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Jeannette Kamp


Dr. J.M. Kamp
+31 71 527 2723

I am a social historian that uses the study of crime and criminal records to understand how the daily lives of historical actors were impacted by processes like migration, gender norms, state formation etc. My research focuses on the period between 1600 and 1900 and I have studied both German and Dutch cases. At the moment I am working as a post-doc in the project Tolerant Migrant Cities? and focus on the process of urbanization and its impact of crime the Netherlands after 1850 until ca. 1910

More information about Jeannette Kamp

Fields of interest

  • Migration
  • Crime
  • Gender
  • Urban

Curriculum vitae

I am currently a Post-Doc researcher working as part of the research project Tolerant Migrant Cities? The Case of Holland, 1600-1900. 

Within this project I study the impact of the urbanization process in Amsterdam and Rotterdam on the prosecution of crime, with a particular focus on the process of both international and national migrants. 

I received my PhD in 2018. My research on female crime in early modern Frankfurt was published by Brill in early 2020. It shows how Frankfurt fits within a general pattern of female offending in early modern Europe: female offenders were often young, unattached and not part of the social order envisioned by the authorities. This made them vulnerable for prosecution. At the same time, Frankfurt's authorities relied heavily on informal mechanisms of control, particularly the household, which set it apart from larger metropolises like Amsterdam or early modern London. 

After my PhD research I have worked as a lecturer at Leiden University and the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. In 2019-2020 I was a Post-Doc at Oxford University in Peter Wilson's ERC-Project on Europe as a fiscal-military system. 

Key publications

Jeannette Kamp, Crime, Gender and Social Control in Early Modern Frankfurt am Main (Leiden/Brill 2020)

Jeannette Kamp, Susan Legêne, Matthias van Rossum en Sebas Rümke, Geschiedenis Schrijven! Wegwijzer voor historici (AUP 2016). 


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

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 0.18a



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