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Joris van den Tol


J.J.S. van den Tol MA
+31 70 800 9009

Fields of interest

  • Economic History of the 16th and 17th centuries, especially Dutch economic history
  • Formal empires and informal networks
  • Lobbying groups



Research Question: How did free agents cooperate with the VOC and the WIC, through lobbying for private interests within the Companies as well as the highest political levels?

This is part of the VIDI-project 'Challenging Monopolies'.

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


Curriculum vitae

Joris van den Tol (1987) completed his Bachelor in History at the University of Amsterdam in 2011 with a thesis on Willem van Oranje and nationalism. The following year he obtained a Masters degree in Early Modern History at the University of Amsterdam with a thesis on Dutch trading with Spain in the beginning of the 17th century, focussing on the effect of the Spanish trade embargoes. In 2012 he started as a PhD candidate at Leiden University within the VIDI-project 'Challenging Monopolies' under the supervision of dr. Catia Antunes.


  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Faculteitsbureau
  • International Studies

Work address

Wijnhaven Building
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP Den Haag
Room number 5.01


PhD Candidate

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Institute for History
  • Geschiedenis diversen


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