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NWO grant for Manon van der Heijden and Leo Lucassen

Manon van der Heijden and Leo Lucassen have been awarded funding from the NWO's Free Competition Humanities. They received the grant for their research on conflicts and jurisdiction concerning migrants and the established Dutch population between 1600 and 1900.

Tolerant migrant cities? The case of Holland 1600-1900
 

It is often assumed that the Netherlands always has been an epitome of tolerance, where many migrants have been welcomed during its Golden Age. The question is whether this is true. We know little about the position of migrants in jurisdiction or the conflicts between migrants and natives between 1600-1900. This research will therefore focus on the question if the Dutch cities were as tolerant as often been affirmed.

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