Annemieke Romein (1984) holds a doctorate in (Early Modern) History. She has worked as a lecturer/ tutor at the Department of History at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is currently part-time employed at a Teacher’s college (iPabo) in Alkmaar and Amsterdam.

Romein finished both her Bachelor in History and her Master in History of Society at EUR, writing her thesis on Bona Politia (good policy and law-making) in the Duchy of Gelderland (17th century).

Having an interest in education, she completed her Masters of Education in both History and Social Studies at the University of Leiden and taught for four years at secondary school.

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In June 2011 Romein started her PhD dissertation under supervision of prof. dr. Robert von Friedeburg. The research was funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), who had funded Von Friedeburg’s proposal on studying “New Monarchy” in the Early Modern period (total of 3 PhD-positions).
This research focused on a comparison between two principalities in the Holy Roman Empire: Jülich and Hesse-Cassel, between 1642-1655; and Brittany France in the period 1648-1652. Fatherland-terminology(patria, patriot, fatherland, nation) was the main focus, as means to criticise princely politics in this period of turmoil, by shifting the focus of loyalty to the fatherland. The title of the dissertation reads: The use of fatherland, patria and patriot in the cases of Jülich, Hesse-Cassel and Brittany (1642-1655). Political arguments in an age of confrontation. The dissertation was successfully defended on 7 January 2016.

Romein currently prepares research proposals on “Policy and politics” in the Low Countries (see proposed post-doctoral research). This is a continuation of her BA- and MA-research.

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