr H.G.J. Kaal (Harm)
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Erasmusplein 1
6525 HT NIJMEGEN

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Postbus 9103
6500 HD NIJMEGEN

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

I am an associate professor of political history at the Faculty of Arts of Radboud University. After finishing my PhD on Amsterdam city politics in the interwar I moved to Nijmegen where I carried out a project on the construction of political identities in the Netherlands in the twentieth century (NWO-VENI). I am currently leading an international comparative research project on the position of 'ordinary citizens' in Dutch, British and German postwar political culture (funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation). Other topics that I am working on include a gender history of parliamentary culture, the history of Dutch electoral culture, the interaction between the fields of politics and sports, and applied history. I am the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied History (Brill). In the past, I have held visiting fellowships at the University of Cambridge (Wolfson College, 2009) and the Institute of Historical Research (London, 2014). I am currently involved in the supervision of PhD-theses on a broad range of topics in modern political history, ranging from American views on early European integration to the role of teachers in citizenship education.

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