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Erik Odegard

Assistant professor

Dr. E.L.L. Odegard
+31 71 527 2663

Erik Odegard is a university lecturer at the Institute for History.

More information about Erik Odegard

Fields of interest

  • The interaction of formal empires and informal networks
  • Chartered trading companies
  • Urban planning and military architecture 1450-1800


Research Question: How did free agents protect their interests by supporting or undermining career paths of employees of the VOC and WIC? The case of Johan Maurits van Nassau (Governor of New Holland-Brazil, 1636-1644) and Rijckloff van Goens (Governor-General in Batavia, 1678-1681).

This research is part of the VIDI-project 'Challenging monopolies'.

You can visit the website of the Posthumus Institute for more information.

Curriculum vitae

2005-2009 Bachelor in Maritime History at Leiden University
2009-2012 Mphil History of European Expansion and Globalization at Leiden University

Assistant professor

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Economische en Sociale geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 2.08b



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