Dr J.J.S. van den Tol (Joris)

Assistant professor - Economical, Social and Demographic History
Assistant professor - Radboud Institute for Culture and History

Dr J.J.S. van den Tol (Joris)
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Erasmusplein 1
6525 HT NIJMEGEN

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Postbus 9103
6500 HD NIJMEGEN

Joris van den Tol, FRHistS is Assistant Professor of Economic History.

I am an historian of Early Modern Economic and Social History, specializing in the Dutch Republic in a globalized world. My first book, Lobbying in Company (Brill, 2020) uses the Dutch colony in Brazil (1630-1654) as a case study for lobbying. I argue that (ordinary) people made a difference for history. Through lobbying (a combination of petitions, personal relations, and public opinion), individuals were able to influence the decision-making process. Lobbying alliances transcended boundaries of ethnicity, religion, geography, gender, and class. My second book (co-authored with Karwan Fatah-Black and Lauren Lauret) studies the involvement of the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) in slavery. With these two colleagues I have also worked on a book about the province South Holland and slavery.

Before coming to Radboud, I was a Postdoc at Harvard and Cambridge University. I obtained my PhD at Leiden University in 2018.

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