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Joris van den Tol


Dr. J.J.S. van den Tol
+31 71 527 1646

Joris van den Tol is a postdoc at the Institute for History.

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Fields of interest

  • Economic History of the 16th and 17th centuries, especially Dutch Economic History
  • Atlantic History
  • Petitions in the Early Modern period
  • 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 was 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. He defended his PhD in March 2018.


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


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