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Arthur Weststeijn


Dr. A.V. Weststeijn
+31 71 527 1743

Arthur Weststeijn is postdoctoral researcher in the project Covering the Ocean: Newspapers and Information Management in the Atlantic World, 1580-1820. He specialises in the intellectual history of empire, especially in 17th-century Spain, Portugal, and the Dutch Republic.

Next to his position at Leiden, Weststeijn teaches Italian history at Utrecht University.

Curriculum vitae

  • 2018- : postdoc Institute for History, Leiden University
  • 2017- : assistant professor Italian studies, Utrecht University
  • 2011-2017: director of historical studies, Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR)
  • 2010-2011: postdoc Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen
  • 2010: PhD history, European University Institute, Florence
  • 2006: RMA intellectual history, European University Institute, Florence
  • 2005: MA philosophy, University of Amsterdam
  • 2004: MA history, University of Amsterdam 


  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Institute for History
  • Vaderlandse Geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 2.73


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