Erik Odegard is a university lecturer at the Institute for History.
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.
2005-2009 Bachelor in Maritime History at Leiden University
2009-2012 Mphil History of European Expansion and Globalization at Leiden University