Dr A. van Veen (Adriejan)

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

Dr A. van Veen (Adriejan)
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Erasmusplein 1
6525 HT NIJMEGEN

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Postbus 9103
6500 HD NIJMEGEN

Adriejan van Veen (b. 1984) was appointed Assistant Professor in Political History at Radboud University Nijmegen in 2017. He specializes in the political history of the Netherlands and Western Europe in the modern age (c.1780-present). Specifically, he is interested in the history of political and societal organization formation, and the theory and practice of concepts such as political representation and depoliticization.

Van Veen's current research project is financed by the Thorbecke Fund of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW), and is focused on depoliticization in modern Europe. As a case study, he investigates the connection between civil society and political culture in Dutch towns between about 1780 and 1860. A volume co-edited by Van Veen, entitled “Depoliticisation before Neoliberalism. Contesting the Boundaries of the Political in Modern Europe”, will appear shortly.

Van Veen studied History at Utrecht University, where he graduated in the Research Master History: Cities, States and Citizenship in 2009 (with honour). In 2014 he successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation about contemporary independent regulatory authorities at the Department of Public Administration of Utrecht University. Afterwards, he was postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the departments of International Studies and History at Leiden University, and the department of History of Utrecht University.

Van Veen published in BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review about representative labour councils around 1900, and in the journal De Moderne Tijd about experiments with voter organizations in 1848. He published about independent market regulation and advisory councils in the journal Tijdschrift voor Toezicht and various edited volumes.

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